On the main review page we cover new comedy programmes which are also issued as posts. This page acts an an archive of the Bite-Size reviews of individual episodes shown on the home page each week.
Hurry Up And Wait
Monday 31st May
Another intriguing dramedy from Pemberton and Shearsmith. A timid bit part actor, playing a policeman in a crime reconstruction, becomes too involved in the case before being out manoeuvred by one of Britain’s top actors. Superb cast as always.
Russell Howard Stands Up to the World
Monday 31st May
A great example of how one of our top comedians gathers material by travelling the world and how New Zealand are keeping Covid out through quarantine. The ‘travelogue’ (sans Mum) dug up some fascinating characters on which he based his stand-up routine delivered to full audiences in a Covid free NZ.
Inside No9 – Lip Service
Monday 24th May
The script took us on a real cork screw journey with subtle comedy as a companion. Sian Clifford was perfect with yet another superb performance by both Steve Pemberton as the cuckold and Reece Shearsmith as the punctilious hotel manager.
We Are Ladyparts
Thursday 20th May
Interesting mix of culture, music and darkish comedy. Definitely one for Zoomers. Promising start to the series, now to watch the rest on All4 before a full review
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Inside No9 – Simon Says
Monday 17th May
Dark dramedy episode with more twists than The Corkscrew at Alton Towers. Sharp script and outstanding performances. Another triumph for Pemberton and Shearsmith
Murder They Hope – Evil Under The Bun –Saturday 15th May
Episode 2 gives a whole new meaning to Bake Off. It’s lighthearted, funny with several laugh out loud moments. Listen out for, writer, Jason Cook’s homage to The Fast Show delivered by Paul Whitehouse.