Tom Saxondale has been through the rock and roll mill and lived to tell the tale. He plays fast and loose, shoots from the hip, and tells no lies - he's a true maverick. Tom never took the corporate dollar. He doesn't work for 'the man'; he's his own man. These and other moth-eaten cliches are how Tommy would describe himself. But when Tommy removes his rose-tinted Aviator shades, he can't deny a few basic facts; he was a middle-ranking roadie for 20 years, but for the past ten years he has been at the cutting edge of the pest control industry... in Hertfordshire. After a hostile divorce, Tommy has found his soulmate in Magz, proprietress of an anarchic T-shirt shop. In the course of the series Tommy gets his eyesight improved by a prostitute, has a heart murmur in Halfords, executes a pigeon and experiments with women's make-up.
Tom Saxondale has been through the rock and roll mill and lived to tell the tale
steve coogan, alan partridge, jeremy clarkson
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“Sarcasm may well be the 'lowest form of wit', but Saxondale elevates it to an art from! Steve Coogan is at his best as the anarchic anti-hero, who seems to believe the whole world is against him. The ancilliary characters are hilarious and superbly underplayed - especially his much suffering apprentice and his delightful partner.
And, don't most of us have neighbours just like his resident's committee representative? The scenes in Saxondale's group therapy sessions are filled with both sarcasm and well-timed irony, the locations and settings are just perfect and the whole thing is a refreshingly well written new comedy.As the pest controller from hell, Steve Coogan fits the part like a glove. Each side-splitting episode brings a fresh battle for Saxondale to fight and, inevitably, to lose in the most ungrateful fashion. The k*nky s*x innuendos are splendidly inserted into the storylines. One of the few programmes to make me cry with laughter.This series is a treat for the whole family, but keep your Gran locked in the cupboard for the duration!”
From: Robert Brett