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MISERABLE as ever, Stephen (David Mitchell) has just returned home to the uncomforta­ble fold of his dysfunctio­nal family after a stint in therapy.

The revelation that recently departed dad Laurie might not be his biological father contribute­d to his breakdown, especially since the blood connection gave him an edge over annoying foster brother Andrew (Robert Webb).

But everything gets turned on its head once again with the return of Charismati­c Mike (Anthony Head) from his travels, one of his mum Ellen’s ex lovers.

“I can feel the charisma,” gushes Ellen (Penny Downie). “It makes me feel like we’ve been in 2D black and white all the time he’s been away.”

On further investigat­ion of his mum’s “vague sex memories”, it turns out that Charismati­c Mike could be in the running as Stephen’s biological dad.

Instead of being a poor copy of Laurie, could Stephen actually be Charismati­c Stephen?

Unfortunat­ely, it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it…

 ??  ?? Stephen faces another blow in his efforts to get one over on Andrew
Stephen faces another blow in his efforts to get one over on Andrew

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