Series 1, Episode 2
The family gathers together as Alison reveals what's in Laurie's will. The pub is in debt, and Ellen decides that joining the church is the next logical step in her spiritual journey.
The Nichols family gather together as Alison, Stephen's ex and the family lawyer, reveals what's in Laurie's will. A horrified Stephen finds out that Andrew has been left a 5 per cent share of the family business, the John Barleycorn pub. With the business in debt, Stephen and Andrew go head to head to find the best way to make some extra cash.
Ellen decides that joining the church is the next logical step in her spiritual journey and she and Julian the vicar get into some casual baptism. Maureen the dog continues to send Stephen reaching for the antihistamine as well as the red wine, but there's another even more irritating presence in Stephen's bedroom.
This episode is currently available on All 4
- Wednesday 13th September 2017
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
- 0.6 million viewers (3.90% audience share)
- Saturday 16th September 2017 at 12:05am on C4
Cast & crew
"I'm humbled and I'm proud," says Andrew of being included in his former foster father's will, to a disgruntled Stephen, who scoffs at the logical inconsistency. Business as usual in one way, then, for the Robert Webb/David Mitchell team in episode two of Simon Blackwell's dramedy, which involves a sly pop at the practice of baptism and sees Andrew stage a festival to help keep the pub afloat, while ramping up the sibling rivalry several notches.
Sharon O'Connell, The Guardian, 13th September 2017
When writer Simon Blackwell's new series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb was launched last month publications were sent an episode-by-episode breakdown. But shortly afterwards we were asked not to publish it as it was felt it would give too much away in advance. Having now seen the second episode I think I can see why.
Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th September 2017