Very British Problems
Very British Problems is a celebratory new talking heads show, which sees some of Britain’s most famous faces share the struggle against the endless capacity of social awkwardness which comes with being British. Originating from a Twitter account and narrated by Julie Walters, the show features contributions from James Cordon, Jonathan Ross, Freddie Flitoff, Nigel Havers and Stephen Mangan and insights from non-Brits Rich Hall and Aisling Bea.
Directed byLorry Powles
S01:E01 - People
From having no idea what to say or do as an acceptable greeting, to spending 20 minutes saying goodbye to each other, the British have an inherent inability to talk to or interact with each other like ordinary humans.
S01:E02 - Out & About
For the British, being in public comes with an obligation to be polite, but being polite in the UK is very complicated. This show discovers the hidden rage felt when bad queuing is observed, we find out why every Brit says sorry at least 8 times a day and how confused and angry we get about tipping.
S01:E03 - Feelings
We discover that the British are almost totally incapable of expressing their emotions - Brits would rather throw their food away in a restaurant toilet rather than complain to the waiter, feel compelled to tell a hairdresser that they love a terrible haircut and have no idea how to receive a compliment.