THE EXTRAORDINARY CREATIONS OF SHARON HORGAN
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.