There's something comforting about Sky 1's pleasant dramedy, which is returning for a stand-alone finale. Sally Lindsay holds the whole thing together as Lisa, while the ensemble cast including Paula Wilcox and Samantha Womack buzz around. Now Lisa's been offered a job in Milton Keynes, will she leave her friends and her business behind? Meanwhile, her mother-in-law Pauline is tempted to revisit the past when old rocker Callum rolls into town.Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 30th June 2017
There are not that many long-running Sky dramas, and while Mount Pleasant is not the most revolutionary or mould-breaking of shows, it certainly has been a quiet success.Ian Wolf, On The Box, 30th June 2017
Sky 1's hit comedy drama Mount Pleasant is returning for a sixth series, and whilst it's very much an ensemble piece, Sally Lindsay has been there from the beginning and involved in some brilliant storylines, so I caught up with her for a chat.Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 24th August 2016
We were allowed a tour around the famous TV cul-de-sac set in Manchester.Katie Fitzpatrick, Manchester Evening News, 2nd October 2015
The new series of Mount Pleasant starts tonight and, although it's new, it'll give you a weird sense of deja vu. You'll constantly be thinking you've seen it before, and asking where the nagging sense of familiarity comes from. It's probably because all of the cast have appeared in other soaps. There's Sally Lindsay, also known as Shelley from Coronation Street. There's Samantha Womack who played Ronnie in EastEnders and also her old co-star Nigel Harman, who was Dennis Rickman, plus Paula Wilcox from Emmerdale and several other recognisable faces.
Perhaps Mount Pleasant is where the soap actors go whenever work dries up. Being in its fifth series it certainly sounds like a nice, steady source of employment for them.
The show is set in a quiet Manchester cul-de-sac and describes itself as "dramedy", which isn't a camel but a melding of drama and comedy.
In this episode, the main characters, Lisa and Dan, are having marriage problems, which are exacerbated by the arrival of some new neighbours.Julie McDowall, The National, 11th September 2015
Return of the amiable comedy-drama (like Corrie with twangy musical cues), revolving around eye-rolling northern couple Lisa and Dan Johnson and pals. As series five commences, the Johnsons have plenty to contend with: a new baby; Dan's ne'er-do-well brother; and troublesome new neighbours - whose attempt at peace talks with the Johnsons after a salon mishap go awry. Meanwhile, Pauline flies, moth-like, into the laser beam of smoothie publican Trevor. And Bobby Ball dazzles in a jaunty little hat.Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 11th September 2015