Murder On The Blackpool Express has been a ratings smash-hit for UKTV, having become the highest-ever rating show on its Gold channel. The comedy drama, starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson and a host of TV favourites has drawn in 1.72 million viewers since its premiere on Gold on 11th November.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th November 2017
Architects can be every bit as laughable as politicians, lawyers and the rest. But, surprisingly, there's been no architectural sitcom until now.
The scene is set mainly in Sir Lucien's struggling practice, where junior partner Matt is refusing to compromise his vision for a dream house in Carshalton Beeches. As Sir Lucien, the juicily-voiced Geoffrey Whitehead performs with relish.
The humour is quick-fire and caustic. But it revolves not so much around planning regulations and what annoys us about modern higher-and-higher thinking as confusion over words and names and, in this opening episode, Sir Lucien's trip to Baden-Baden for colonic irrigation. It's somewhat surreal unless writers Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths have insider info.
Whether it's funnier than Jonathan Meades's recent celebration of brutalism on BBC Four is debatable.David McGillivray, Radio Times, 14th March 2014
Anne Reid, Paul Copley and Justin Moorhouse star in this new four-part sitcom by Moorhouse and Jim Poyser. Justin Moorhouse, naturally, plays Justin the successful, famous and outwardly upbeat Manchester DJ whose real life reflects a greyer reality. His mother is cranky, old and in a home. His wife has left him, taking their eight-year-old son and setting the lawyers on him. So he's back on the market. And so is his house. That's why he's living in his father-in-law's spare bedroom in Bury. The studio audience laughs loud, long and often.Pete Naughton, The Telegraph, 28th June 2011