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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, gentle and intelligent
This is intelligent gentle comedy at its finest. Keith is a simple and honest cab driver (series one), turned chauffeur to a rich dysfunctional American couple's child (second series). Keith's honesty and nativity are brilliantly written and delivered, wonderful lines from the banal to the sublime. First he loses Marion to Geoff, but constantly sings Geoff's praises; then...
Published on 26 Aug. 2010 by mrcambridge

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good watch
this was a good watch and worth the money as there are three CD's. The only advice is to watch the
programmes gradually over weeks as the episodes may be a bit samey after a while if not watched
in small doses.
Published on 7 Aug. 2010 by poet


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, gentle and intelligent, 26 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Marion & Geoff - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
This is intelligent gentle comedy at its finest. Keith is a simple and honest cab driver (series one), turned chauffeur to a rich dysfunctional American couple's child (second series). Keith's honesty and nativity are brilliantly written and delivered, wonderful lines from the banal to the sublime. First he loses Marion to Geoff, but constantly sings Geoff's praises; then an incident occurs preventing normal contact with his two "little smashers" from the separation, yet Keith remains optimistic throughout as he purchases gifts and meets them at motorway service stations. It's full of superb and wry moments, both funny and emotional. The viewer is taken through the full gamut of Keith's emotions which are delivered in monologue style by Rob Brydon from the confines of the car - which works perfectly. If you like Alan Partridge (and probably to a lesser extent The Office), you'll enjoy the similar character exploration and deconstruction - but this is a far more intense character study, and the viewer has far more sympathy with the character. Wonderful!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pathos is rare these days..., 5 Sept. 2010
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With a lot of comedy lacking subtlety and the constant desire to have heroes and happy endings in every episode, Marion and Geoff provides a rare alternative.

This is one of the most endearing and engaging comedies I've watched for a while...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant classic, 28 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Marion & Geoff - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
Truly groundbreaking TV. A must see. If anyone doubted the power of storytelling without use of CGI, SFX or other artificial means - this is it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rob Brydon -, 24 Feb. 2012
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I love, love, love it! Have only watched one DVD but really looking forward to watching the second. Absolutely recommend to the nation....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marion and Geoff series 1 & 2, 19 Jan. 2013
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Brilliant - Rob Brydon a his funniest. We have long been fans of Rob Brydon and this was our first experience of him - remains firmly one of our favourite characters, along with Uncle Bryn.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a good watch, 7 Aug. 2010
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this was a good watch and worth the money as there are three CD's. The only advice is to watch the
programmes gradually over weeks as the episodes may be a bit samey after a while if not watched
in small doses.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Surprise, 24 Feb. 2014
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Purchased this due to my love of everyone involved in the production but didn't expect much of a monologue. Boy was I wrong and found it a work of brilliance and an emotional roller coaster ride.Brydon was not alone in that car. I was with him every step of the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts of a mini-cab man...., 5 July 2014
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Short episodes in which Rob Brydon's eternally optimistic and deluded mini-cab driver unpeels his domestic life.
Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A little smasher, 14 Dec. 2013
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Who would have thought that one person sitting in a car could be entertainment? Great acting and very touching at times.

Rob Brydon plays a great character and I have to force myself not to watch the whole series in one sitting.

I want to make it last and enjoy the subtle looks and thought provoking actions that Rob Brydon brings to his confined stage.

Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb, 20 Feb. 2014
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It would be a reasonable assumption that anyone who buys this is a fan and therefore would know what they are buying and love it. If not, buy it because you will not see better acting anywhere so believable with the right mix of pathos and subtle humour it is just brilliant for those who don't need the American style of ' comedy ' where everything has to be spelled out
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