What time is it on?
The filthy, funny Catastrophe on Channel 4 on Tuesday 7th March at 10pm.
What’s happening in episode 2?
Poor Rob. As well as being forced to cope with his wife Sharon’s sexual indiscretion with a student in series two, Rob Delaney’s dry drunk appears to have rediscovered the lure of booze/ This, of course, is all he needs, what with unemployment, money worries and suggestions that their son, Frankie, is biting another child in the playground. The accuser’s mother looks like she has a heap of her own problems – but with the luck our central couple have had lately, it would take an optimistic fool to bet that the claims don’t have, er, teeth.
Still, only a show this assured and sharp could mine as many laughs and smiles amid this level of pain and despair, a point amply demonstrated when Sharon (Sharon Horgan) delivers an excruciating school-assembly eulogy for a fellow teacher who has just committed suicide. Trust me, it’s hilarious.
Will Carrie Fisher be in it?
The sixth (and final) episode of the new series will also see a return for Carrie Fisher’s Mia, Rob’s difficult mother, in what promises to be a “chunkier” role according to Horgan and in what Channel 4 describe as a “highly emotional” episode.