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  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy

Summary

Comedy starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Stephen prepares to take over the family business after his dad's death, but on the day of the funeral there's an unexpected mourner at the graveside.

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Episode 6: Back

Summary

In the final episode, Andrew has completed transforming the John Barleycorn into a huge success with a brilliant new look and a talented French chef. Feeling defeated and depressed, Stephen turns to alcohol to drown his sorrows. Later, Andrew's back story starts to be brought into question when other former foster children turn up for Laurie's birthday memorial. Stephen throws every ounce of his manic energy into finding out the truth about Andrew's past, and when he finally does, it is a revelation that looks like it could change everything.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

One of the great things about this Mitchell-and-Webb sitcom is the fact it has so much more plot than most. Underneath the well-worked character comedy there’s a running mystery worthy of a psychological thriller: who exactly is plausible interloper Andrew (Robert Webb)? Was he really a foster child who has returned to the home he was happiest in?

“He’s stolen my life and he’s living it better than me,” moans Stephen (David Mitchell), who is sliding into alcoholic gloom. But a cascade of plot developments involving microfiche readers, clafoutis and cancer might change everything.


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Cast

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StephenDavid Mitchell
AndrewRobert Webb
CassLouise Brealey
EllenPenny Downie
JanJessica Gunning
MikeOliver Maltman
GeoffGeoff McGivern
AlisonOlivia Poulet
Young AndrewCaius Luckyn-Malone
Alfie TateCharlie Baker
JulietJulie Dray
DinerTommy Love
LibrarianJoanne Sandi
ChrisPhaldut Sharma
DaveJonathan Watson

Crew

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DirectorBen Palmer
Executive producerKenton Allen
Executive producerSimon Blackwell
Executive producerDavid Mitchell
Executive producerRobert Webb
ProducerKate Daughton
WriterSimon Blackwell

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  • Episode 6

    Back

    Summary

    In the final episode, Andrew has completed transforming the John Barleycorn into a huge success with a brilliant new look and a talented French chef. Feeling defeated and depressed, Stephen turns to alcohol to drown his sorrows. Later, Andrew's back story starts to be brought into question when other former foster children turn up for Laurie's birthday memorial. Stephen throws every ounce of his manic energy into finding out the truth about Andrew's past, and when he finally does, it is a revelation that looks like it could change everything.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    One of the great things about this Mitchell-and-Webb sitcom is the fact it has so much more plot than most. Underneath the well-worked character comedy there’s a running mystery worthy of a psychological thriller: who exactly is plausible interloper Andrew (Robert Webb)? Was he really a foster child who has returned to the home he was happiest in?

    “He’s stolen my life and he’s living it better than me,” moans Stephen (David Mitchell), who is sliding into alcoholic gloom. But a cascade of plot developments involving microfiche readers, clafoutis and cancer might change everything.


    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    StephenDavid Mitchell
    AndrewRobert Webb
    CassLouise Brealey
    EllenPenny Downie
    JanJessica Gunning
    MikeOliver Maltman
    GeoffGeoff McGivern
    AlisonOlivia Poulet
    Young AndrewCaius Luckyn-Malone
    Alfie TateCharlie Baker
    JulietJulie Dray
    DinerTommy Love
    LibrarianJoanne Sandi
    ChrisPhaldut Sharma
    DaveJonathan Watson

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBen Palmer
    Executive producerKenton Allen
    Executive producerSimon Blackwell
    Executive producerDavid Mitchell
    Executive producerRobert Webb
    ProducerKate Daughton
    WriterSimon Blackwell

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