Hunderby Revisited, Episode 2
The return to Hunderby concludes in marvelously macabre fashion as Dorothy and Hester join forces to ensnare the men of their dreams.
Learning that Hester recently overheard some skeletons tumbling out of her closet, Dorothy agrees to help drive a wedge between Helene and Graham. Meanwhile, Edmund is caught in a compromising position with Brother Joseph, leading Dorothy to devise a rather self-serving plan to save him from the hangman's noose.
- Thursday 17th December 2015
- Sky Atlantic
- 60 minutes
Show past repeats
|Sunday 17th April 2016||3:20am||Sky Atlantic|
Cast & crew
|Rufus Jones||Dr Foggerty|
|Alexander Armstrong||Brother Joseph|
|Jane Stanness||Biddy Ritherfoot|
|Reece Shearsmith||Pastor John|
|Alison Lintott||Wench 1|
|Tabitha Wady||Wench 2|
|Henry Normal||Executive Producer|
|Lindsay Hughes||Executive Producer|
|Lucy Lumsden||Executive Producer|
|Julia Davis||Executive Producer|
|David Ferris||Production Designer|
Julia Davis's cavalcade of cruelty, violence and suggestions for how Jane Austen might have described vaginas reaches the end of a relentless two-parter. Graham adores Helene, a desire thwarted by his estranged wife and Helene's new suitor, the witchfinder-y pastor. The cast give their all, notably Rufus Jones, whose depiction of Graham's impotence is immensely ballsy. But most comedies spend whole episodes building up to the sort of vulgar explosion Hunderby rams into every scene. Less is sometimes more.Jack Seale, The Guardian, 17th December 2015
Mercy! Heavens! You can forget about the flowery dialogue, this concluding episode of the dark period comedy tips over into a cruel farce. There are lashings of blood, bodily fluids, disfigurement, frottage - and a bloody great mallet.
Julia Davis outdoes Kathy Bates in Misery when she wields that. As the plot races frantically in search of a conclusion, Davis's spiteful housekeeper Dorothy manipulates everyone around her to such an extent (stealing babies, crucifying monkeys and telling the lovely Alexandra Roach's Helene her beau reviles her "sour face and bland company") it's hard to continue the suspension of disbelief. Why can't anyone see through this loathsome woman's lies?David Crawford, Radio Times, 14th December 2015