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

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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.

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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

Date
Wednesday 6th September 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
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
Kate Daughton Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
David Mitchell Executive Producer
Robert Webb Executive Producer
Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer

Video

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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