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Series 4 - Episode 3

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Review

I love the way Greg Davies and his co-writers are willing to push this sitcom into the far reaches of ridiculousness. They take big comic risks and when they come off, which is most of the time, the reward is a particular, painful kind of laugh you don’t get anywhere else.

Hopeless goon Dan (Davies) is now a father, and a soppy one: “Even colours seem more vibrant, you know?” But when he tries to join in with his girlfriend’s family at her hospital bedside, he misjudges it horribly.

Meanwhile, uptight Brian – the most furiously clenched comedy character since Fawlty – has a great subplot as he gets wound up by his daughter’s new Scottish accent.

Summary

Dan is frustrated by the universal lack of respect for his new status as a father, and decides to join a local dads' club, but desperate to fit in, how far will 'Papa Bear' go to impress the other dads? Brian is worried about his daughter's cultural identity and Jo adds to his stress with her box of 'things I don't understand'.

Cast & Crew

Dan Greg Davies
Nesta Stephanie Cole
Jo Roisin Conaty
Brian Mike Wozniak
Mum Gwyneth Powell
Emma Jeany Spark
Ally Isy Suttie
Shakira Ashley McGuire
Ben Daniel Adegboyega
Carol Ruth Bratt
Mrs Lipsey Stella Gonet
Mr Lipsey Michael Gould
Headmaster Elliot Levey
Mr Crumbs Chris James
Ronnie Samuel Oatley
Jason Michael Bunani
Gregory Max Gill
Josephine Rhianna Joy Hosmer
Kevin Sam Hunt
Maternity nurse Toyin Ayedun-Alase
PC Fergus S Campbell Iain Connell
Old man James Greene
Director Al Campbell
Executive Producer Richard Allen-Turner
Executive Producer James Taylor
Executive Producer Jon Thoday
Producer Jane Wallbank
Writer Greg Davies
Writer Ed Gamble
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Comedy