Bull might be set in an antique shop but the most priceless relics can be found lurking in the script. This three-part series, written by Gareth Gwynne and John-Luke Roberts, is not afraid to fall back on a clichéd gag but does it with such cheesy relish that you can't help but laugh.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th October 2015
The new sitcom has very watchable principal characters and a surreal edge - and left Sally Newall wanting more.Sally Newall, The Independent, 21st October 2015
Nothing wrong with an old-fashioned sitcom, and set-ups don't come much comfier than a shop staffed by eccentrics. Bull is the surname of both lead characters: siblings, played by Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman, who sell antiques. He's extravagant and creosote-brown, like a certain wheeler-dealing TV presenter, while she chain-smokes and only pays attention when necessary. Their young assistants are stupid (Naz Osmanoglu) and nervous (Claudia Jessie).
What's not so traditional is the chaotic script, which aims for quirky but more often hits baffling. Matt Lucas lifts this opener with a guest turn as a neighbouring shopkeeper who's obsessed with bossa nova.Jack Seale, Radio Times, 21st October 2015
Not content with hosting many an antique sitcom, Gold now plays home to an antiques sitcom. Leathery lothario Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay) runs an antique shop alongside laconic chain-smoking sister Beverley (Maureen Lipman), his lofty ambitions counterweighted by his staggering ineptitude. Following confusion between eggs of the free-range and Fabergé variety, a plan must be hastily concocted in order to placate moneyed customer Mr Richards. A primo cast deserve better than what is an underbaked script.Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 21st October 2015
With no gallery and no audience to play to, UKTV's new sitcom tried to take a more naturalistic approach to studio filming.Robin Parker, Broadcast, 19th October 2015
The star of new sitcom Bull tells Neil Armstrong about women's rights, working with Polanski, and why her daughter has forbidden her from using Facebook.Neil Armstrong, The Telegraph, 19th October 2015