This was the most fantastic piece of television that I've seen in a long time.
Hilariously funny, of course, but where I think Gervais, Merchant & co really excel is in the sense of sadness that comes through. Ashley Jensen, surely the most gifted comedienne to have emerged in recent years, is truly heart-breaking; effortlessly funny, but I was in tears watching her face the possibility that her dreams of becoming a 'proper actress' may never happen.
By far the best thing that Merchant and Gervais have written - the way it bounces between comedy and tragedy is genius. A gem.
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