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Saxondale. Image shows from L to R: Tommy (Steve Coogan), Magz (Ruth Jones).

Saxondale

BBC Two sitcom about a former roadie. 13 episodes (2 series), 2006 - 2007. Stars Steve Coogan, Ruth Jones, Rasmus Hardiker, Morwenna Banks and others.

Saxondale. Tommy (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Saxondale

Steve Coogan stars as Tom Saxondale, an ex-roadie now running a pest control business in suburbia

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2006 - 2007
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Steve Coogan, Ruth Jones, Rasmus Hardiker, Morwenna Banks, James Bachman, Rosie Cavaliero, Darren Boyd and Kevin Eldon
Writers
Steve Coogan and Neil Maclennan
Director
Matt Lipsey

Saxondale is a sitcom by Steve Coogan and Neil Maclennan which focuses on the life of Tommy Saxondale (Coogan). Tommy is a world-travelled ex-roadie with anger-management issues who owns a pest control business in Stevenage.

Saxondale regards himself as a maverick and a free-thinker and takes every opportunity to impart his wisdom to his young assistant Raymond. As well as Pharaoh ants, mice and occasionally moths, during the sitcom Tommy has to battle with snowboarders, pigeon-loving activists... and people who talk about property prices.

While Tommy enjoys talking about himself, training Raymond in the mysterious and deadly art of pest control, and sharing a few life lessons, Raymond has little choice but to listen. He lives in Tommy's spare room and gets an uncomfortably close view of Tommy and Magz's sparky relationship.

Tommy knows his own mind and isn't afraid to speak it. Unfortunately, those around him don't give him quite the level of respect he feels he deserves!

Vicky, the receptionist who hands out the jobs for Tommy's Stealth Pest Control operation, takes 'banter' to the next level, knowing exactly how to provoke instant frustration... which inevitably results in a few more visits to the anger management course for Tommy.

Series 2 introduced a number of new secondary characters - these included his neighbour Jonathan, Keanu the squatter (Coogan in a second role) and Martin the manic depressive.

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