Me And Mrs Jones. Image shows from L to R: Billy (Robert Sheehan), Tom Marshall (Nathaniel Parker), Gemma Jones (Sarah Alexander), Jason Jones (Neil Morrissey). Image credit: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Me And Mrs Jones

New sitcom starring Sarah Alexander as a modern woman balancing boyfriends, admirers, parenthood and an ex-husband

Me & Mrs Jones
2012  (BBC One)
6 (1 series)
Sarah Alexander, Neil Morrissey, Nathaniel Parker, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Bailey, Vera Filatova, Kelle Bryan, Danni Bennatar, Sophie Alibert, Madeleine Harris
Oriane Messina, Fay Rusling
Hartswood Films Ltd
& Serena Cullen Productions

Series following the increasingly complex life of Mrs Jones as she balances love, affection, sex and motherhood between an ex-husband, one grown-up son, two young daughters and a male admirer with a 20 year age gap.

When Gemma's grown up son, Alfie returns from travelling around Asia with Billy - the friend he met on his travels - Gemma's already jumbled world turns upside down.

Having lead a date-less single life since her divorce from Jason, Gemma ventures out on a first date with Tom - one of the dads from her daughters' school - only to return home to discover the sexy, young Billy staying in her house. There is a spontaneous romantic spark and Gemma is shocked to find herself having feelings for her son's best friend. As much as she tries to fight these emotions, she struggles to resist the temptation to fall for him.

However, having embarked on a relationship with Tom, Gemma is torn between the directions her heart and her head are taking her.

Our Review: We absolutley loved Me And Mrs Jones; it mightn't have had the packed-out laughs of a studio sitcom, but it oozed warmth, good humour and all-round likeability.

The cast were, in our opinion, near faultless, whilst the design and feel of the show is perfectly reminiscent of a big-budget Hollywood romantic comedy. The writing is similarly top-notch, eliciting sympathy and understanding of the characters' worries and feelings - not to mention dealing with a rarely addressed and potentially controversial scenario in both a sensitive and relatable manner.

Some have levelled criticism that certain scenes or plot strands felt less believable than others, and whilst we wouldn't outright dismiss such concerns, we really were too busy laughing and enjoying the series to notice.

If a second series isn't commissioned of this heart-warming, laugh-out-loud comedy, it'll be the televisual crime of the year.