Episode 1.1

British sitcom writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are at first thrilled to learnt that their show Lyman's Boys is to be remade in America. Then they learn that the network president has not even seen their show and wants to replace their erudite veteran actor with Matt LeBlanc.

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First Broadcast Details

Mon 10th January 2011
1.86 million viewers (8.5% audience share)
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Mon 16th Jan 2012 (10:00pm, BBC HD)
  • Wed 21st Mar 2012 (11:00pm, BBC4)

Episode 1.1 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Matt LeBlanc ... Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig ... Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan ... Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Carol Rance
Daisy Haggard ... Myra Licht
Joseph May ... Andy Button
John Pankow ... Merc Lapidus
Guest Cast
Bruce Lester Johnson ... Roger
Lou Hirsch ... Wallace (Security Guard)
Alejandro Postigo ... Ernesto
Richard Griffiths ... Self
Ben Miller ... Self
Writing Team
David Crane ... Writer
Jeffrey Klarik ... Writer
Production Team
James Griffiths ... Director
Pat Lees ... Producer
David Crane ... Producer
Jeffrey Klarik ... Producer
Jimmy Mulville ... Exec Producer
David Crane ... Exec Producer
Jeffrey Klarik ... Exec Producer
Grenville Horner ... Production Design
Nigel Williams ... Editor
Mark Thomas (II) ... Composer

Video Clips From This Episode

Getting Past The Gate

Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) pull up to the gates of the very opulent gated community that the network has arranged for them to stay at but are greeted by Wallace (Lou Hirsch) the slightly over zealous gate guard...

Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Lou Hirsch (Wallace).

Casting Decisions

Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins) rings to tell Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and Sean (Stephen Mangan) the great news they've had from Matt Le Blanc's agent - he's desperate to do the show!

Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carol Rance), Daisy Haggard (Myra Licht), Joseph May (Andy Button).

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