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THE GOBETWEENIES -- PRESS

*The BBC did commission a second series but sadly David was not available to voice Joe.

The Scotsman - May 5, 2011 - Jackie McGlone

(interview with the author Marcella Evaristi)

"The four-parter stars Sarah Alexander, alongside Tennant. "I couldn't believe it when David, who is such a huge name, said he wanted to play the unhappy, once-a-fortnight dad determined to become more hands-on.

After recording the series he told me he was certain it was going to be a hit and that he's convinced the BBC will commission a second series," Evaristi says, touching wood."*

The Stage - May 5, 2011- Moira Petty

"The title of Marcella Evaristi's resolutely urban study of modern life, The Gobetweenies, gave the impression it would be told from the point of view of the two children shuttling between divorced parents.

But it was actually the adults who were laid out for inspection - Sarah Alexander bubbling as Mimi and David Tennant as the slightly melancholic Joe. 

This is not a criticism. However misguided they may be, I prefer a probing of adult brains, and Evaristi's script was sharply entertaining - even if listeners not familiar with the mores of middle-class north London may have felt less of a stab of recognition."

The Independent - May 12, 2011 - Jane Thynne

"If though, you are one of those people who want to hear more about north London, or indeed the talented David Tennant, who pops up like a specially resilient strain of ground elder in every part of our cultural experience these days, then The Gobetweenies is for you.

. . . David Tennant as Joe frets satirically about the agony of children having to shuttle between two sets of parents, and decides to move back in."

The show was chosen as The Pick of the Day in The Observer on May 1, 2011 and in The Telegraph on April 30, 2011

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