THE EX­TRA­OR­DI­NARY CRE­ATIONS OF SHARON HOR­GAN

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PULLING (2006) Hor­gan’s break­through (above) con­cerned the com­plex af­fairs of three sin­gle women liv­ing in south­east Lon­don. Hor­gan won a Bri­tish com­edy award for playing the agree­ably has­sled Donna.

AN­GELO’S (2007) Aired on Five for just one sea­son, An­gelo’s feels like the one that got away. Set in and around the epony­mous Lon­don café, the show fea­tured en en­sem­ble cast in­clud­ing Alice Lowe, Mi­randa Hart and Hor­gan as a po­lice of­fi­cer. Un­der­val­ued.

CATAS­TRO­PHE (2015) Edged Hor­gan be­yond cult sta­tus to a comic or­na­ment of her gen­er­a­tion. Hor­gan and Rob De­laney play a cou­ple strug­gling an­grily with the tri­als of par­ent­hood. Of­fered a great late role to Car­rie Fisher.

DI­VORCE (2016) Con­fir­ma­tion that Hor­gan had gone in­ter­na­tional came with the com­mis­sion­ing of this dry com­edy star­ring the slowly dis­en­gag­ing Sarah Jes­sica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. Hor­gan cre­ated the show, but does not ap­pear.

MOTH­ER­LAND (2017) If you weren’t sure if Hor­gan was the comic lau­re­ate of ha­rassed Lon­don par­ent­hood then con­fir­ma­tion came with this won­der­ful, an­gu­lar com­edy set among ri­val moth­ers (and one dad). Co-writ­ten with Holly Walsh and Graham and He­len Line­han. Anna-Maxwell Martin is ter­rific as the most ha­rassed mum of all.

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