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More complex than comedic, Chivalry on Channel 4 confounds the viewer’s expectations at every turn as it satirises Hollywood in the wake of #MeToo

Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani Chivalry (Channel 4): the whole series is full of surprises, contradictions, missteps and unlikely outcomes. Well worth your while

In the words of Lady Macbeth, you’d need to “screw your courage to the sticking place” before making a series dealing with Hollywood mores in the wake of #MeToo. But that’s exactly what collaborators Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani have done in Chivalry (Channel 4). More complex satire than comedy, it’s slippery and clever with people not always playing to our expectations.

Coogan plays Cameron O’Neill, a producer who hasn’t quite got the message. He’s ...