The Brothers Grimsby – Channel 5

Sacha Baron Cohen’s feckless northern yob discovers he has a long-lost brother (Mark Strong)

Sacha Baron Cohen’s feckless northern yob discovers he has a long-lost brother (Mark Strong).

Separated as kids, the pair are reunited when Strong’s ultra-suave MI6 agent reappears to foil a global terrorist plot.

The plot is a bit laboured, but fans of Cohen will lap up all the grossest of gross-out humour on offer – especially the sequence involving copulating elephants, which plumbs new depths for the genre.

However, there are some genuinely hilarious throwaway gags and situations as well. The very funny Rebel Wilson and Penélope Cruz are underused, while Tamsin Egerton, John Thomson, Ricky Tomlinson, Johnny Vegas and Gabourey Sidibe are among those who pop up.