Jason Cook’s Geordie sitcom has warmth and personality in spades, but also a certain inconsequentiality to ensure that, while it’s never a chore to watch, you couldn’t call it essential either.
Tonight’s episode is a case in point, as Dot moves into the family home and attracts an admirer (hardy smallscreen perennial John Woodvine), Jack (Chris Ramsey) hires an unlikely genius to paint the nursery and Pauline (Gina McKee) struggles to reconcile her ethics with the business of selling houses. The chuckles are gentle and the peril very minor indeed: nothing much happens, but it happens very pleasantly.
Vintage Vauxhall Monthly Market
Based in the former HQ of the London Fire Brigade in Vauxhall, this vintage market fills the cavernous space on the second Sunday of every month. Up to 60 traders set up shop with a variety of retro furniture, fashion, lighting, textiles, jewellery, vinyl, accessories, kitchenware, silverware, toys, artwork and more. Get kitsch bits for outdoors from Abbey Garden Furniture, beautfiul books from Simon Ellis, and pick up some ever-so-popular midcentury pieces from Mid Century Modern Collection.