Despite the highly implausible set up - Budgie has to stand in for Charlie to do a deal with an American porn dealer - it is a lot of fun
Budgie revels in his role as stand-in Charlie however inevitably quickly goes too far and is quickly out of his depth. The best bits are when Budgie is in Charlie's office in a sober suit, puffing on a cigar and entertaining King Jorgenson and Queen Jorgenson, the new US business partners for Endell Enterprises.
In common with a lot of episodes in series two, Budgie ends up getting menaced and humiliated by Charlie but, before the ending, there are quite a few genuinely laugh out loud moments.
I've just finished the series apart from the missing episodes I had from series 1 due to recording and scheduling issues. The last episode was a great ending to the series I thought. Budgies fragile world implodes over not very much at all and it snowballs into the biggest disaster yet. The way he runs from pillow to post only to find yet more bother was gripping drama that had me cursing Bird and also empathising with him for his loss. Even though Budgie's affair with Inga is a kick in the teeth for Hazell she still wants to work things out with the no hoper One can only assume Budge will be back to his old ways when his bruises subside . He doesn't have the nous to learn from his lessons but if he is going to carry on scheming he really needs a new manor to ply his trade and steer clear of Charles Endell esquire.
A really good series all round and the tv highlight of the year for me. 7/10 for Budgie