Thanks for reading all the way down. The Delivery Man. And also hapless enough to get a barrel … Playing whale music to calm a woman in labour backfired when a boatload of whalers arrived. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. He witters, drivels and mutters.” I found myself nodding in agreement. The Delivery Man, review: Fish-out-of-water sitcom is the best laugh we've had from ITV in a long time. From here to maternity: Darren Boyd plays the midwife in‘The Delivery Man’, The Delivery Man, review: Fish-out-of-water sitcom is the best laugh, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Thanks to Tash's Facebook, word gets out - and the staff need to trick the paparazzi. Search for "The Delivery Man" on Amazon.com, Title: So this new puppet/animation from a team including Jon Culshaw and Giles Pilbrow (of late-period Spitting Image, 2DTV and others) wasn't ready to watch in advance. Stars Darren Boyd, Fay Ripley, Paddy McGuinness, Llewella Gideon and others. I guess the real test is will people keep watching? It's no Green Wing, but for a very mainstream sitcom it's pretty good Was this review helpful to you? The “sit” wasn’t, as the title might imply, a van driver dropping off parcels. Judging from the first episode I will, but I hope they do less jokes of the mistaking-the-fat-woman-for-an-expectant-mum variety. From August 2015 the series starting showing on Netflix in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Lowdown on Stand-Up Comedy from Bruce Dessau. The humor is not terrible but doesn't make you laugh out loud either.I do get tired of the endless drama in soap operas, but this show is one that could use a little more. The birth of a hit even. Naturally, much of the humour derives from Matthew's blokeish haplessness: he mistakes a non-pregnant woman for a pregnant one! Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Lizzy Banks: 'I truly believe that I can be world champion one day', Graham Norton quits Radio 2 show and falls down BBC rich list, US election results and maps 2020: Joe Biden wins US election after victory in Pennsylvania, Donald Trump campaign escalates voter fraud claims as Georgia agrees to recount, Boris Johnson's adviser Lee Cain quits Downing Street role after revolt by Carrie Symonds. Here he's excellent as the ward's consultant. ITV sitcom starring Darren Boyd as a policeman-turned-midwife. The first series was filmed between October and December 2014 at 3 Mills Studios. Darren Boyd plays ex-copper Matthew Bunting who swaps the constabulary for midwifery because he is so sensitive. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5. (2015– ). It's no Green Wing, but for a very mainstream sitcom it's pretty good, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. So far, so formulaic, but The Delivery Man is redeemed by some at-times very witty dialogue. This page was last edited on 5 July 2020, at 00:11. That’s the verdict on The Delivery Man, which hit the ground running last night. That’s the verdict on The Delivery Man, which hit the ground running last night. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Delivery_Man_(TV_series)&oldid=966064156, Articles needing additional references from July 2015, All articles needing additional references, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. But then neither is a rag-and-bone yard or a Home Guard Unit necessarily funny, so what do I know? Unfortunately, the weak link was leading man Boyd. And it wasn’t half bad. But for a very mainstream sitcom it's pretty good. As election fever – or at least election "a slight temperature" – hits, The Delivery Man was led in by the new satirical show Newzoids. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. There was a riff about the spermicidal qualities of Coca-Cola, a quip about teenagers drinking “chicken nugget smoothies” and an incident involving waters breaking all over a Kindle. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? He's not offered cake because men don't like cake! If there's one thing I love, it's tall handsome well built men holding babies, or feeding babies, or in general being nurturing to babies. Cold Feet: Where are the cast of ITV's hit series now? Given ITV comedy's lack of recent pedigree (beyond TV Burp), it's almost easy to forget that Spitting Image, one of the best, and most subversive comedies of the Eighties and early Nineties was an ITV production. Matthew has company from his former police buddy Ian who gets suspended from the force and lands a job in hospital security, while his nemesis comes in the shape of senior consultant obstetrician Luke Edward. ITV in Funny Sitcom Shock. Use the HTML below. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2015. The series stars Darren Boyd as Matthew Bunting, a former police constable starting a new career as a midwife. And it wasn’t half bad. I liked this exchange between him and a needy patient: It's a shame that the obvious fancying of Matthew by Fay Ripley's character is more Carry On than Getting On, but this isn't the place for comedy vérité. Darren Boyd plays ex-copper Matthew Bunting who swaps the constabulary for midwifery because he is so sensitive. His whale music is not ideal and Pat reports him for abuse. As of November 2014, just 103 out of 31,292 UK midwives were male, despite blokes being legally allowed to the job so since 1983, so this is ripe fish-out-of-water territory. I'm surprised to see a show that was rated tv-14 (a soft version of MA for mature here in Canada) that danced around the issue of giving birth so much. And Paddy McGuinness as Matthew’s mate from his old profession who bookended the episode was so overtly northern he felt like he had been parachuted in from the set of Benidorm. Saturday nights; soaps; crime dramas; Loose Women. It could be better of course. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Darren Boyd plays ex-copper Matthew Bunting who swaps the constabulary for midwifery because he is so sensitive. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. North Middlesex University Hospital, Edmonton, London, England, UK. The series stars Darren Boyd as Matthew Bunting, a former police constable starting a new career as a midwife. The Delivery Man (ITV) was ITV’s latest attempt to create a broad sitcom of its own to rival Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys on the BBC. Sitcom from two of the writers and the producer behind Green Wing. The punchy script mixed visual gags with wordplay and was sprinkled with contemporary references: One Direction, 50 Shades of Grey and Claire’s Accessories. She's certainly not ... See full summary », Helen Stephens is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for murdering her boss Eric Bridges, the managing director of Entirely Tiles. The first episode introduced an ensemble cast which gave away part of the reason why this works. His partner sysop is Rick, and his clone is Locomoto. Set on a busy maternity ward, The Delivery Man focuses on a man who changes careers. ITV sitcom starring Darren Boyd as a policeman-turned-midwife. The ensemble cast was also strong: Fay Ripley as the predatory divorced senior midwife; Alex Macqueen as the pompous obstetrician, more interested in playing golf; and Paddy McGuinness as our hero’s laddish cop flatmate. The Delivery Man is a British sitcom shown on ITV for one series in 2015. From August 2015 the series starting showing on Netflix in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. – for a decent situational laugh on channel three. The Delivery Man is a British sitcom shown on ITV for one series in 2015. The Delivery Man (ITV) was ITV’s latest attempt to create a broad sitcom of its own to rival Miranda and Mrs Brown’s Boys on the BBC. A teenage dad tries to visit his pregnant girlfriend without her parents finding out his identity – new boy Matthew has to choose whose side to take. Occasionally this classy cast jarred with the channel's mainstream sensibility as Matthew met his new colleagues. Hello! 6 episodes. Former police officer Matthew starts work as a newly qualified midwife. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. As expected, his first day is full of drama, sarcastic comments, and snide remarks about his gender. Benidorm has its moments, but even if you retain a soft spot for Holding the Baby (don't we all), you'd have to go back all the way to – what – The New Statesman? And while they were at it they also borrowed heavily from C4’s Green Wing. Check out our editors' picks for the movies and TV shows we're excited about this month, including the premieres of "Marvel 616," Proxima, and more. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Let it be noted that ITV does a lot of things very well. A 'double dad' has to rush between the bedsides of two expectant mothers, while Matthew realises he's landed Lisa's boyfriend in trouble. Though it is created by that show's Victoria Pile and writers Robert Harley and James Henry, which helps. Hands on: Darren Boyd as newly qualified midwife Matthew Bunting. So hopes weren't high for The Delivery Man, which starred Darren Boyd (Spy, Whites, Green Wing) as a former police officer pivoting in his career and becoming a midwife.