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

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Channel 4 sitcom starring Mitchell & Webb. 12 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Penny Downie, Louise Brealey and others.

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

Series 2, Episode 1

After a long absence, a rejuvenated Stephen prepares to head back to the John Barleycorn. Have the tables now turned?

Further details

After a long absence, a rejuvenated Stephen prepares to head back to the John Barleycorn, just as Andrew is starting to feel restricted and weighed down by the mundanities of being a provincial pub landlord. Have the tables now turned for these reluctant foster brothers?

On Stephen's return, his sister Cass has some surprising news about mum Ellen's relationship status, while the opening of a rival cutting-edge pub just up the road evokes curiosity and trepidation, especially when it becomes apparent that the new establishment needs a manager, and is looking to headhunt a certain hotshot from the Barleycorn.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 21st January 2021
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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
Guest cast
Jumanne Bailey Cath
Anna Leong Brophy Bryony
Tim Downie Lee
Donavan Imber Keith
Roisin O'Mahony Shoe Shop Assistant
Robert Purdy Barman
Oliver Wellington Robbie
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
George Kane Director
Lyndsay Robinson Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
David Mitchell Executive Producer
Robert Webb Executive Producer
Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Victoria Grew Executive Producer

Video

Stephen is making great progress

Stephen is living a good life.

Featuring: David Mitchell (Stephen), Robert Webb (Andrew), Olivia Poulet (Alison), Donavan Imber (Keith), Oliver Wellington (Robbie).

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