Monday 10th June 2013
Make room for a whip-smart family comedy centred on those complicated creatures called Parents, out to own on DVD from 29th July 2013, courtesy of Channel 4 DVD.
Flying the nest is a milestone moment, a mixture of nerves and delight as you free yourself from the parental wing and take off to the big wide world without looking back. That's the idea anyway. But what if unforeseen circumstances force you to return and shack up with mum and dad once again?
Until recently, Jenny Pope (Sally Phillips) was a high-flying executive living in a large house in leafy west London. That came to an abrupt halt when she lost her job. She says this was due to "structural changes" at the firm, but it might have been more to do with a heated altercation with a work colleague. Things went from bad to worse when Jenny's house was repossessed and now she's had to move her husband, self-styled entrepreneur Nick (Darren Strange) and two teenage children, Sam (Christian Lees) and Becky (Jadie Rose Hobson), into her parents' - Len (Tom Conti) and Alma (Susie Blake) house in Kettering, with hilarious consequences. Purely on a temporary basis, of course, Jenny's determined to climb back up the ladder and get back to her old life, no matter what it takes.
Written by fresh British talent newcomer writers Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker and brought to life by a stellar cast of British talent, including Sally Phillips (Miranda, Smack the Pony), Darren Strange (Phone Shop, The Armando Iannucci Shows), Susie Blake (Mrs Brown's Boys, Victoria Wood) and Academy Award® nominee Tom Conti (Friends, Reuben, Reuben). Parents also features some familiar comedy faces in guest starring roles including Daisy Haggard (Psychoville, Episodes), John Thomson (Cold Feet, 24 Hour Party People), Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensibility) and Felicity Montagu (I'm Alan Partridge, Nighty Night).
Tune in to witness how this hapless family struggle to cope when they are forced to abide by parental rules. Parents is available to own on DVD 29th July 2013, courtesy of Channel 4 DVD.
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