OK, I'm a Geordie so may be a bit biased, but my wife is from Essex and we had to stop the show several times because she was laughing so much. Brilliantly written from start to finish. However, this is also very clever in that you are geniunely interested in the characters to the point that in the last episode you really care about Jim and what happens to him. The whole cast bar none are excellent, but for my money, Gina McKee delivers a standout performance. Buy it.