GOT the post-holiday September blues?
Then can I recommend a new TV double act to put a smile on your face?
Along with the rest of the cast who star in upcoming BBC3 Manchester comedy series Massive.
Ralf Little and Carl Rice play Danny and Seamus, best mates since they bonded over Oasis in 1994.
Inspired by local heroes, including Tony Wilson, Joy Division and The Happy Mondays, they are stuck in boring jobs, mainly involving filing.
Until Danny’s gran leaves him £10,000 in her will and they set up Shady Records.
The first two episodes are on BBC3 from 9pm this Sunday and are not to be missed.
Just some of the delights include Johnny Vegas as Shay’s petty criminal dad Tony.
Plus Beverly Rudd and Faye McKeever as Droylsden bun-shop divas HearKittyKitty.
And Joel Fry as computer technician rapper Swing – coming to you straight out of Withington.
Created and written by Damian Lanigan, Massive is yet another burst of fresh air from BBC Comedy North.
The on screen chemistry between Ralf and Carl gives the six-part series a head start.
Middle class Danny from Didsbury is ashamed to admit he still likes Coldplay, while Gorton-raised Shay owns a Shania Twain CD…but only in an ironic way.
Others to watch include Christine Bottomley as music journalist Lou, Lorraine Cheshire as Strongbow fan Lorraine and Craig Parkinson as Strange Pete, a casualty of the Madchester scene.
Then there’s potential signings The Lamps, who perform in Jeremy Paxman masks and sing about blazing dogs and Newsnight.
Can Shady become the next Factory Records?
Or will Eminem have something to say about it?
There’s more about Massive in the MEN later this week.