26 January 2019 | khunkrumark
Unjustly forgotten fun with the delightful Miss Wilcox.
There's nothing groundbreaking here but the effervescent Paula Wilcox, an excellent cast and a crackling script carry the slack and make up for the silly and unimaginative stories.
The series' employs the British 'farce' tradition of misunderstandings and uncomfortable situations to generate daft premises, but they mostly work well.
Best episode (and finest example of this) is the third episode of the second series which guest stars both Judy Loe and Derek Fowlds as a married couple, whose arguments stand in the way of a promotion at work.
The 70's was a decade filled with some truly dreadful British sitcoms as well as some awesome classics. This falls comfortably in between the two extremes.
I just binge watched the two series' as I missed it the first time around. I'm glad I did. Lovely and cheerful Paula Wilcox is a joy to listen to as she navigates her middle class life as a single mom. Despite the silliness, it's great fun.