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Series 2-Episode 3
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Series 2-Episode 3

Monday 10pm - 10:30pm BBC Two (not Northern Ireland)
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Review

Writers Simon Carlyle and Gregor Sharp make this kind of character comedy look easy. When they get on a roll, as they do in tonight’s episode, their love-to-hate characters – almost grotesques but not quite – have a life of their own and the kind of comic energy that must be a gift to the actors.

Especially when you’ve got actors as pitch-perfect as Doon MacKichan and Elaine C Smith, playing the Scylla and Charybdis of their neighbours’ lives: escape the horrors of one and you’re bound to get clobbered by the other. Tonight, in their different but equally selfish ways, they set about spoiling the pleasant Sunday lunch Beth had planned. Again.

Summary

Beth's hopes of a nice, traditional Sunday lunch are dashed when Cathy and Colin arrive in the middle of an argument, Jaz locks himself in the toilet, and Christine and Sophie turn up uninvited. Tensions rise around the dinner table, with Cathy furious that Colin has been caught at a lap-dancing club, while Jaz is stressed about his return to work and ends up locking himself in the toilet. It all gets too much for host Beth when Cathy decides to forgive Colin and treat him to her own kind of special dance.

Cast & Crew

Beth Arabella Weir
Eric Alex Norton
Cathy Doon Mackichan
Colin Jonathan Watson
Christine Elaine C Smith
Sophie Sharon Rooney
Ian Jamie Quinn
Jaz Harki Bhambra
Director Sasha Ransome
Producer Catherine Gosling Fuller
Writer Simon Carlyle
Writer Gregor Sharp
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