Lab Rats. Image shows from L to R: Dr Alex Beenyman (Chris Addison), Professor John Mycroft (Geoff McGivern), Dean Mieke Miedema (Selina Cadell), Minty Clapper (Helen Moon), Cara McIlvenny (Jo Enright), Brian Lalumaca (Dan Tetsell). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Lab Rats

BBC2 studio sitcom set in a university research laboratory. Starring Chris Addison and Geoffrey McGivern

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2008  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
Chris Addison, Geoffrey McGivern, Jo Enright, Dan Tetsell, Selina Cadell, Helen Moon, Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Writers:
Chris Addison, Carl Cooper
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Somewhere in St Dunstan's University sits the Arnolfini Research Laboratory - a lab for hire, meant for flashy projects which will bring the college kudos and money. Unfortunately, the Arnolfini is staffed by what are known in scientific circles as 'idiots'.

Our Review: A valiant effort at bringing silly humour back into the mainstream, but frankly everything about it, absolutely everything, was wrong. It was entirely un-suitable for the 9:30pm slot - it should be on Children's BBC at about 5:30pm! Awful, just awful. This show has definitely been axed so, don't worry, it won't be back to darken our TV's again.