Nicholas Lyndhurst plays a bloke forced to live with his mother-in-law. There are too many reasons to despise this sitcom; it's created by Fred Barron (who also gave us My Family) and the theme song is performed by Jamie Cullum... need I go on? Outdated, outmoded, old hat and laugh-free. But like My Family, a ratings hit.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008