The Job Lot

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - YOUR TV WEEK -

The last thing you’d ex­pect to find on a Mon­day night – or, come to that, any other night – would surely be a dou­ble bill of crack­ing come­dies on UTV. But this Mon­day, the bril­liant Vi­cious (see fea­ture, page 10) is fol­lowed by this equally bril­liant en­sem­ble com­edy set in a Jobcen­tre in Eng­land, fo­cus­ing on the peo­ple who work there and the peo­ple who don’t work there, or any­where else. Mi­randa co-star Sarah Had­land (sec­ond from left) is the chirpy, strug­gling man­ager; Rus­sell Tovey (far left) is the grad­u­ate at the end of his tether; and Jo En­right (third from right) is the dif­fi­cult, un­sack­able one. Right from the start, the char­ac­ters slot into place and the com­edy – quiet and sub­tle, with no laugh­ter track – purrs along. This deserves to be a big hit. Mon­day, UTV, 9.30pm. Nigel An­drew

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