At 17 Gaynor Jacks ran off to find her place in the big wide world, but now she's come back to her hometown, at 29, with her tail between her legs. Gaynor can't hide forever though and she ... See full summary »
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Emma Fryer ...  Gaynor Jacks 6 episodes, 2009
Philip Jackson ...  Roy Jacks 6 episodes, 2009
Marian McLoughlin ...  Brenda Jacks 6 episodes, 2009
Hayley Jayne Standing Hayley Jayne Standing ...  Mel Wedglake 6 episodes, 2009
Kerry Godliman ...  Becky Hogg 6 episodes, 2009
Rebekah Staton ...  Kelly Langley 6 episodes, 2009
Leo Bill ...  Steve 3 episodes, 2009
Dan Renton Skinner Dan Renton Skinner ...  Mad Gary 3 episodes, 2009
Becci Gemmell Becci Gemmell ...  PC Jackie 3 episodes, 2009
James Daffern ...  Paul Walsh 3 episodes, 2009
Gemma Arrowsmith Gemma Arrowsmith ...  Tina B 3 episodes, 2009
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At 17 Gaynor Jacks ran off to find her place in the big wide world, but now she's come back to her hometown, at 29, with her tail between her legs. Gaynor can't hide forever though and she must crawl back into the life she left behind, suffering the gleeful sympathy of her friends and ill-judged parental intrusions, all in front of old flames and adversaries she thought she'd never see again.

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Hometown Unicorn
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Written by Super Furry Animals
Performed by Super Furry Animals
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A nice idea, but underwhelmingly executed
24 October 2009 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Somewhere in between the homely comfort of 'Gavin and Stacey' and the doom-laded chaos of 'Pulling' comes 'Hometime', a new BBC comedy, about Gaynor, a woman who returns home after 10 years away to discover nothing has changed. Cue masses of Britpop on the soundtrack, and some good lines, although set against a background not so much deadpan as catatonic: the set up is convincing but the interaction between Gaynor and her long lost friends seems strangely devoid of energy. It's a shame, because there's a great idea in here somewhere, but a comedy about a depressed person is maybe always going to struggle; if you think about it, most comedies tell the story of outrageous optimists, and for good reason. The series ending is clearly an attempt to set up a second run; but I was underwhelmed by the first.


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6 August 2009 (UK) See more »

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