The new comedy series Back starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb continues with it’s third episode on Wednesday 20 Sep at 10.00pm on Channel 4. Footfall is down in the John Barleycorn and Andrew (Webb), who now has a stake in the business, is trying to figure out ways to sex up the pub and bring in a younger crowd.
Geoff (Geoff McGivern) is keen to help, but Andrew enlists the help of Cass (Louise Brealey), who, as an artist, has a ‘good eye’. They swap out Jan (Jessica Gunning) and Mike (Oliver Maltman) for more attractive and younger bar staff, defurb Stephen’s (Mitchell) pine-heavy refurb and make the John Barleycorn look more like an authentic country pub.
But Stephen is furious with Andrew’s meddling and insists that the Barleycorn already is an authentic country pub. So when Andrew’s improvements appear to bring the 5-star TripAdvisor reviews rolling in, Stephen is suspicious and worries that the John Barleycorn is flying too close to the sun. He soon seems to be proved right.
Writer: Simon Blackwell
Director: Ben Palmer
Producer: Kate Daughton
Executive Producers: Kenton Allen, Simon Blackwell, David Mitchell, Robert Webb
Production Company: A That Mitchell & Webb Company in association with Big Talk Productions for Channel 4
Back Episode 3 (of 6) airs on Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 10.00pm-10.35pm