The comedy about family, community and what home really means in 80s London returns, and in the new series, it’s all change for Walter (Idris Elba). He has been elected as a union representative at the factory, and is thrown into the deep end when he’s forced to tackle a very slippery negotiation that tests his resolve. Alongside colleagues Bagpipes (Bill Bailey) and Rajesh (Neil D’Souza), they are set to go on strike to save their jobs, whilst Agnes (Madeline Appiah) looks to kick start her career with a new role at the local council. Kirsty (Kellie Shirley) and Bagpipes also face a new challenge with the arrival of Leon – the real father of daughter Melissa. And for Valentine (Jimmy Akingbola), who has finally moved out of the Easmon’s home, bachelor life is not what he thought it would be.
“The world Elba has created crackles with energy, warmth and humour. Cracking soundtrack too.” – The Times
“There’s a warm nostalgia, a deft handling of poignant moments and while it can be hailed as a benchmark in the representation of minorities, it is also effortlessly funny.” – Radio Times
“It’s a joyful portrait of community and camaraderie of home and belonging.” – The Guardian Guide
“Generous-spirited humour.” – Financial Times