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  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Also features Penny Downie, Louise Brealey, Geoffrey McGivern, Jessica Gunning, Oliver Maltman and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4

Back. Image shows from L to R: Annie (Shelley Conn), Andrew (Robert Webb), Stephen (David Mitchell)
Stephen and Andrew go on an enlightening road trip to meet the pub's suppliers, while Geoff is left to run the pub in his own inimitable way.

Preview clips

Further details

Stephen and Andrew are on tour - a road trip to visit the pub's suppliers and spread the news of Laurie's death.

Andrew tries to help Stephen along the way with getting over his ex-wife, with clarifying a memory from their childhood and with the shocking revelations that his parents' marriage wasn't what he thought it was. Back home Ellen gets a little bit too hands on with the church's drug outreach programme and Cass starts selling her stuff to raise funds to go travelling.

Geoff has been left in charge of running the John Barleycorn and brings back a taste of the 1970's - smoking, cheese & pickle rolls and a collection for the lifeboat men.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 30th September 2017 12:10am C4
Friday 11th December 2020 11:05pm C4

Cast & crew

Cast
David Mitchell Stephen
Robert Webb Andrew
Penny Downie Ellen
Louise Brealey Cass
Geoffrey McGivern Uncle Geoff
Jessica Gunning Jan
Oliver Maltman Mike
Olivia Poulet Alison
John MacMillan Julian
Caius Luckyn-Malone Young Andrew
Sebastian Patterson Young Stephen
Guest cast
Neal Barry Kevin Patterson
Connor Catchpole Underage Lad
Shelley Conn Annie
Ed Kear Hotel Waiter
James Puddephatt Firefighter
Yasmin Wilde Ruth
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
William Webb 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
Adam Young 1st Assistant Director
Jesse Armstrong Story Consultant
Tony Roche Story Consultant

Videos

We're not in the EU now, Jan

Geoff is behind the bar! He is taking a far more relaxed approach to running the place - 'think of it as an olden days themed pub'.

Featuring: Geoffrey McGivern (Uncle Geoff) & Jessica Gunning (Jan).

Pork Scratchings

Stephen and Andrewgo on an enlightening road trip to meet the pub's suppliers, and they experience how pork scratchings are made... "They really do scratch the shit out of those pigs!"

Featuring: David Mitchell (Stephen), Robert Webb (Andrew), Penny Downie (Ellen) & Neal Barry (Kevin Patterson).

An Open Marriage

Stephen and Andrew find out that their parents had an open marriage with multiple affairs, and Stephen has trouble processing this new revelation.

Featuring: David Mitchell (Stephen), Robert Webb (Andrew), Penny Downie (Ellen), Louise Brealey (Cass), John MacMillan (Julian) & Yasmin Wilde (Ruth).

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