Preview – Back

Back David Mitchell
Stephen (David Mitchell). Picture Publicist: Nathalie Mohoboob. Photographer: Mark Johnson

David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s new sitcom concludes tonight, with revelations presumably on offer.

Stephen (Mitchell) needs help writing a speech for his late father’s memorial service, but he is depressed, drinking too much, and the possibility interloping Andrew (Webb) will no doubt write a much better speech than him anyway. However, when some of the other foster kids who grew up with Stephen talk to him, Andrew’s backstory begins to start crumbling, and it looks like Stephen could finally have his breakthrough.

The show has been praised by most critics so if a second series is commissioned, it won’t be of any surprise.

Back is on Channel 4 at 22.00.