OUT OF THE BOX
BBC FIRST / 8.30PM
You can tell a lot about a man by the way in which he answers the phone immediately after a failed suicide attempt. It’s the ‘60s, and Jeremy Sloane (Nick Frost) is having a bad run, losing his job of 10 years and wife (Olivia Colman) on the same day. And after a huge night at the pub (I’m pretty sure that Nick Frost has built into his contracts “will only play big beer drinking/curry eating characters with long scenes set in a bar”) his new temp job teaching kids starts out rather badly. First three eps (half-hour each) air tonight.