Watson & Oliver. Image shows from L to R: Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Watson & Oliver

Sketch show for BBC Two with female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver

Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2012 - 2013  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
12 (2 series)
Starring:
Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Adrian Scarborough, Hugo Speer, Peter Serafinowicz, Lu Corfield, Rhona Croker, Matthew Earley, Bob Golding, Vicki Hopps, Tom Parry
Writers:
Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Kevin Cecil, Alex Lowe, James Cary, Jessica Silcock, Naomi Smith, Cicely Giddings
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation
& Popper Pictures

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, this is Watson & Oliver - the BBC's latest sketch show, mixing a variety of different characters and styles.

Best friends since school, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver are well known on the live comedy circuit. They have had three consecutive sell-out Edinburgh Festival shows and appeared in a wealth of comedy greats such as the BAFTA-winning Peep Show, The IT Crowd and We Are Klang.

Characters include the Georgian ladies, Jean and Lou in their prison sketch, and Wills and Kate reminiscing about their wedding day.

Guest stars in Series 1 included: John Barrowman, BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby, Adrian Scarborough, Sophie Thompson, Felicity Montagu, Hugo Speer, Colin Salmon and Perry Benson.

Series 2 sketches include how to escape from a boring conversation; some undercover Brownies; and a pessimistic Bassett Hound.