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5.0 out of 5 stars The difficult second album..., 23 Oct 2009
This review is from: Saxondale - Complete Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
This is my first review written on a phone, so forgive the brevity. Steve Coogan's Saxondale is an underseen gem, and although not as definitively perfect as the Partridge shows, its often as funny and always every bit as realised and developed as his most famous creation.

This is mostly due to Coogan's performance- Saxondale is essentially one actor's showcase. There's good support from comedy dependables Morwenna Banks, Ruth Jones and Darren Boyd, but ultimately its Tommy's rage-fueled rants, social misgivings and egotistical boastings that make this such a rewarding watch. From the first episode he's fully developed, and his every motivation and facial twitch is instantly familiar. While he shares some of Partridge's idiosyncracies, Tommy's behaviour is mostly grounded in genuine intelligence: it's his attitudes to modern society that let him down.

The series dabbles with moments of embarassment humour, belly laughs and occassionally poignancy, and although its second series broadened a little, it remains one of best BBC comedies to slip by in years. With a decent set of fluff-free extras and at this price, you'd be missing out if you didn't bite.
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2011 18:35:11 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011 13:58:16 BDT
Paul McNamee says:
They already have, have you not seen Mid Morning Matters? Twelve 10-minute episodes of new Alan have been broadcast since last November.

I can think of at least five Coogan creations less funny than Tommy Saxondale. Shame your entire workplace didn't appreciate it.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Mar 2012 19:17:22 GMT
I'm with Magnum - the Calves, etc,etc. I like Saxondale but I reckon Rasmus Hardaker deserves a mention in dispatches. Or even a doffing of the cap to the master!
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