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How Do You Want Me? 

Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.
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Series cast summary:
Dylan Moran ...  Ian Lyons 12 episodes, 1998-1999
Charlotte Coleman ...  Lisa Lyons 12 episodes, 1998-1999
Emma Chambers ...  Helen Yardley 11 episodes, 1998-1999
Frank Finlay ...  Astley Yardley 10 episodes, 1998-1999
Peter Serafinowicz ...  Dean Yardley 9 episodes, 1998-1999
Jasper Holmes Jasper Holmes ...  John 9 episodes, 1998-1999
Mark Heap ...  Derek Few 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Will Barton Will Barton ...  Gavin 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Gary Sefton Gary Sefton ...  Phil / ... 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Diana Fairfax ...  Pam Yardley 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Clive Merrison ...  Norriswood 6 episodes, 1998-1999
Philippa Stanton Philippa Stanton ...  Jill 5 episodes, 1998-1999
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Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

24 February 1998 (UK) See more »

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Каким вы хотите меня? See more »

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(12 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Comedy with a hint of tragedy
22 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

Comedian Ian Lyons has married Lisa and now moved to the village where she grew up. He is very much a city person and finds it hard to fit in. He also has difficulties with his in-laws; Lisa's father can't stand him and offers him a substantial sum of money to leave, without her. Unable to work as a comedian in such a small place he takes over a photography business; a job he is not immediately qualified to do.

This series is a real delight. Dylan Moran and Charlotte Coleman have a great chemistry as Ian and Lisa; they feel like a real couple not a comedy-couple. There characters are the most 'real' in the series. The other characters are equally impressive and only slightly exaggerated... particular highlights among them are Frank Finlay's performance as Lisa's father and Peter Serafinowicz as her psychotic brother. The various situations Dylan finds himself in create both humour and feelings of discomfort without being overly forced. The realism is increased by the wise choice not to include a laugh track. Having watched all twelve episodes it is just a shame more wasn't made; I'd certainly recommend this to people who like the idea of a sitcom that isn't just forced gags.


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