Private View

Series 3 - Episode 6 Private View

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Review

This has been a cracking series and they’ve saved the most delicious edition till last. Private View is a scream, both darkly amusing and bloodily macabre. A small band of people are invited to Fragments, an outré installation in an East London basement gallery — the valedictory show of deceased artist Elliot Quinn. Death awaits at every turn. Never has a black fetish glove looked more disturbing.

It has an enviable cast: Fiona Shaw as a dowdy Irish biddy, Felicity Kendal as a partially sighted soft-porn author, Reece Shearsmith as a sniffy critic, Steve Pemberton as a health-and-safety bore called Kenneth Williams, and Morgana Robinson as a reality TV moron. Montserrat Lombard plays a chippy receptionist – and there’s a special guest star we’re not allowed to mention.

It pays homage to one of my favourite horror films (I’d be giving too much away to say which, but it starred Vincent Price). And the final twist of the knife is, to say the least, perplexing. Roll on series four.

Summary

It's the night of Elliot Quinn's valedictory show, Fragments. An unlikely group of individuals find themselves in The Nine Gallery in East London for champagne, canapes, and cutting-edge culture. However, the guests soon realise they are trapped within the exhibition. Darkly comic tale, written by and starring Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, with Felicity Kendal, Fiona Shaw and Morgana Robinson. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Carrie Morgana Robinson
Bea Montserrat Lombard
Maurice Reece Shearsmith
Jean Fiona Shaw
Kenneth Steve Pemberton
Patricia Felicity Kendal
Elliot Quinn Johnny Flynn
Reporter Muriel Gray
Director Guillem Morales
Producer Adam Tandy
Writer Steve Pemberton
Writer Reece Shearsmith
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