4th June 1999 at 01:00
"I STRUGGLED to look for any redeeming feature whatsoever. Eventually I found one. Hale and Pace met at teacher-training college so, if they weren't on TV, they might now be teaching our children, a scenario too hideous to contemplate."

Victor Lewis-Smith, the London Evening Standard's acerbic TV critic, on the new comedy series hamp;p@bbc.

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