Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Best of the Rest

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NOT GOING OUT BBC1, 8.30pm LEE MACK'S award-winning series bows out with another gag-filled episode.

You can see from the odd wry smile that Lee and Sally Bretton (who plays wife Lucy) occasionally struggle not to break out into laughter mid-scene.

Tonight's episode, like most others, is essentially a 30-minute argument between the bickering husband and wife.

After a withering put-down from a shop assistant in a department store, Lucy begins to feel self-conscious about the size of her breasts.

Complaining to Anna (Abigail Cruttenden), she ponders: "Boob jobs are for vain, insecure types with more money than sense." Of course, Anna then admits she's had one. The jokes here are easily spotted from a distance, but there's a certain joy in knowing what's coming.

What follows then is a lively debate, littered with puns and innuendo, as Lucy considers the operation. Unfortunately, Lee is not on board - until he accidentally sees something he shouldn't have.

TRUE HORROR Channel 4, 10pm DARK and creepy from the off, this series of real life hauntings is not for those of a sensitive disposition. …

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