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    by Wed August 24th, 2011, 20:24

    This new comedy drama is getting rave reviews. Starts tonight at 9 on Sky1.



    Starring:
    Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Bobby Ball, Pauline Collins, Angela Griffin, Liza Tarbuck, Paula Wilcox, Sian Reeves, Adrian Bower, Neil Fitzmaurice, Owen McDonnell

    Writers:
    Sarah Hooper

    Production:
    Tiger Aspect Productions


    Whether she's fending off female advances towards her loveable plumber husband Dan, stewing over why he thinks her best feature is her bum rather than her boobs, or deciding whether to have potato skins with an extra dollop of sour cream or onion rings with a pot of thousand island dressing (or both) at lunch with the girls - Lisa Johnson loves her life. Even when her smock top is mistaken for a baby bump and when a steamy soak with Dan is interrupted by her mum scrubbing the lav, she wouldn't have it any other way. Welcome to Lisa's world...

    Sally Lindsay is Lisa, a 30-something Mancunian who has been married to plumber Dan for ten years. Lisa and Dan live on a smart cul-de-sac in Mount Pleasant, a small suburb to the south of Manchester. Lisa's ever-present parents Sue and Barry live nearby.

    At the heart of the show are Lisa and Dan: they love each other, but aren't above a bit of a scrap when the occasion arises. Particularly when their temptress neighbour Bianca offers Dan a slice of her fish pie. But while Lisa is used to fending Bianca on a daily basis, she has no idea that another woman, the recently widowed Kate, is making a play for Dan.

    Lisa navigates the highs and lows of life with the help of her best friends and workmates Shelley and Denise, but finds herself struggling with her emotions when she encounters sexy singleton Jack.

    Elsewhere, Shelley has her own issues to deal with, when she suspects husband Greg of having a gambling problem. Sue and Barry have no such worries, however: their biggest debates are sparked by what sort of jacket Barry should buy for their coach trip to York.

    Lindsay comments: "I'll tell you why this show is new and different. Because, you know what, it really isn't grim up North. People are so scared about portraying anything different about the north. Obviously some people are better off than others, but it seems to me the only portrayal we have ever seen is all flat caps and whippets and back to back terraces. I think this is just a fantastic portrayal of life up North now, not for everyone, but life isn't the same for everyone anywhere. In most Northern dramas that come out everything's very gritty, there's always a grey hue, there's always rain, everyone's very depressed - and it's just not like that for lots of people out there. Mount Pleasant is a genuine representation of thirty-somethings with a bit of money up in the North, played by Northerners."

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    by Wed August 24th, 2011, 23:13

    It looks and sounds promising and I love Sally Lindsay. After Trollied I was worried it would be as bad as that but if you like it I have relatively high hopes!

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    by Thu August 25th, 2011, 17:33

    It was cheeky fun! Really enjoyed it and Angela Griffin was HOOOTTTT!

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