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Series cast summary:
Julian Barratt ...  Victor Munro 6 episodes, 1996
Adam Bloom Adam Bloom ...  Adam 6 episodes, 1996
Norman Lovett ...  Dr. Lovett 6 episodes, 1996
Paul Morocco Paul Morocco ...  Paul 6 episodes, 1996
Mick O'Connor Mick O'Connor ...  Nobby Shanks 6 episodes, 1996
Simon Pegg ...  Simon 6 episodes, 1996
Jessica Hynes ...  Martha / ... 6 episodes, 1996
David Devant and his Spirit Wife David Devant and his Spirit Wife ...  Themselves 6 episodes, 1996
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Surreal black comedy about an assortment of odd characters trapped in an asylum, in a quiet English countryside. It is run by staff whose sanity is decidedly suspect, as proved by their admission of the local pizza-delivery boy for trumped-up reasons. As the patients try bizarre escapes, we are left wondering whether the whole thing is a massive experiment, or just a cruel hoax. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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First collaboration of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes. They would later make Spaced (1999) and Shaun of the Dead (2004) together. See more »

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Ginger
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Extremely funny!
12 May 2013 | by funky_giraffeSee all my reviews

This seems to be a forgotten gem, it was only by chance that i came across this series on YouTube, i hope it comes out on DVD one day...so many great actors in one place!!! I love Julian as Howard Moon, but i love seeing him playing different characters like in this and (un)natural acts. Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes are also a great duo, of whom i am a big fan, basically if you love surreal stuff like 'The Mighty Boosh' and 'Spaced' etc, this show will probably be right up your street! One thing i'm not a fan of in some of the episodes is the random songs. Usually i like musical intervals, but in some parts it just seems unnecessary and out of place. This is of course apart from Bill Bailey's snip it, he is just awesome.


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