I decided to completely forego the comparisons and surprisingly i also rather enjoyed it right from the start.
Although indeed missing some girth(apart from not smoking a single cigarette so far
) Stephen Mangan is well cast.
I hope this isn't considered 'spoilery',but the line was too good to pass up for this topic :http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4480&p=207323#p207323
Looking forward to another new episode on monday the 12th,before that the first one is repeated twice on BBC4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d8jmz/broadcasts/upcoming