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Lesley Goodman

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Mildly funny

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-20

Can't say I'd recommend this, it's mildly funny at best, it is a few silly stories filled out with increasingly ridiculous names. It was a waste of a credit. I won't be buying the next series.

Nowhere near as good as the original.

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-20

Frankly, Michael Sheen's overacting spoiled this and as I remember the original, it had a lot to live up to... It failed miserably.
Distinctly lacklustre.

Absolutely Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-20

I have now listened to all 3 volumes. Brilliantly written, acted and hilariously funny. I sincerely hope that there will be a volume 4. I will no doubt listen to these volumes over and over again.

Very interesting and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-20

I'm fast becoming SCs biggest fan, she's an erudite, articulate funny and interesting lady. I am going to have to read her other books now.

Mildly funny

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-20

I struggled with this. Alistair McGowans voice as the villain was irritating. Stephen Mangan I love, but even he couldn't save this. I much preferred The Castle with Neil Dudgeon and James Fleet. I'm afraid this was hard going.

Headache inducing rant

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-20

I like David Mitchell, but I was exhausted just 10 minutes in as the speed of his reading is tiring and not a pleasure to listen to. He sounds like he's in a race to get as many words into a chapter as is humanly possible. His voice didn't bother me as much in his autobiography but THIS is just a headache inducing rant!!
Cannot recommend. Sorry David.

Absolute rubbish

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-01-20

Very disappointed, absolute crap!!! Musical bits quite amusing but the rest was puerile and childish. I wanted to return but was unable to. What a waste of a credit. Not worthy of Richard Curtis. Would NOT recommend.

AN ABSOLUTE JOY!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-19

I thoroughly enjoyed The Castle. Brilliantly written, brilliantly presented, brilliantly cast. Extremely funny. I was sad it ended. There's not enough good stuff like this available. Laugh out loud funny. If you enjoy this, you will enjoy "Bleak Expectations" which is also brilliantly written and very funny. Thoroughly recommend both.

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Very poor

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-19

Not very funny, predictable infantile humour. Wouldn't recommend. Thankfully it was free. I think they should quit while they're behind!!

Miles Jupp spoils the enjoyment

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-19

It's quite a funny panel show but it was spoiled by Miles Jupps constant stupid repetitive jokes and intros to rounds and "a lovely bunch of lads" joke IN EVERY EPISODE. I gave up after 3rd episode. Miles Jupp takes over and tries to be funnier than the guests (similar to the way Dara o'briain tries to be funnier than the guests on Mock the Week) shame.. Don't buy this, buy Bleak Expectations instead.