Speaking of comedy-drama, I got the DVD of "Class Act" with Joanna Lumley yesterday. I had seen a little bit of it over a decade ago and found it funny - watching more of it now, and it's hilarious! A very well structured comedy-drama indeed.
The show revolves around a displaced aristocrat called Kate Swift (Lumley) whose husband has gone missing, leaving her to take the blame for his dodgy dealings. She is imprisoned for six months and, upon release, she teams up with her cellmate, who is a burglar, and the apologetic journalist who caused her to be imprisoned.
Together, they set out to find out what happened to her husband and to the money - and various madcap adventures ensue as they dodge policemen and crooks alike and try to get their hands on cash. Kate's father and the police inspector who is monitoring her in the hopes of retrieving her husband's ill-gotten gains are also characters.
The show is action packed and full of hilarious one liners and outrageously self-centred behaviour by the protagonist.
Does anyone else remember it?
Miss Lumley, more recently, has been in "Sensitive Skin" - one of the finest and most refined, stylish comedy-dramas I have seen.