In 1996–97, This Life’s portrayal of trainee lawyers sinking into, and variously screwing up, their careers and love lives in London’s trendier neighbourhoods, was a slow-burning hit that knew exactly when to stop. (We will ignore, for the sake of good taste the 2007, ‘reunion’ episodes).

As a similar age to the central characters, and also setting out on an abortive, corporate career, it felt to me more like a Gen X docu-drama than a pure work of fiction. …

Dan Fox

Trapped in a haircut I no longer believe in. TV, sport, technology. You’d better stop dreaming of the quiet life. Twitter: @d4nf0x

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