David Walliams & Friend has etched its place on my retina as Friday night’s comedy de rigueur. This week, David is joined by the actress, writer and comedian Meera Syal (Goodness Gracious Me). Together for the first time, these two sketch veterans introduce us to the sadly disappointing ‘pleasure robots’ of tomorrow.
David and Meera also play a squabbling husband and wife desperately trying to explain their problematic marriage to their young daughter, using her Peppa Pig dolls, and we meet a struggling actress auditioning for the role of ‘background extra’ in the evening news. Plus a robber (Ricky Grover) meets his match in the BBC’s newest police drama, Good Cop, Indian Mum Cop.
The sketch format is definitely more hit than miss and the guest spots from the likes of Harry Enfield, Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith and Miranda Richardson bring something new each week.
David Walliams and Friend is available on iplayer until January 17 2017