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'Sometimes it all gets too much: two hours in a room with Ricky can seem a long time'
"Work is more fun than fun," Noel Coward once declared. As far as we know, though, Noel never had to drudge from nine to five in an office processing the timesheets of care-workers. That happens to be the fate of Marie, the twentysomething harried and likeable central character in Mongrel Island, Ed Harris's accomplished, if slightly trying play.
At the top of their Games
Mackenzie Crook is famous for playing Gareth in that sitcom but, as his recent stints in the West End prove, he's no gormless sidekick
Modern sitcoms may seem cutting age, but they are more conservative than ever. And they are driven by old-fashioned virtues
'Peep Show' proves that a television series doesn't have to be a ratings blockbuster
It is not the usual stuff of celluloid blockbusters – a quirky "dramedy" about two twenty-somethings in the 1970s who work as building society clerks in the dull suburban surrounds of Reading. Then again, nobody thought that about a comedy set in an office in Slough either.