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Lunch Monkeys [DVD]

Nigel Havers , Sian Reeves , Matt Lipsey    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nigel Havers, Sian Reeves, Jessica Hall, Chris Hannon, Abdullah Afzal
  • Directors: Matt Lipsey
  • Producers: Matt Tiller
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,948 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Getting through eight tedious hours a day – without getting fired!

Kenny loves Tania, Tania loves solicitor Charlie, Charlie “loves” anyone, Asif fancies Lee Ann, Lee Ann fancies Charlie, Darrel wants a promotion, Gloria wants to be Mike’s (Nigel Havers) right hand woman. And, Mike just wants the post to go out on time... dream on!

The administration department of personal injury law firm Fox Cranford is a gathering place for school-leavers, no-hopers and general misfits. Stuck in jobs they never wanted, Darrel, Kenny, Asif, Shelley and Tania make up the crack team responsible for filing, photocopying, sorting mail and fielding badly mis-directed telephone enquiries. While the post room gang may be immature, wind-up merchants, there are some serious issues at stake – a severe case of ‘Fatal Attraction’; an encounter with the office ghost and just who would win a fight between Jackie Chan and Jason Bourne?

• Behind the Scenes of Lunch Monkeys • Kenny’s Pictures • The Great Big Lunch Monkeys Hula Hoop Thing • Terry’s Fire Engine • Darrel Wadsworth’s Official Tour of Fox Cranford
• Deleted Scenes •Photo Gallery

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent programme 2 Mar 2011
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I love Lunch Monkeys. I think its absolutely hillarious. I can't believe it hasn't got more recognition. My boyfriend stumbled across it one night on television and enjoyed it so I bought him this on DVD. I think its as good as The Inbetweeners. The main characters are all really likeable and funny. The acting is first class. I'm looking forward to the release of season 2 on DVD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deserves abit of credit 15 Dec 2010
After reading the pilot script for this series i did think it was risky after the huge success of our previous sitcom set in an office - "The Office" but somehow it worked for me. I have read reviews for this program slating it but i think it deserves alot more credit than it gets. While it's not Nigel Havers finest hour, the rest of the supporting cast each has there moment throughout the series and plays there role well. There aren't too many laugh out loud moments, each episode has a steady plot which makes the episode easy to watch. Hey, it couldnt have been that bad of a show with a second series already recorded and waiting to be aired.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!!!! Series 2 soon please. 26 Oct 2009
I absolutely loved Lunch Monkeys. 6 episodes wasn't enough. Got the DVD. Love it. The extras on it are great. Please make another series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRAND 25 April 2012
I absolutely love this programme yeah boy ooosh bang tidy yeah absolutely great definately great best comedy programme ever that ive seen in a long time best show that bbc three has ever produced
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Krakatoa ! ! 16 Oct 2009
Lunch Monkeys is a new comedy about the "monkeys" who work in the post room of an accident claim-type solicitors. They are mainly young kids whose ties never get anywhere near their collars (apart from Darrel), none too bright but lively and for the most part pretty funny. The humour is often pretty toilet based at times (literally in one episode) but the variety of characters and situations keep it motoring along nicely and provide some good laughs on the way.

I was quite surprised to see Nigel Havers in this as "Mike" the boss (maybe he had a big tax bill to fund) but fair play to him for not taking himself to seriously and giving the series a bit of much needed gravitas in the process. Favourite monkeys included Darrel (virgin,loser), Asif (Asian, Northern, thick as two short ones), Kenny (fancies Tania, bit gormless but generally the sane one), Essex babe Tania and Shelly the Scouse charmer who was on the receiving end of a final warning on day 1 thanks to her "work" (or rather lack of) ethic. They are all overseen by office milf, sorry manager, Gloria (Siān Reeves from Cutting it and more recently Emmerdale) in her short skirts and tight tops, out to bag the top brief. Special mention to the waistcoated and womanizing solicitor, Charlie (Steve John Shepherd - Joe the clerk in This Life) for his over the top sleaze and chauvinism, prowling the office for a "shag" like a modern-day Lesley Philips with attitude. Getting Tania monkey in the family way resulted in a lunchtime dash to Argos for a ring to appease Mike and keep his job. Classic.

This is not sophisticated stuff and is unlikely to make the breakthrough to BBC1 like Gav and Stace (and the nightmare Horne and Corden monster it spawned) but for me it's a bit of a guilty pleasure to be enjoyed in small doses. Real-life lunch monkeys will love this but managers who don't like being addressed by their first names will just shake their heads in despair...
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lunch monkeys 13 Oct 2009
Really enjoyed the series. Some good young talent so thought I would buy the DVD. Well done lunch monkeys
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