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Comedy fans - let's get Trollied.

Byline: Paddy Shennan

GOING to the supermarket has always been a chore.

But things are different now, because I've just got well and truly Trollied (Sky One, Thursday).

This double whammy of opening episodes was a real tonic in a TV world where the phrase "new sitcom" is usually enough to strike terror into viewers' hearts.

Trollied's appeal is in its simplicity. It's not trying to change the world, challenge us or shout at us. It just wants to make us laugh.

One or two lines might be a little too fresh for some, but Trollied is likeable and charming - thanks to the scripts and its (mostly) likeable and charming characters.

It's set in the Warrington branch of Valco and the cast is led by Jane Horrocks (she has a new accent!) and Mark Addy, with fine support from the likes of Rita May and Lorraine Cheshire (who played Jean and Joan, respectively, in the BBC2 comedy classic Early Doors).

Yes, I think I'll be a loyal shopper. ? DON'T miss Tuesday's ECHO for an interview with Liverpool-born, Wirral-based Trollied co-writer Julie Rutterford.


OFF THEIR TROLLIES: The boys and girls from Valco supermarket
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 6, 2011
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