Back. Image shows from L to R: Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb).


Channel 4 sitcom starring Mitchell & Webb. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Penny Downie, Louise Brealey and others.

Another series is in development.

Back. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Geoff (Geoffrey McGivern), Andrew (Robert Webb), Ellen (Penny Downie), Stephen (David Mitchell), Cass (Louise Brealey).

Series 1, Episode 1

The Nichols family are preparing for the funeral of Laurie, a much loved father, brother, husband and the celebrated landlord of the John Barleycorn Pub.

Further details

The Nichols family are preparing for the funeral of Laurie, a much loved father, brother, husband and the celebrated landlord of the John Barleycorn Pub. Uncle Geoff insists that Stephen should say one last goodbye to his dad at the funeral home, but Stephen is scared he won't know what to say and pretends he's too busy. As the day of the funeral arrives there's an unexpected mourner at the graveside: the charismatic and charming Andrew. He was one of the many children fostered by Stephen's family in the 80s - his parents' favourite. Just about everyone is thrilled to see Andrew, except Stephen who can't seem to remember him at all. Is Andrew who he says he is? And why has he turned up now after 30 years?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th September 2017
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    David Mitchell Stephen
    Robert Webb Andrew
    Penny Downie Ellen
    Louise Brealey Cass
    Olivia Poulet Alison
    Geoffrey McGivern Uncle Geoff
    Jessica Gunning Jan
    Oliver Maltman Mike
    Caius Luckyn-Malone Young Andrew
    Sebastian Patterson Young Stephen
    Guest cast
    Matthew Holness Laurie
    Tony Gardner Nick Molloy
    Carsten Hayes Taxi Driver
    Rebecca Herod Woman in Cafe
    Laurence Howarth Martin Coburn
    Catriona Knox Flight Attendant
    Emily Lloyd Saini Sarah Giles
    Alberto Maneiro Basque Passenger
    Naomi Morris Janette
    Laurence Ubong Williams Café Waiter
    Michael Wildman Tom
    Writing team
    Simon Blackwell Writer
    Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
    Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
    Will Smith Script Editor
    Production team
    Ben Palmer Director
    Adam Young 1st Assistant Director
    Kate Daughton Producer
    Kenton Allen Executive Producer
    David Mitchell Executive Producer
    Robert Webb Executive Producer
    Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Mark Henson Editor
    Rosy Thomas Production Designer
    Tracey Gillham Casting Director
    Catherine Willis Casting Director
    John Sorapure Director of Photography
    Lynsey Moore Costume Designer
    Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
    Oli Julian Composer
    Jesse Armstrong Story Consultant
    Tony Roche Story Consultant


    Mitchell & Webb Return As Brothers Reunited At Funeral

    Stephen prepares to take over the family business after his dad's death, but on the day of the funeral there's an unexpected mourner at the graveside!

    Featuring: David Mitchell (Stephen), Robert Webb (Andrew), Laurence Howarth (Martin Coburn), Laurence Ubong Williams (Café Waiter).


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