The Reluctant Landlord

Community Manager

 

Romesh Ranganathan's brand new sitcom The Reluctant Landlord begins tonight @10PM on Sky One

 

Produced by What Larks and based on a true story, the series is written by Romesh, BAFTA Award-winning Steve Stamp (People Just Do Nothing) and Emmy Award-winning Will Smith (Veep)

 

Record The Reluctant Landlord

 

Romesh has reluctantly inherited the pub of his late, more exuberant, positive father, who relished the role of landlord. Running a pub with a bunch of idiosyncratic regulars couldn’t be further from what hip-hop-loving Romesh wants to do.

 

Bar worker Julie’s cheery disposition rubs him up the wrong way. Lemon, who props up the bar, has become Romesh’s banter-mate but his flaky mischief is always getting Romesh into trouble. Lee, another regular, is a mysterious man of few words, and boring ones at that.

 

BTS_11_TRL_S01.jpgSky UK - Photographer: Alison Painter. ©Sky UK Limited

 

Romesh lives with his sparky wife Natasha and their two children in a flat above the pub. Aside from delighting in pricking the bubbles of his pretensions and grumpiness, Natasha’s challenge is to keep Romesh in check and make sure the pub doesn’t go under or Romesh’s mother, Jayanthi, would never forgive him. But there’s little happiness to be had for Romesh when his nemesis David Foster, who owns the more successful pub up the road, rubs the salt into Romesh’s wounds at any given moment.

 

The regulars’ commitment to the pub, the constant allusions his father was the more popular landlord and his mother’s persistent reminders that Romesh has a duty to keep the pub going, coupled with his wife’s occasional hare-brained plans to keep up with David’s pub down the road, drive poor Romesh to despair. And somehow, he’s just always putting his foot in it...

 

Cheers! 🍻

 

 

8 Comments
Sound Supervisor

Hi, Erika, I don't know much about this guy, But, One night I was browsing through the Channels, and came upon this guy,

In a Court I do believe, Well let me tell you, I was Bored, He is not funny, but childish, I could not stand to watch that any further, Judge Ramesh, I think it was.

Boom Operator
  • I think he’s someone you love or hate. I’ve seen Ramesh as a stand up comedian and in other TV programmes. Personally I love watching him and liked watching episode 1 of The Reluctant Landlord 
Sound Supervisor

Hi, Bossman,

Thanks, I had never heard of him when I saw that programme, I am sure it was Judge Romesh, Didn't appeal, Still, I am glad he does tick many peoples boxes, I am not a comedian person, My husband would be rolling around laughing, and I was thinking "what is so funny" But that is me.Smiley Very Happy 

Boom Operator

Hi Jazzy,

i know what you mean. My girlfriend would hate it. That’s why I’m not even going to mention it to her 😁

Sound Supervisor

Hi, Bossman, 

Do you find that many of these programmes like The Only Way are Essex, Absolutely Ascot, and a few others I could Mention, Is absolute Trash, Scraping the bottom of the Barrel so to speak?

Boom Operator

Hi Jazzy,

I agree that programmes you have mentioned such as The Only way is Essex, Love Island, Big Brother are pure rubbish which is why I ignore them. 

Sound Supervisor

Hi Bossman, Good for you,  I have to say that these trashy programmes are popular for some, But what is their attraction? Give me a great Action and Adventure film, that is packed to the hilt with adrenalin rushes and an edge of seat moments, That is a good Film. 

Sound Designer

I'm a little surprised that I'm enjoying this so far.  It's reasonably well written. Don't love Nick Helm though and he seems pretty pointless in this.  If you liked Josh then you may enjoy this too.