FIRST OF many tepid try-outs for PENELOPE KEITH as the face of Thames comedy, not helped by the absence of an audience, which did nothing for the absence of jokes. Penny is, as usual, a stressed-out female executive, here caught in that suburban nightmare of moving house. Much referencing of “des res”, Valium and British Rail sandwiches. Our heroine went on to essay similar roles – i.e. herself – in EXECUTIVE STRESS, NO JOB FOR A LADY and LAW AND ORDER.