Anyone who has bought the first four series of "Watching" will not be disappointed by this series. The writing is just as sharp, the acting is just as brilliant.
Everybody in it is excellent but Emma Wray has to be singled out for her performance as Brenda. Her character is so central to the whole storyline and to find that balance of being so infuriating and yet so endearing is an achievement. Her disappearance from our screens has been a great loss.
Possibly in this series the tone swings towards the story and away from the comedy situations as Malcolm and Brenda's relationship falls apart (yet again). If you are caught up in the story, then the scenes where Brenda's sadness at losing Malcolm is revealed in full (i.e. the RSPB mug scene and the one as Malcolm and Lucinda leave the church) will certainly move you.
If I have one criticism it is that the quality of the recordings is not of the highest standard. But the strength of the writing and the acting far outweigh this.