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Don't Forget The Driver. Image shows from L to R: Peter Green (Toby Jones), Squeaky Dave (Danny Kirrane), Joy (Marcia Warren), Kayla (Erin Kellyman), Bradley (Jo Eaton-Kent), Rita (Luwam Teklizgi), Kieran (Wills Whittington), Fran (Claire Rushbrook), Lech (Dino Kelly), Manju (Bharti Patel).

Don't Forget The Driver

Comedy about a coach driver and single father whose mundane life is challenged

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gb901

  • Tuesday 30th April 2019, 11:01pm
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 339 posts

Bugger bognor and this!

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Old Lady Leg

  • Thursday 2nd May 2019, 3:36pm
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 428 posts

I feel it's a series that will be watched and appreciated or picked apart for various reasons, then left to quietly slip away again. Now...weeks later, I'm not really remembering it with the same spark of interest I felt when watching. Easy viewing, that's for sure, but also something to be merely absorbed, before moving on to something else...or something...or not...or whatever...

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 2nd May 2019, 6:03pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 683 posts
Quote: gb901 @ 30th April 2019, 11:01 PM

Bugger bognor and this!

While I may concur regarding the programme, I'm afraid I cannot agree apropos Bognor Regis.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 4th May 2019, 8:27am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,684 posts

Ha ha. Poor old Bognor used to be the butt of many jokes but sounds as though it's the only funny thing in this prog. Not sure I'll watch it after the reviews although like the others I find Toby Jones watchable even if the thing he's in isn't that good. But do we need yet another comedy drama?

And on BBC2, not hidden away on 3 or 4 although those in the know would be heading straight to BCC4 following the recent quality of comedy progs put on there. Shouldn't the Beeb be looking for more proper sitcoms, meaning studio sitcoms to put on Beeb1&2? We are awash with comedy drama and non studio sitcoms where I'm not sure what bits I'm supposed to laugh at, if any. Angy

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Chappers

  • Monday 6th May 2019, 5:42pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,903 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 4th May 2019, 8:27 AM

We are awash with comedy drama and non studio sitcoms where I'm not sure what bits I'm supposed to laugh at, if any. Angy

You laugh when you think it's funny. How can you laugh if you don't find it funny?

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tonecapone

  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 12:25am [Edited]
  • derby, England
  • 93 posts

For a short bloke Toby Jones has had an amazing career so far. As for this series, if you take away the human trafficking part of it, it runs very tame and too mild to be really funny. Don't get me wrong I have watched all of it so far. Maybe in years to come it will be a cult or lost classic that just went under the radar. Studio sitcoms are totally played out now unless done right or have writing of a very high level. Al Murray's Sky sitcom Time Gentlemen Please has to be the best from this century.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 7th May 2019, 7:14am
  • England
  • 15,197 posts
Quote: tonecapone @ 7th May 2019, 12:25 AM

For a short bloke TOBY JONES has had an amazing career so far.

Only found out the other day that he is the son of the wonderful actor Freddie Jones who is now 91 years old! The first time I saw Freddie on TV back in the 60s I knew he was going to be one of the best...........................and he was..

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gb901

  • Wednesday 8th May 2019, 4:53pm
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 339 posts

The penultimate and fifth episode's excerpt where the leisurely chase ensues around the model village/world to the commentary of the would be social media influencer while he records it on video has been the only humourous part thus far, IMO.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 7th May 2019, 7:14 AM

Only found out the other day that he is the son of the wonderful actor Freddie Jones who is now 91 years old! The first time I saw Freddie on TV back in the 60s I knew he was going to be one of the best...........................and he was..

Ah, the great character actor FJ - remember him well in the 80s films Krull and Firefox.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 12:10am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,684 posts

He had some great film roles his dad, and he was known for chewing the scenery a bit. Toby's a more subtle actor but I wouldn't say as photogenic, can't see him in as many movies, but who knows. Still, he's very good on TV.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 9th May 2019, 12:35am [Edited]
  • England
  • 1,745 posts

Toby Jones seems quite a down-to-earth guy.

Freddie Jones, on the other hand, seemed very much the grand actor - in both his appearance and manner of speech.

In the mid-80s, I was in a pub with Freddie and a handful of other guys when one of them attempted to top up Freddie's half-empty pint glass of beer from a full half-pint glass.

He poured it in a little too enthusiastically with the result that the beer in the pint glass foamed up and overflowed, soaking the table and causing everyone to move quickly backwards to avoid the flood.

Freddie immediately quipped "I like a beer to be lively but I don't expect it to jump out of the f****** glass!"

Much laughter ensued.

Off-topic post by William Purry on Tue 14th May 2019, 20:28
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 9th May 2019, 12:10 AM

He had some great film roles his dad, and he was known for chewing the scenery a bit. Toby's a more subtle actor but I wouldn't say as photogenic, can't see him in as many movies, but who knows. Still, he's very good on TV.

Is also one of the 6 (I think) actors to have played John Steed.

Off-topic post by Rood Eye on Tue 14th May 2019, 20:54
Quote: William Purry @ 14th May 2019, 8:28 PM

Is also one of the 6 (I think) actors to have played John Steed.

Oh, that's a debatable point if ever there was one.

I was a huge fan of "The Avengers" and I remember a cockamamie episode in which Steed (played by Patrick Macnee) and a baddie (played by Freddie Jones) exchanged minds while wired up to some wonderful high-tech machine designed specifically for the exchanging of minds between one person and another.

After the mind-exchange, Freddie Jones was playing the part of the baddie's body with John Steed's mind and Patrick McNee was playing the part of John Steed's body with the baddie's mind (if you see what I mean).

Did Freddie, therefore, really play the part of John Steed?

Or did he simply play the part of someone who had borrowed Steed's mind and who was, therefore, not the real Steed?

Confused?

You should be: I know I am! Laughing out loud

Off-topic post by Hercules Grytpype Thynne on Tue 14th May 2019, 23:41
Quote: Rood Eye @ 14th May 2019, 8:54 PM

Oh, that's a debatable point if ever there was one.

I was a huge fan of "The Avengers" and I remember a cockamamie episode in which Steed (played by Patrick Macnee) and a baddie (played by Freddie Jones) exchanged minds while wired up to some wonderful high-tech machine designed specifically for the exchanging of minds between one person and another.

After the mind-exchange, Freddie Jones was playing the part of the baddie's body with John Steed's mind and Patrick McNee was playing the part of John Steed's body with the baddie's mind (if you see what I mean).

Did Freddie, therefore, really play the part of John Steed?

Or did he simply play the part of someone who had borrowed Steed's mind and who was, therefore, not the real Steed?

Confused?

You should be: I know I am! Laughing out loud

I am presently sitting on a stool in the corner of a dark room, sucking my thumb after reading that.

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gb901

  • Wednesday 15th May 2019, 1:08pm [Edited]
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 339 posts

This series denouement disappeared up its posterior : the school band funeral woke nonsense and why would someone so cash strapped chuck their phone out the window! The episodes raft of farting just about summed it up.