Cuckoo Season 4 is the latest BBC series to get a full box set release on BBC iPlayer.
The award-winning comedy, which stars Greg Davies, Taylor Lautner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Esther Smith and Helen Baxendale, was one of BBC Three’s flagship launch titles when the online channel went live in February. Since then, it has has been a permanent fixture in BBC iPlayer’s Most Popular chart.
The series is produced by Roughcut Television and written by Robin French and Kieron Quirke.
“Slightly old-fashioned yet with a modern and sometimes surreal twist, [Cuckoo] revives the genre and gives it fresh appeal,” we wrote in our review of Season 3. “Greg Davies continues to delight and appall in equal measure… Taylor Lautner gives a winning performance as the naive and good-natured Dale Junior.”
Shortly after that season was released, BBC Three renewed the programme for two new seasons, taking us back to Lichfield for a fourth and fifth run.
Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy, said of the renewal: “Cuckoo has proved itself as a monster BBC Three hit with plenty more comedy gas in the tank. It is world-class in the writing, performance and direction and a great sign of what BBC Three can achieve.”
Season 4 will premiere all at once this week, with all six episodes available to watch and download on BBC iPlayer from 10am on Thursday 2nd August.
As we join the Thompson clan, Ken (Greg Davies) has been nominated for Lichfield Lawyer of the Year. Unfortunately, his dastardly work rival Jane has been nominated too. Ken’s convinced Jane is going to win, until Lorna thinks of a way to fix it. Meanwhile, Dale (Taylor Lautner) is still enjoying his adopted home town of Lichfield and relationship bliss with Rachel (Esther Smith) – and he is thinking of taking the next step…
Now Sid is in nursery Dale needs to think of what he’s going to do for a job, while Rachel is not ready to settle down. She’s still living with Lorna and Ken, tyrannised by her boss Nina and getting serious wanderlust.
Need to catch up on Cuckoo? All three previous seasons are now on BBC iPlayer to binge-watch – or you can get a taste of Davies and Lautner’s chemistry in these two British-themed quizzes.
For more on what’s coming soon to BBC Three, see our weekly TV guide here.
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