In 2009 Catherine Tate had an idea to make Nan's Christmas Carol. Despite being told that it was far too late to put a special into production for that year (apparently it was already November) the cast and crew managed to pull-off a truly excellent special that deserves to be remembered.Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 21st December 2019
TV channel G.O.L.D is planning a special tribute weekend for the late comedy actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 17th January 2014
Written by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, with assistance from Simon Blackwell, The Old Guys is a reasonably successful attempt at fitting their "edgy" comic sensibilities - they also contribute to The Thick of It - within a more traditional mainstream framework.
Lloyd-Pack in particular looks far more comfortable, and hogs all the best lines as a feckless old hippie.
While the similarities to Peep Show, in terms of dialogue and characterisation, are still distracting, The Old Guys has an agreeable charm of its own. Ignore the woeful My Family which goes out before it: the mainstream sitcom is far from dead.Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman, 13th July 2010