DVD review: Phoneshop Series 2 (2 Entertain)


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This crass – and sometimes inspired – comedy commissioned for E4 is blessed by the presence of Emma Fryer, a gifted comedienne whose promising 2009 sitcom Home Time was cruelly curtailed. Her deluded mobile-phone saleswoman, Janine, is trying to climb the Croydon social ladder. Meanwhile, her equally deluded four male colleagues at the phone shop attempt to launch a series of calamitous sidelines, including an escort agency.

Janine’s catastrophic date with a socially awkward busker is a highlight, and Kayvan Novak’s deranged return as area manager Razz Prince is terrific.