“I lost my job because of the publicity,” confesses actor Chris Langham in this Britcom.
No, he’s not talking about the time he was convicted for downloading child porn. It’s a reference to the fictional tabloid sensation at the heart of this offbeat story that involves a dead three-legged dog, a widower and two illegal burials.
Funny and surprisingly moving, this languidly surreal comedy cross-fertilises Mike Leigh and Chris Morris. It also rehabilitates the wonderfully lugubrious Langham’s career.
Disc includes co-directors Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley’s enjoyable short Cockroach.