Saturday, 24 July 2010

TV again - "The Old Guys"

I only recently started watching this but I've become fond of it already.  Starring the excellent Clive Swift (Hyacinth's long-suffering husband in Keeping Up Appearances) and Roger Lloyd-Pack (best known as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, and one of the few contemporary comedians I've seen on-stage [alongside Nigel Havers in "Art" some years ago) as long-time buddies Roy and Tom, this series is slow-moving but often funny. They are great pals in everything though they both lust after the beautiful Sally (Jane Asher), pretending to like her paintings etc even though they really hate them.  The series benefits greatly from the occasional appearance of Katherine Parkinson as Tom's daughter Amber - she plays the receptionist Pauline in Doc Martin and is one of Britain's finest comediennes.

The Old Guys is a refreshing change from the brash or foul-mouthed so-called comedies that litter the TV timetable, so I hope it keeps going for a good long time. 

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