Again, I enjoyed this week's show. I know I'll be in a tiny minority in saying that, but I did. It's got a good feeling to it, and it really is nice to see the Beeb going back to some mainstream variety-type stuff in a primetime (ish) slot.
Anyway, as I was saying, I'll be in the minority here, but to be perfectly honest, most of you are writers, and so neither I nor the BBC care much about your opinions; you're not the target audience.
Ahem. Anyway. Yes, most of his act is based on the "I'm a darky, and yet I'm also English - and a bit posh, ar-har-har!" thing, but for me it's done quite well, and uses it differently enough between each sketch (and studio piece) for it to not get 'old'. As is true with any sketch show, some of it falls a little flat, but like I say, there's a really good feeling to the show for me, and more than enough laughs to keep me tuning in each week.
If you are reading this, Mr BBC One, more of the same kind of variety-ish stuff please! It is, dare I say it, almost back to Morecambe & Wise stylee with a mixture of different bits and pieces. Very enjoyable, and something the British Comedy Guide will almost certainly support!
Loved the Hitler line too. Exactly my opinion.