The second series of the show offers further proof of this. Will Mellor returns as Ollie, who continues to work as a handyman, running the family business. Mellor is joined by Joel Fry and Georgia Moffett, across six episodes that also add a new born baby and a rival firm to the mix. They’re hardly radical ingredients, but the core is good, honest writing. That, in turn, then delivers lots and lots of laughs, an increasing rarity in a sitcom.
The commitment to the show from all involved is demonstrated by the content of the DVD release, too. Each of the six episodes, for instance, is accompanied by an optional lively commentary from Mellor, Fry and Iain B MacDonald, and there’s a generous collection of scenes that didn’t make the final cut, too. As usual, there are clear reasons why they didn’t, but it doesn’t make them any the less interesting. The compulsory blooper reel doesn’t disappoint, either.
It’s a simple formula that powers White Man Van, and that’s not tinkered with much here. But the mix of engaging characters, and the strength of the scripts, means that the end result is more than many would ever have given it credit for. --Jon Foster
Ollie is now running the family handyman firm, committed to expanding the company and letting go of his old dreams of becoming a top chef. Darren finds himself struggling to come to terms with his new found fatherhood, causing an endless stream of trouble for Ollie to try and manage. Emma has taken on a modest job in the local coffee shop but her entrepreneurial drive quickly gets her a managerial position, which proves to be a real challenge. Liz is doing everything she can to keep the hardware store afloat through a recession and Ollie's irrepressible dad, Tony, is looking for a new lease of life after suffering a second heart attack.
Written by acclaimed comedian Adrian Poynton, this series sees our loveable gang of characters get themselves into ever more impossible scrapes as they simply try to get through the day and make ends meet.
Starring: Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Georgia Moffett, Naomi Bentley & Clive Mantle.
Episodes: Charity, The Break-up, Cupboard, The Ones That Got Away, They Think It's All Over, Crime And Punishment
* Commentaries for every episode from Will Mellor, Joel Fry & Iain B MacDonald
* Darren: Funny In 15
* Forced Perspective
* Little Lady Legs
* The Fart Gag
* Filming Football
* Writer Interview with Adrian Poynton
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions