BBC
Clark Collis
January 07, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Saxondale

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
10/13/06
performer
Steve Coogan
broadcaster
BBC America
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B

Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) stars in and co-wrote this finely drawn Britcom about a roadie-turned-exterminator with anger issues. Saxondale has nice jokes about what happens to hell-raisers when they hit middle age, and a really great one concerning Rush’s back catalog. (”You had me at Caress of Steel, ‘The Necromancer, Part III — Return of the Prince.”’) But Coogan’s decision to dial down the acrimony — one he discusses in an EXTRAS interview — means that his character lacks the hilarious bite of his previous sitcom creation, vile disc jockey Alan Partridge. B

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