"I think anyone watching will find someone that they can connect with and find similarities with."Telly Binge, 25th March 2019
EastEnders veteran Larry Lamb takes the lead in this gentle, week-long daytime drama, first shown on BBC One Wales. Set in a Welsh holiday park run by cockernee widower Frank (Lamb), it opens with the surprise return of a long-lost family member. Hayley Mills co-stars. Continues tomorrow.Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 25th March 2019
The BBC has been accused of "cultural colonialism" over a new drama which is set in Wales but has an English character at its core.
Both the writers and the director are English, and the supporting cast of Welsh actors are not native to North Wales.Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd March 2019
It's Lamb to the slaughter in his new role as Frank Hardcastle in the BBC's catastrophic new series, Pitching In. Written by English writers about an English character from an English perspective, it tells the story of how a recent widower finds happiness following the death of his wife by relocating to Anglesey, where the inhabitants for some unfathomable reason seem to have developed Valleys accents. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a good English drama, but in this case we were promised a much needed English-language drama that pertained to the lives of people living in Wales.Nation Cymru, 19th February 2019
Although some viewers found the storyline "a bit naff," it was the lack of North Wales accents in the programme that most took issue with.Joel Leaver, Daily Post, 13th February 2019
The much-hyped six-part series, which debuted at 9pm last night has attracted a torrent of criticism from those who've accused it of being culturally tone-deaf and "an insult to Wales and the Welsh language".Nathan Bevan, Wales Online, 13th February 2019