Fun Friday #4: The Book Group

Continuing the series of sharing my favourite comedy shows. This week is the turn of a long-forgotten hidden gem from 2002, The Book Group.

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Odds are that you’ve never seen or even heard of The Book Group, which is such a shame, because it is one of the funniest things you’re likely to see.

Set in Scotland, it revolves around Claire, an American who had just moved to Glasgow. In a desperate attempt to make new friends, she forms a book group. However, the people who come along are most definitely not the sort of friends that Claire is seeking.

Among them is Janice, a bored footballer’s wife with journalistic ambitions, played by the marvelous Michelle Gomez (who is, incidentally, in another favourite TV show of mine, Green Wing).

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There’s also Kenny, trying to write his first novel, and Rab, a closet gay guy trying to conceal his homosexuality by hanging out with footballers.

Want to check it out? It’s available to watch on demand on Channel 4!

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