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series 1

series 1

Stephen’s (David Mitchell) father Laurie, a local legend and pub landlord, has died and Stephen is set – finally – to take over the pub. Mum Ellen and sister Cass have no interest in the family business – they’re ‘creative’, with weed to buy and energy-centres to rebalance. With his dad dead, it’s now Stephen’s chance to shine. His only achievements so far have been marriage (followed by divorce), a failed stint as a lawyer in London and a slightly disappointing pub refurb. But when the charming Andrew (Robert Webb) turns up out of the blue at Laurie’s funeral, Stephen’s plans go awry.

Charismatic Andrew has lived in Sydney, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Berlin and Limoges but crucially, spent five formative months fostered by Laurie and Ellen as a twelve-year-old. To Stephen, Andrew was just one of a string of thirty-odd foster kids who he spent his childhood resenting. But Andrew remembers every single detail and sees that time as the most important of his life. Now Andrew’s back, and keen to revisit the closest thing he’s ever had to a family. Ellen loves Andrew. Cass loves Andrew. Even Laurie’s erratic brother Geoff loves Andrew. But Stephen doesn’t love Andrew. He thinks he’s a glib, dangerous sociopath who’s about to steal his family, his business and his life.

“It’s good to have them back”

(Metro)

“A glorious mix of fun and filth”

(The Guardian)

“This looks set to give Peep Show a run for its money”

(Weekend)

“There’s plenty of deliciously wicked humour to enjoy”

(The Times)

“Mitchell & Webb’s newest sitcom is yet another triumph”

(Daily Express)

“Might just become one of our best home-grown sitcoms”

(The Telegraph)

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