Meet the cast of Channel 4’s new comedy High and Dry
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He is less concerned with food, water and shelter than he is in making sure that Douglas Harry Peacock , an emotionally distant passenger he took an inappropriate shine to, considers him his best friend. What ensues looks like a cross between Lost and The Island With Bear Grylls, with a premise that immediately fulfils the main criteria of sitcom — that the characters are trapped — while providing plenty of dramatic possibilities as to their possible escape from their predicament. More than once in the first episode alone does he scupper any chance of rescue. Meanwhile, a disturbing fantasy sequence allows Wootton, who also created the series, to indulge even more of his jet-black humour. Channel 4 have shown much faith in this comedy, elevating it from a Comedy Blap pilot and then bumping it from a planned E4 broadcast to a decent slot on the main channel. It could well pay off.
Tonight, Mark Heap excels himself as oddball neighbour Jim, who has somehow managed to secure himself a date. He saddles the Goodmans with his enigmatic dog Wilson, about whose dietary habits we learn a little. All this eats into the quality time the parents, if not their sons, had hoped to spend in their new hot tub. David Stubbs. This week, Lyndon and Ruth who, just to add extra jeopardy, is pregnant give up their careers to open a safari lodge in Zambia. Not entirely unpredictably, trouble is waiting, like a famished lion, to pounce. Phil Harrison.
High & Dry, Channel 4
British comedy about an American businessman, Douglas, who is conned into sending his cargo to a Scottish island via a rickety old train. A very bumpy ride in which Douglas is generally wasted. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now.
30min | Adventure, Comedy | TV Series () Sitcom about a group of passengers and crew whose flight crash lands leaving them stranded on a deserted island in the Indian Ocean. Top-Rated Episodes.
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