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The Wake

Episode 3 of 4

House-husband Tom is forced to confront his deepest fears at his uncle's laying out. Stars Jason Byrne. From February 2012.

Set in London this is a Belfast-tinged sitcom post 'The Troubles' but suffused with old sectarian enmities. It's centred around young couple Tom and Elaine Murphy [called Jason and Chloe in the pilot] and their son Dylan [in the pilot they had young kids called Mikey and Lewis]. For childcare reasons, Jason has recently given up his job at the 'Irish Republican theme pub' meaning that Elaine - a hospital doctor - is the breadwinner. Jason's parents [Mary and Paddy] are staunch Irish Catholics. The mother disapproves of their Protestant daughter-in-law, but the father tries to keep the peace. Chloe's parents [Jarleth and Tina] hold equally extreme Protestant views.

Series regulars include Jason Byrne, as well as Sharon Horgan [Pulling], Pauline McLynn [Father Ted], Michael Smiley [Spaced], Paul Putner [Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle], and West End star Paul Nicholas [Just Good Friends]. Others featured in the series include Simon Nye, Caroline Quentin, Mathew Horne, Kevin Eldon, Stewart Lee, Liza Tarbuck, Tim Minchin, Miriam Margolyes, Michael Kitchen, and Rhys Thomas.

28 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Apr 2016 23:00