At first, I thought it was an advertisement for a product that would revolutionize my life: a robot that does all the housework! I didn’t spare a thought for the millions of people that the robots made by Persona would leave jobless, as long as I didn’t do the ironing or washing! However, Channel 4 conned me: it was merely an advert for their latest TV show, Humans. In a ‘parallel present,’ robots called synths do the jobs that we don’t like to do. But of course, that’s not all there is to it, otherwise it would be eight episodes of robots taking out the bin bag, or mowing the lawn. With the threat of the show’s premise ever closer, let’s have a look at Channel 4’s Humans!