The Mitchell And Webb Situation. Image shows from L to R: Robert Webb, David Mitchell. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Mitchell And Webb Situation

An early sketch show written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb before they were famous

Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2001  (Play UK)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Gus Brown, Susan Earl
Writers:
David Mitchell, Robert Webb
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Before That Mitchell And Webb Look, That Mitchell & Webb Sound and even before Peep Show, David Mitchell and Robert Webb had their own sketch series on the now defunct channel Play UK.

The series featured many of Mitchell and Webb's trademark subjects, such as spoofs of make-over shows and other dull forms of TV. This series also co-starred their regular comedy partner Olivia Colman.

Our Review: This series became a cult hit when it was first shown. One reviewer called it, "perhaps the greatest forgotten sketch show of modern times".

The Mitchell and Webb Situation will be of interest to fans of Mitchell and Webb's current comedy output, as the six episodes give viewers a chance to see the duo's early comedy promise, before they became the famous stars they now are.

Whilst some the sketches in this show are a little weak, amongst them are a few fantastic sketches that would happily sit alongside skits in their current show, That Mitchell and Webb Look.