14 October 2016 | phwilson-68656
Excellent light hearted comedy
Although the picture quality is inevitably poor due to its age, the programme isn't too dated. It's evident from the first couple of episodes that it's from a play. The acting is always good with Brend Blethyn and Timothy Spall particularly notable. Another gem is Josie Lawrence makes the most of her part. Towards the the middle of the three series the repetition of some of the catch phrases becomes a bit tiring. There is some pathos and that serves to contrast the humour well. Anybody who has lived in a small village will identify with the story lines and it manages to capture the relationships between the team members very well. Overall this a hidden gem of a comedy that I'm glad I found and would recommend it to everyone.