Unfolding very nicely during the run of the story...a whole street gets strange messages and up until midways ep 3/3 I have no clue what might be the reason behind this...on a positive note. It really swings back and forth and the involved fates of very different people are very tense and entertaining.
Toby Jones looks more like Dobby from Harry Potter (whom he also lent his voice), but plays an at the beginning successful, but soon going down the ladder, banker.
The asian family running the corner shop also play great roles, mainly dealing with their suppression by the police and government.
And Wunmi Mosaku, who I know and like from different contemporal series like Vera and The Body Farm, also does a great job as an illegral immigrant who does want to work instead of take handouts and gets punished for it.
Really looking forward to the concluding 30 minutes now.
There's no school like the old school, and I'm the f*ckin' headmaster !
I watched the last episode of this last week round my mum and dad's house. Thought it was well acted but as with a lot of BBC drama seemed to be bludgeoning you over the head with "A REALLY IMPORTANT MESSAGE" i.e. immigrants are like us, except they're immigrants.
Toby Jones was good as he always is, but found it difficult to believe he'd be married to someone like Rachel Stirling (especially after seeing Detectorists).
I remember a series from the 1990s called Holding On with Phil Daniels which I thought did that London lives thing a lot better.
Read the novel of this by John Lanchester, and much as with the TV series per Terry's post above, all the stories conclude fairly neatly apart from the Zimbabwean Traffic Warden's. Enjoyed the book though - not as funny as the reviewers would have you believe, it's wryly amusing at best, but still a decent slice of life novel.