‘Since moving to Lad Lane, Colin has had trouble from his neighbours and the lane’s malevolent cat population. Landlady Noona, somewhere between Mrs Doyle and Heath Ledger’s The Joker, has his number. Next-door neighbour Pierce Brosnan is constantly borrowing money. The House Robot keeps shutting off Colin’s oxygen supply for a joke.

 Blending elements of sketch, soap and public service announcements, Lad Lane is 55 minutes of life affirming silliness.’