Pippa Brown

TV review: The Other One

Despite all the jokes about class, Marcus's disastrous 'dick pics' disaster and the essential betrayal at the heart of the Walcott's marriage, there's a real sweetness to the developing relationship between the two Catherines which makes this a joy to watch.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 12th June 2020

TV review: The Other One series 1 episode 1

How well you get on with The Other One will depend on your tolerance for cringe factor.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 12th June 2020

In September 2017, I wrote that The Other One was a BBC comedy pilot in search of a commission: it gained that commission and returned this week - albeit with the rerun pilot (boo), but over the next six weeks it will delight and enthral with high humour and low blows from writers Holly Walsh and Pippa Brown. The only true mystery is why the fandoodle it took so long.

It is a glorious slice-of-life comedy, way superior to so much else on these days. OK, the plot is a twitch forced - bigamist dies, leaving two disparate families, in two utterly disparate class zones - but the warmth of all within, the sharpness of the writing, the performances, particularly from Ellie White as the smiling uptight coil of a spring who can't quite leave a middle-class totem untouched and Lauren Socha as the unsprung spring who can't quite leave a working-class totem unsaid... in this will lie a certain dramatic magic.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 7th June 2020

TV preview: The Other One, BBC One

Whether by luck or judgement the BBC is on a roll at the moment with sitcoms featuring strong female casts.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd June 2020

The Other One bigamy comedy returns

Bigamy sitcom The Other One - about two very different mother-and-daughter pairs brought together when their one, single husband/father dies - has been commissioned for a full series on BBC Two.

British Comedy Guide, 30th April 2018