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Review: Massive 1×1-1×2

In the UK: Sundays, 9pm, BBC3

Everyone working class in sitcoms has a dream. If you’re Del Boy and Rodney, it’s that this time next year, you’ll be millionaires. If you’re Steptoe Jr, it’s that you’ll escape the junk yard and your dad; if you’re Steptoe Sr, it’s that your son will never escape the junk yard. If you’re in the Royle family, it’s that your view of the tele won’t get blocked. And so on.

Massive is another sitcom in which its heroes have dreams, but here, the dream is a very Mancunian one: Danny and Shay want their own record label. When Danny’s nan dies, leaving them £10,000, it looks like they might be able to achieve it. But the course of true business never did run smooth.

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