Meet The Richardsons is returning for a second series, British Comedy Guide can reveal.British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2020
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.
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
Meet The Richardsons purports to be a portrait of Jon's married life with fellow comic Lucy Beaumont. In fact, it's a drearily laboured sitcom that tries to ape Lee Mack's Not Going Out -- and fails. There's even a bit-part for a veteran comic. Lee has Bobby Ball, Jon ropes in Bernie Clifton. Good to see that ostrich is still doing the business.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 28th February 2020
Two married comedians do scripted reality. Sounds like a treat. Who better to send up the sort of bilge they broadcast on ITV Be than two nimble wits?Lottie Young, Evening Standard, 27th February 2020
If you were looking for a British answer to Larry David, you could do worse than set-in-his-ways curmudgeon Jon Richardson.Steve Bennett, Chortle, 27th February 2020
No need to curb your enthusiasm here, there is plenty to be enthusiastic about.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th February 2020
Jon Richardson extends his misanthropic persona to a Curb-ish mockumentary, satirising his married domestic life with fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont. There are good gags about Richardson's eccentricities, but the cringeworthy comeuppances are underpowered.Jack Seale, The Guardian, 27th February 2020
With hints of Curb Your Enthusiasm, real-life married couple and successful comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have opened up the doors to their home, their family and their friends in Meet The Richardsons, a new six-part scripted comedy based on their life.I Talk Telly, 20th February 2020