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The Wright Way 

Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same ... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Mina Anwar ...  Malika Maha 6 episodes, 2013
Beattie Edmondson Beattie Edmondson ...  Victoria 6 episodes, 2013
Luke Gell Luke Gell ...  Clive Beeches 6 episodes, 2013
David Haig ...  Gerald Wright 6 episodes, 2013
Toby Longworth Toby Longworth ...  Bernard Stanning 6 episodes, 2013
Joanne Matthews Joanne Matthews ...  Susan Wright 6 episodes, 2013
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Valerie Wright 5 episodes, 2013
Hannah Jane Fox Hannah Jane Fox ...  Cheryl Dolores 5 episodes, 2013
Robert Daws ...  Mayor Len Winkler 4 episodes, 2013
Brenda Edwards Brenda Edwards ...  Mrs. Johnson 4 episodes, 2013
Michael Falzon ...  Kyle 4 episodes, 2013
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Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same benevolent despotism with which he regulates other peoples'. Sadly he can't. A recent divorcée and new single Dad, Gerald Wright's personal life is just one long struggle against the petty irritations and inconvenience which bedevil all our lives. Those 21st century slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against which Gerald's lengthy rule book is no defense at all. Written by BBC One

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The series was cancelled by the BBC and by agreement with Ben Elton following a scathing critical reception. However, the BBC denied it was a ratings flop because over the course of a week it had 3.5 million to 4 million viewers. See more »

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Obviously not the right way
10 July 2013 | by studioATSee all my reviews

In the years gone by a series would get to the end of its run of 6 or 8 episodes, its ratings would be assessed and if it was liked it would be brought back. Now however about 5 minutes into its first episode a show can be dead in the water thanks to Twitter and other such social networking sites. The Wright Way is a prime example of this and after a critical mauling on the internet and from critics it has been axed.

You can understand why the BBC felt confident about this show. It was after all written by Ben Elton a man who can claim credit for bringing us Blackadder and Mr Bean, it was about so called 'lovable losers'(isn't every sitcom these days?) and it was by and large family friendly despite being dumped in a late slot (another bad omen).

However when people started taking glee in the fact that Elton had seemingly lost his touch and listing the weak jokes the axe looked set to loom. The Wright Way isn't actually a bad show, it just was never given a proper go.

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