MISSION: IM IBLE POSH; JACK'S BACK IN ODD COUPLE COMEDY DRAMA.
Byline: Words by: Anna Richardson & Neil Batey
You don't really think of Jack Whitehall as an action hero. And his latest character - posh PhD student Barnaby - is even less so.
The uptight son of an antiques dealer, Barnaby takes over the family business when dad Nigel (Robert Lindsay) ends up in hospital after a mysterious accident.
Barnaby realises his dad was dealing in dodgy antiquities stolen from war zones, and is left with an incriminating statue after being conned out of PS50,000. So when his wacky sister Leah (Charity Wakefield) returns from abroad, she suggests they recruit her new pal Nina - a bounty hunter from Brooklyn, New York - to get the money back.
But Nina (Rosie Perez) is on the run herself, after accidentally bumping off the son of a Mexican drug lord. Cue l aughs and action as Barnaby and Nina team up.
'They definitely are the odd couple,' explains Jack, who wrote Bounty Hunters with best pal and Bad Education co-creator Freddy Syborn. 'It's a very unique dynamic because they are so different. She wears e d her heart on her sleeve while Barnaby is quite emotionally repressed. Nina is from a tough background and she's street-smart, kick-ass and hard as nails. Barnaby is wet, shy and apologetic for his mere existence!' BOUNTY HUNTERS Wed 10pm Sky1 DEADLINE GALLIPOLI Sat 9pm Yesterday Avatar star Sam Worthington heads the cast in this Australian mini-series about the Gallipoli Campaign. He plays Phillip Schuler (above), a correspondent covering the bloody First World War battle. He and fellow journalists' reports are censored as military top brass try to cover up their tactical shortcomings.
THE GREAT WAR IN NUMBERS Wed 9pm Yesterday The story of the 'war to end all wars' continues in this gripping series with historian Andy Robertshaw (right). It details the outbreak, battles and controversies. This fourth ep deals with the effects on the domestic front.
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Barnaby and dad Nigel, who ends up in jail
Wet posho Barnaby and tough cookie Nina