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Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Becky (Sarah Solemani), Steve (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Him & Her

BBC Three sitcom. 25 episodes (4 series), 2010 - 2013. Stars Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani, Kerry Howard, Ricky Champ, Joe Wilkinson and Camille Coduri.

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Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Why studio laughter has no place in modern sitcoms

From Friends to Father Ted, some of the greatest sitcoms of all time have had laughter included on the soundtrack. But audiences have grown more sophisticated - and TV needs to follow their lead.

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 29th June 2016

Sarah Solemani: 'Russell Tovey? He came to my hen do'

With her challenging first BBC drama about to air, the Him & Her star explains why success as an actor won't stop her from writing.

Tom Lamont, The Observer, 7th September 2014

Him and Her - The Wedding review

This criminally underwatched sitcom gets a suitably low-key conclusion.

The Custard TV, 24th December 2013

Review: Him & Her, BBC Three

It's hard to believe it won't be back. I will miss Becky and Steve. But on the other hand I'm delighted I'll never have to spend time with Laura again.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 23rd December 2013

Him & Her - TV review

Rolling in the aisles as the slackers are given the perfect send-off.

Ellen E. Jones, The Independent, 20th December 2013

Him & Her: The Wedding is a five-star finish

Some things really shouldn't make you laugh, but as monstrous bridezilla Laura careered around her diabolical reception like a nymphomaniac meringue in the climax of the cherishable Him & Her: The Wedding (BBC Three), I couldn't wait for her next mouthful of filth.

Keith Watson, Metro, 20th December 2013

Much of this final run of Him & Her has been almost unwatchably excruciating. But tonight, with the wedding disco providing the banal backdrop, we get to the heart of the matter.

The wedding has essentially been a smokescreen. This series has really been about Steve and Becky being dragged out of their natural bedsit habitat and into the realm of other, less well-adjusted people. And, whether it's Dan and his peculiar sleepwalk through life, Paul and his anguished confusion or Laura and her bottomless well of outwardly projected self-loathing, all of these people test them to breaking point. Accordingly, this finale is animated by a horrible tension: it couldn't go wrong for the real happy couple, could it?

Well, we've been safe in writer Stefan Golaszewski's hands so far. So we can trust him to fashion something with heart, humour and the ring of truth here. An undersung comedy gem concludes; we hope we haven't seen the last of these two.

Phil Harrison, Time Out, 19th December 2013

Much of this last episode takes place in the toilet - as befits one of the grossest comedies ever to grace the small screen. It's also gloriously uncouth: the mangy neighbour glugs the dregs of drinks, the bride's father rubs up against one of the bridesmaids, the sozzled bride rubs up against anyone in trousers.

Russell Tovey perfects his neglected-puppy-dog pout as Steve, while Sarah Solemani's Becky dances a half-hearted conga. Can the wedding from hell possibly end happily ever after? Let's just say fans of this cult favourite may find they shed a tear at the end of this final series.

Claire Webb, Radio Times, 19th December 2013

So, a fond and final farewell to Becky and Steve, Laura and Paul, Shelly and Dan, the trio of very different couples at the heart of Stefan Golaszewski's sharply comic take on modern romance. The honeymoon night is looming but before that there are grudges to be satisfied, wild oats to be sown and secrets to be spilled. Will anyone get out of that wedding reception with the sniff of a happy ending? Keep your hankies handy.

Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 19th December 2013

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