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Russell Tovey won't be back for Gavin & Stacey

Russell Tovey has confirmed he will not reprise his role as Budgie for this year's Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, because his character "wasn't written back".

Female First, 29th October 2019

Mindhorn review

Mindhorn is an incredibly quotable film, and one that groups of people seem to enjoy talking about a great deal.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 16th June 2017

Review | Mindhorn is the low-key comedy of the summer

New, classic British comedy earns its laughs with brilliant acting.

Tom Twardzik, Popdust, 7th June 2017

Review: The Hippopotamus

The film adaptation of Stephen Fry's The Hippopotamus is no less an exposé of the writer's views and temperament than is his novel - Fry is brilliantly witty, unapologetically bawdy, and mercilessly cynical.

Catherine Sedgwick, The Upcoming, 23rd May 2017

Film review: Mindhorn - acceptable in the 80s, and now

The Mighty Boosh creator/stars Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby bring their daft and weird sensibilities to this glorious silly spoof of all those tacky, pleather-wearing '80s TV detectives you only really see now in marathon re-runs. And boy do they mine it for all the comedy that it's worth.

Ross Miller, The National, 5th May 2017

Film review: Mindhorn

Mindhorn is consistently laugh-out-loud entertaining.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd May 2017

TVO reviews: Mindhorn

Our roving reporter, Mog, has been lucky enough to see Mindhorn twice. The first time she was so absorbed in the film she forgot to make any notes. That probably tells you all you need to know (about both the film and her). On the second run, she was able to remember why she was there; here's her review.

Mog, The Velvet Onion, 2nd May 2017

Mindhorn review

Written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby of The Mighty Boosh, Mindhorn arrives as a flawed but nonetheless amusing film. It begins and ends with a charismatic but frustrating hero attempting to save the day - an entertaining but by no means revelatory cinematic experience.

Helena Snider, The Upcoming, 1st May 2017