This Way Up

This Way Up. Aine (Aisling Bea). Copyright: Merman.

This Way Up

Aisling Bea writes and stars in this comedy about a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown

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Chappers

  • Friday 9th August 2019, 8:39pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Well - two really beautiful funny Irish women. What more could you ask for.

I've only seen part 1 although I understand it's available to binge watch. Very funny and also very touching. I was though wondering if it was going to touch on Mind Your Language.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 9th August 2019, 9:56pm [Edited]
  • England
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It's always good to see Aisling Bea: for my money, she's probably the funniest and most naturally talented woman comedian on British TV - which is a bit ironic when one considers that she isn't even British.

It was also good to see Ricky Grover: I haven't seen him for donkeys' years. He's a good actor and he's also very knowledgeable about comedy, particularly stand-up.

In terms of diversity, This Way Up is certainly doing its bit - and not just by having Aisling play the part of a teacher of English as a foreign language. Overall, the cast is just about as ethnically diverse as a cast can be.

And a jolly good thing it is too!

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Aaron

  • Saturday 10th August 2019, 11:09pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Chappers @ 9th August 2019, 8:39 PM

Well - two really beautiful funny Irish women. What more could you ask for.

I've only seen part 1 although I understand it's available to binge watch. Very funny and also very touching. I was though wondering if it was going to touch on Mind Your Language.

It shares one cast member! But that's about as far as the similarities go.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 11th August 2019, 8:44pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Aaron @ 10th August 2019, 11:09 PM

It shares one cast member! But that's about as far as the similarities go.

Who would that be?

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Chappers

  • Sunday 11th August 2019, 9:10pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Aaron @ 11th August 2019, 8:48 PM

Pik Sen Lim.

I really wasn't expecting anyone to be involved in both. Mind Your Language has obviously become regarded as completely un-PC.

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Alfie J

  • Friday 16th August 2019, 1:56am [Edited]
  • England
  • 65 posts

How is this not a sitcom?

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Aaron

  • Friday 16th August 2019, 2:00am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Channel 4 and/or the production company have decided to bill it as a comedy drama.

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Chappers

  • Friday 16th August 2019, 11:06pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Aaron @ 16th August 2019, 2:00 AM

Channel 4 and/or the production company have decided to bill it as a comedy drama.

Yes - I get that.

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beaky

  • Friday 16th August 2019, 11:30pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,564 posts

Comedy drama is the new sitcom.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 17th August 2019, 5:31pm [Edited]
  • England
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This Way Up was made under the working title "Happy AF" and was, in fact, originally announced under that title but, for some reason, the title has been changed.

I absolutely love the original title and, although the great British public were never (as far as I know) told what AF means in the context of that title, I can tell you it's not "autofocus".

It's exactly the sort of title I'd expect from Aisling Bea - brilliantly appropriate for this series!

She should never have changed it. Laughing out loud

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Chappers

  • Sunday 18th August 2019, 8:35pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Yes - I get that.

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Aaron

  • Wednesday 21st August 2019, 7:00pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 17th August 2019, 5:31 PM

This Way Up was made under the working title "Happy AF" and was, in fact, originally announced under that title but, for some reason, the title has been changed.

The title change was, in fact, announced as production began.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10:18pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I love Aisling!

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 22nd August 2019, 10:32pm
  • England
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Quote: Chappers @ 22nd August 2019, 10:18 PM

I love Aisling!

It's people like her that give immigration a good name! Laughing out loud