Series 1, Episode 4
- Thursday 19th March 2020
- 40 minutes
Show past repeats
|Friday 20th March 2020
|Monday 23rd March 2020
|Wednesday 20th May 2020
|Friday 11th September 2020
|Wednesday 18th November 2020
|Thursday 18th March 2021
|Monday 17th January 2022
|Friday 10th February 2023
|Friday 19th May 2023
Cast & crew
|Director of Photography
|1st Assistant Director
Comedian Jon Richardson and his wife Lucy are doing their darndest to squeeze entertainment out of domestic life with their three-year-old daughter in the Yorkshire market town of Hebden Bridge.
Their mock reality-show Meet The Richardsons (Dave) started last month, pretending to be a fly-on-the-lounge-wall show where Jon and Lucy sat on their sofa and bickered about their marriage.
If they'd stuck with that concept, it might have worked better: the couple are obviously close but one can't say a word without rubbing the other up the wrong way.
Lucy spent several minutes criticising her husband for the way he says 'hello'.
And millions of wives will sympathise with her frustration that Jon can go into rhapsodies about a flash of football skill in a Sky Sports game, but fails to notice when she's spent an hour doing her face and make-up before a night out: 'You just say: "Come on then, let's go."'
But the show falls apart when it descends to scripted hijinks. Jon got stuck on the stairs moving a sofa and had to phone for help ... even though the camera crew was in the house. Are they professionally bound never to intervene, like wildlife photographers?
Jason Donovan made a cameo appearance as a guest at a celebrity Halloween party, sending himself up rotten when Lucy mistook him for Bros.
He was great in Dial M For Middlesbrough last year, too. Top chap.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 20th March 2020