The rising son
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Peep Show’s David Mitchell and Robert Webb are back together for this new sitcom in which they star as a pair of reunited foster brothers… or do they?
David plays Stephen, the introverted son of pub landlord Laurie, who has recently died. Having been essentially ignored by his family for most of his life, Stephen assumes that now is his big opportunity to step into his father’s shoes, take charge of the pub and prove himself once and for all.
That is, until the arrival of Andrew (played by Robert), who was apparently one of the family’s many foster children, and their mother’s supposed favourite. He’s invited to stay for a while, but Stephen has no memories of Andrew – so is he really who he claims to be?