I found watching this series on DVD much funnier than I did when it was first broadcast in BBC2 but I don't know why. Anyway, this series is the second outing for Steve Coogan's pest controller and former roadie, Tommy Saxondale and it doesn't disappoint. The characters from the first series, girlfriend Magz (Ruth Jones), employee Raymond (Rasmus Hardiker), Vicki (Morwenna Banks) and anger therapist (James Bachman) all return with the addition of Jonathan, the annoying neighbour, played by Darren Boyd. The best episode in this series tends to include a number of scenes with Vicki, such as the private school one, where Tommy is glued to a chair and has to exit the grounds in his underpants; Vicki is a hilarious creation and steals every scene she's in. The courtroom episode is also particularly well crafted and it was good to spot Christopher Ryan from The Young Ones playing the ticket inspector.
In some ways it was a shame that the BBC decided to curtail this show after two series but it does mean that the quality was never compromised. The extras which feature on this disc include an interview with Coogan and co-writer Neil Maclennan and are worth watching. Saxondale was a fantastic series which really underlines the unique comic talent of Steve Coogan.