Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Gavin and Stacey on BBC America

Much of the time, BBC America is a very annoying channel for British expats. Endless repeats of the same handful of programmes that we did not want to watch the first time round and badly edited versions of the ones we did. But sometimes a gem comes along. When we were back in England in April, we caught a couple of episodes of Gavin and Stacey, then towards the end of its second series, and we quite liked it. Now the first series has arrived on BBC America and we are getting the chance to catch it from the beginning. Two episodes in and we are loving it -- I had no idea it was so funny. The two biggest belly laughs so far are Alison Steadman as Gavin's mum going on the Adkin's diet and serving herself three steaks instead of steak and chips and peas, and Rob Brydon as Uncle Brian explaining the joys of route planner to Gavin:

Comedy gold.


Anonymous said...

Q thinks Gavin and Stacey is a very tidy programme indeed, and recommends that Mark watches all of both series. What did happen on that fishing trip undertaken by Jason and Uncle Bryn?

John said...

as a Brit ex pat I LOVE G and S...what a treat from the usual repeats on BBCA,
the characters are SO British..Gav even comes from Billericay, only 4 stops on the train line from where I grew up! Anybody know when the new series will start?