Starter for Ten Reviews

...there is a nice performance from Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick, the uptight team leader.

Time Out London – Tom Vaughan

Add to that a scene-stealing turn from Benedict Cumberbatch as pompous quiz captain Patrick and Mark Gatiss doing a better Bamber Gascoigne than the man himself, and the result is a smart and sweet comedy.

The Times – Ian Johns

Benedict Cumberbatch is a scene-stealer as the priggish team captain.

Daily Mail – Chris Tookey

Music OMH – Rob Watson

Indeed, while all the suspiciously twenty-something looking cast do well with some pretty sparky dialogue, it is Benedict Cumberbatch’s prudish team captain Patrick that steals just about every scene he’s in, with a wonderfully Machiavellian turn as the frustrated loser from two years previous.

The Independent – Anthony Quinn

What prevents it from sliding into a 1980s nostalgia-fest is an outstanding cast… Benedict Cumberbatch as the Tory MP-in-waiting team captain, not forgetting Mark Gatiss’s spot-on impersonation of Bamber Gascoigne.