A Cock And Bull Story. Image shows from L to R: Steve Coogan - Tristram Shandy & Walter Shandy (Steve Coogan), Rob Brydon - Toby Shandy (Rob Brydon). Copyright: Revolution Films / BBC Films
A Cock And Bull Story

A Cock And Bull Story

  • 2006 film

Film starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves, filming a movie adaptation of the novel The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Stars Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Dylan Moran and more.

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2006
Stars
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Dylan Moran, David Walliams, Jeremy Northam, Benedict Wong and more
Writers
Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Laurence Sterne
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Producers
Anita Overland, Wendy Brazington, Andrew Eaton, Kate Ogborn, Julia Blackman, Jeff Abberley, David M. Thompson, Tracey Scoffield and Henry Normal
Companies

One of English literature's most anarchic classics - The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - adapted by one of cinema's most daring film-makers, A Cock And Bull Story is a comedy from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom.

Bringing together the cream of British comedy talent, this is a film which perfectly captures the spirit of the novel - a celebration of the wonderful, unfathomable chaos of life itself.

A Cock And Bull Story is an energetic adaptation of a book which is unadaptable, and this is wrapped round by an affectionate and equally hilarious account of what it's like trying to make a film - especially when the two lead actors are constantly vying with each other for attention.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
94 minutes
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 25th May 2014 at 11:30pm on BBC2
  • Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 12:40am on BBC2 Wales
  • Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 12:08am on BBC2

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