Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same ... See full summary »
Satirical Blackadderesque sitcom about how friends, family, historical circumstances, and his arch-rival Robert Greene, who first coined the derogatory term "upstart crow", influenced William Shakespeare to write his famous plays.
Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
Poor Ben Elton has a lot of catching up to do if we wants to be where Richard Curtis is at. And this unfunny sitcom that has no studio audience, has dreadful, cringe-worthy middle class characters is no help. Even the theme tune evokes memories of the Curtis created Vicar of Dibley. Every week this show fails the five-minute test; I doubt you will still be with the show after the first five minutes.
Finally, and this is another shot in the foot, Ardal O'Hanlon was good in Father Ted, but wasted in My Hero, which he should have stopped doing after one series, is not the ideal leading man here. The guy pretending to be Mick Jagger is simply irritating.
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