James Walton

Only goodwill will get you through this reboot: Paramount+’s Frasier reviewed

Plus: Dark Winds is a drama that grippingly fulfils on its promise to show us a world generally ignored by TV

Frasier’s scene-stealing brother Niles has been spilt into two. Supplying the languid put- downs in the reboot is Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst, much to British surprise)

Remember the groans of dismay, possibly including your own, which greeted John Cleese’s announcement in February that he was reviving Fawlty Towers? Happily, there appears to be much more goodwill behind the return of Frasier – the bad news being that, judging from the first three episodes, it might well need it.

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