Two very different blokes find themselves sharing a flat in
a towerblock on a South London council estate. The flat's
owner, Vince, has taken in a new lodger, Errol, and it is
not long before he realises he has made a dreadful mistake...
Storeys High never really received the critical acclaim
it deserved. A middle class nutter living in a South London
council estate tower block may seem a little far fetched,
but I know of one PR woman who is on a good wage and is forced
to live in similar conditions - such is the state of today's
Lock is extremely funny as Vince, who works for the local
leisure centre as a lifeguard. He seems to have no friends
and spends the entire time recounting other people's stories
as his own. Benedict Wong is perfect as the naive Errol who
has moved down from the North of England to try and find a
are your usual issues about two blokes sharing a flat. Vince
doesn't want any tactile touching - even going to the lengths
of selling his sofa so that they can't sit together.
six episodes included here are The Sofa, Pool Kids, Blue
Rat, The Model, Ice Queen and Dead Swan. All have
their own merit, but I thought that Blue Rat and The
Model where particularly entertaining.
Blue Rat Vince discovers a new cheap supermarket's
and becomes addicted to a foreign drink that they have on
offer called Blue Rat. It keeps him up all night and he becomes
convinced that one of his neighbours is keeping a horse. There
are many surreal moments including Errol walking around the
fishmarket shouting: "Come and wipe your hands on my
coat" and Vince finally confronting his neighbour who
may have a horse in his flat.
Model sees Vince promoted to the role of swimming instructor
and when his first pupils turn up he realises that one of
them is a glamour model from one of the magazines he owns.
Meanwhile Errol's habit of picking at wallpaper has meant
he must redecorate the bathroom before Vince notices that
he's ruined the decor. Everyone's heard people say they buy
glamour magazines for the articles, but Vince really does
buy them for decorating tips.
one of 15 Storeys High is extremely funny and easily
ranks up there with Phoenix Nights, The Office and
Men Behaving Badly.
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