The first episode of Morgana Robinson’s The Agency burst onto BBC Two on Monday 26 September and it was television comedy gold. Robinson is a gem of a mimic and has selected a fabulous mixture of celebrities to put under Mann Management!
There’s Mel and Sue, who play Connect Four while Mel’s husband takes himself to bed! Miranda Hart is bouncing around the agent’s office, trying desperately to convey that she no longer does the ‘stuff’ that she became renowned for doing in her popular television series. The likeness to Adele is brilliantly pulled off as well as the voice, and Natalie Cassidy is probably one of my absolute favourites. The put upon Eastenders star spends much of the episode excited about the impending National Television Awards and the rest of it staying at home with her father while her sister takes her place! Then there’s Fearne Cotton, mannerisms and voice are spot on and the spiel about Fearne meeting her sixteen year old self and congratulating her was hilarious.
Not only is Robinson adept at impersonating current female celebrities, but she’s also having a crack at the males too! Gregg Wallace was an inspired choice and his scene was one of the highlight for me. Danny Dyer was not her strongest impersonation, but it’s still obvious who she’s supposed to be taking off and the storyline that’s used for him is inspired.
This laugh a minute comedy show is what has been missing from mainstream telly, it’s witty, well written and this lady’s abilities are seemingly endless. I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us and I can’t wait for next week’s instalments. Thank you, BBC, more of the same, please!
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