It’s not too often I get enthusiastic about anything.
We are, after all, merely transient beings, destined to turn to dust after varying periods of painful individual decline and a brief collective spell on planet earth, spent screwing it up for as many other species as possible.
However, when it comes to the brilliant PhoneShop, I make an exception. And here’s why…
After a hugely successful pilot as part of Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase season, this razorsharp sitcom about a high street phoneshop begins its full series premiere on E4 next Thursday.
And it gets better – you don’t need to wait until then! You can watch the opening episode right here, right now on 4oD.
PhoneShop features a superb ensemble cast that includes Martin Trenaman as Lance, the shop manager. Martin also stars in another sitcom from 4 that’s doing rather well – the multi award-winning Inbetweeners.
And in a further example of Connect 4, the new series of PhoneShop features cameo support from Channel 4 and E4’s slipperiest customer, the upwardly mobile Kayvan Novak.
Who’s he? Well, you might not recognise the name but you’ll… Actually, you might not recognise the face, either. Here’s a clue, involving four genuine Come Dine with Me contestants and the one and only Terry Tibbs.
Enjoy! Life’s too short not to, remember?