This was a charming production of a very funny play. The acting was wonderful with characters who were at once infuriating and endearing. The live audience was a great addition to this audio experience as were the occasional sound effects. Overall, a great play well done.
This is a great radio play closely following the BBC T.V. series. The characters are well written and charming. The situations they find themselves in are entertaining without being fantastic or unbelievable and their interactions reveal a very genuine warmth. A healthy dose of sarcasm and self deprecating humor keeps the program from becoming too sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the company of Lionel and Jean. The only improvement I could ask for is the ability to buy the next few series!
Delightful, Good Natured, Easy
The characters were all quite different which helped create entertaining conflict without being mean spirited or negative. The stories were accessible, everyday ordeals that would try anyone but with the lovely addition of great humor.
The accents are so much fun for me as an American. They sound like a working class woman and an upper class man which is a delightful additional counterpoint to their personalities; She is hard working and fun loving while he is lazy and self adsorbed. They obviously love each other, though, which makes it much easier to laugh at them.
I hope Audible will add additional series of Potting On soon.
I loved the TV series and this is an audio only version of the show.
The Good Life and Fawlty Towers are two other BBC televion series transferred to audio exactly as aired with the exception of brief narration. The Good Life and Vicar of Dibley are both very warm and funny.
Dawn French is able to deliver barbs and sarcasm without a hint of malice, never losing that lovely feeling that she genuinely likes these kooky characters
I had to ration it out slowly since there are (as of yet) no more in the series.
I hope audible will make all of these wonderful shows available soon!
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