‘Ordinary Lies’ Episode 5 review: ‘Pete’

Mackenzie Crook’s ‘Pete’ has been spotted fleetingly in background scenes over the past four episodes of Ordinary Lies, but this week he’s centre stage. When two wide boys looking like club bouncers turn up at JS Motors to try out the cream of Mike’s fleet, anyone could see that they were up to no good. … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ Episode 4 review: ‘Rick’

At JS Motors this week Mike goes one step further for his workforce by opening up his home to mechanic Rick, who’s recently split up with his wife because she likes the curtains fully closed. Mike lives in palatial splendor, or what a footballer’s house in Warrington would look like. His wife Alison and two … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ Episode 3 review: ‘Kathy’

This week’s installment of Danny Brocklehurst’s Ordinary Lies lets another former Rover’s barmaid show off her acting chops. Sally Lindsay is delicious as Kathy, the busy-body of the motoring world with a secret double life. On the surface Kathy is the dog loving, cardigan wearing, listening at the door with a glass, type of receptionist. … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ Episode 2 review: ‘Tracy’

Following the lives of the JS Motors employees, this week’s episode of  Danny Brocklehurst’s Ordinary Lies centres around young party loving receptionists Tracy and Viv. The girls jump at the chance to go on an all expenses paid fortnights holiday to the Dominican Republic – in exchange for them bringing back some drugs. Simple. Oh girls, … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ trailer: ‘Shameless’ writer’s new BBC One drama

BBC One has released a trailer for Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst’s new drama, Ordinary Lies. Set in a car showroom, the six-part series begins at 9pm on Tuesday 17 March on BBC One. With drama, tragedy, warmth and humour, each episode focuses on one of the colleagues and friends of JS Motors. From party-loving receptionists, … >

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BBC Four comedy ‘Detectorists’ will return for Season 2 in 2015

BBC Four has ordered a second season of The Office star Mackenzie Crook’s new comedy Detectorists. Written, directed by and starring Crook alongside Toby Jones, the first season gained BBC Four’s highest ever viewing figures for a new comedy. Detectorists launched last month and follows the relationship between two friends who share a passion for … >

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BBC Four’s ‘Detectorists’ comedy start date confirmed

Written, starring and directed by The Office‘s Mackenzie Crook, Detectorists will debut on BBC Four next month. The new six-part comedy series follows two friends, Andy (Mackenzie Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), who go in search of their hearts’ desire with a couple of metal detectors. Detectorists begins on Thursday 2 October on BBC Four. … >

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