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Lee Mack sitcom Semi-Detached axed, as comic makes Soccer Aid film

Lee Mack's sitcom Semi-Detached has been cancelled by the BBC, while the comic has started making an ITV football documentary.

British Comedy Guide, 18th June 2021

Neil Fitzmaurice interview

Neil Fitzmaurice on why the pandemic is a goldmine for new material.

Jade Wright, Metro, 3rd September 2020

Semi-Detached review

Lee Mack as a wedding DJ having a midlife crisis? It sounds naff, but it's like Birdman - if Birdman were set in a cream sitting room.

Joel Golby, The Guardian, 8th August 2020

Semi-Detached review

Promising concept and cast let down by shortage of laughs.

Patrick Cremona, Radio Times, 6th August 2020

Semi-Detached, episode 1, review

Lee Mack's suburban sadsack makes for solid sitcom fare.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 6th August 2020

Semi-Detached review

In some respects, this BBC sitcom channels elements of the sadcom - but the moments aren't frequent or long enough to actually make us care.

Annabel Nugent, The Independent, 6th August 2020

Semi-Detached with Lee Mack review

The gimmick of Lee Mack's new sitcom is that all the action happens in real time - though whether audiences would appreciate, or even notice, the restriction that writers David Crow and Oliver Maltman have imposed on themselves remains to be seen.

Bruce Dessau, Chortle, 6th August 2020

TV review: Semi-Detached, BBC Two

It's interesting that this is on BBC Two because it's really only a whisker away from being a mainstream BBC One sitcom.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th August 2020