'The Inbetweeners': where are they now?

As three of the four ‘Inbetweeners’ launch new shows this week, we report on their progress since graduation from the E4 school sitcom

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Blake Harrison

Ambition
Blake’s positive attitude does him huge credit, as do solid comic performances in assisted-death sitcom ‘Way to Go’, Dickens spoof ‘The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff’ and messy David Cross farce ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret’.
Grade: B–

Hilarity
Unfortunately none of the above were particularly funny, although lacklustre scripts were more to blame than Blake’s efforts.
Grade: B–

Future prospects
Sadly, the trend continues with ‘Big Bad World’, a passable affair about a jobless graduate returning home to find that little has changed. But the series has potential and, along with a straight role opposite Maxine Peake in upcoming thriller ‘Keeping Rosy’, perhaps the cast leadership opportunities it offers may suit him.
Grade: C+

Overall
Could do better

Read the Time Out review of 'Big Bad World'

Episode one

  • Rated as: 3/5

Amid the standard-issue faux pas and idle banter come a few flashes of inspiration – notably the box-ticking job interview – but surprises are generally few and the laughs gentle.

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'Big Bad World' begins Wednesday August 21, 9pm, Comedy Central
'Chickens' begins Thursday August 22, 9.30pm, Sky1

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