[[BritCom British]] [[SitCom sitcom]] set in a flat on the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 15th floor of a towerblock]] in South London. The flat is owned by misanthropic, cynical recluse and borderline sociopath Vince Clark (Sean Lock), who is looking for a lodger. Somehow he ends up taking in wide-eyed, cheery social butterfly Errol Spears (Benedict Wong), and [[HilarityEnsues misery ensues]].
The series lasted from November, 2002 to March, 2004. A total of 12 episodes in two seasons.
!! This show provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: In the first episode, Vince is suggested to be literally mentally ill, stealing other peoples stories as his own and seemingly believing them himself, appropriating a story from Errol, then later telling it back as if it happened to himself, but it is never really touched upon again.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: The call centre lady who makes one angry customer forget all about the late delivery of his fridge, before walking away from the phone rather stiffly.
* BadLiar: Vince.
* BerserkButton: Vince ''really'' doesn't like being touched.
* BrilliantButLazy: He may not be ''brilliant'', but Vince obviously has a brain: he can describe the formation of natural gas, makes allusions to history and literature and is accused of being a middle-class ponce because he reads books for fun. He works as a lifeguard at a public pool.
* BumblingSidekick: Errol
* ComedicSociopathy: This trope is pretty much Vince's entire personality.
* FawltyTowersPlot: Vince's habit of lying over the smallest things, and his refusal to admit it, gets him (and Errol) into plenty of [[HilarityEnsues dificult situations]].
* FreudianExcuse: Averted. In one episode, it's suggested that Vince's antisocial tendencies are his way of covering insecurities caused by the fact he only has one testical; it turns out that he lied about having one testical to appear more interesting though.
* GRatedDrug: "Blue Rat", the energy drink containing all the energy of a rat trapped in a can.
* IceQueen: The neighbor Vince is taken with in the episode aptly titled "Ice Queen".
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In Series 2, Vince's naturist father makes a visit.
* OddCouple: Vince is misanthropic and cynical, Errol is sociable, trusting and naive.
* OverlyLongGag: Several scenes in one episode featuring three old women racing each other (really slowly) to answer the phone.
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: In this SitCom, the situation is gritty and realistic, while the comedy is much more surreal.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Vince
* YesMan: Errol admits that he "doesn't like saying 'no'", and this causes him problems when he gets a job selling car parts to angry customers. Being a total misanthropist, Vince naturally argues with him over this issue, telling him that the only time saying 'yes' is appropriate is as an answer to "did you pack these bags yourself?" in an airport.