Holiday Share

Series 10 - Episode 3 Holiday Share

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Review

Lee and Lucy decamp to a cottage in the New Forest, without the kids but with their friends Toby and Anna, for a fraught weekend away. The setting prompts memories of the classic Frasier episode The Ski Lodge, but there’s no door-slamming farce here: it’s a more prosaic parade of passive-aggression, class resentment and bare-faced lying, set in motion by a grimly polite stand-off over which couple gets the bigger bedroom.

Although it’s perhaps a bit too simple a set-up, it’s diligently worked and, given that the focus is on childish point-scoring even more than it usually is, Lee Mack is in his comedy element.

Summary

The tensions of sharing a weekend cottage with friends are much in evidence as Lee and Lucy spend three nights in the New Forest with Toby and Anna. The beautiful countryside is forgotten as they squabble over who has the better bedroom, where they should go on their day trips, who should do the cooking and who should stay behind on the last day to tidy up the cottage. Comedy, starring Lee Mack, Sally Bretton, Hugh Dennis and Abigail Cruttenden.

Cast & Crew

Lee Lee Mack
Lucy Sally Bretton
Toby Hugh Dennis
Anna Abigail Cruttenden
Director Nick Wood
Producer Jamie Rix
Writer Lee Mack
Writer Daniel Peak
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