The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff. Image shows from L to R: Victoria Secret-Past (Ambra Lily Keegan), Conceptiva Secret-Past (Katherine Parkinson), Jedrington Secret-Past (Robert Webb), Victor Secret-Past (Finlay Christie). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011 - 2012
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Stars
Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Tim McInnerny, Sarah Hadland, Kevin Eldon, Derek Griffiths, Ambra Lily Keegan, Finlay Christie and more
Writer
Mark Evans
Director
Ben Gosling Fuller
Producers
Gareth Edwards and Mark Freeland
Companies

The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff is a TV series from Mark Evans, the writer and creator of Radio 4 hit series Bleak Expectations.

Inhabiting the same world as the radio series, but "inspired" by it rather than being an adaptation, The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff is a four part comedy adventure focusing on Jedrington Secret-Past, an up-standing family man and owner of The Old Shop of Stuff, Victorian London's most successful purveyor of miscellaneous odd things.

The Christmas special revolved around the dastardly deeds of evil lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm. The first episode of the new three-part run sees Jedrington team up with a charming new business partner, but is Harmswell Grimstone (Blackadder's Tim McInnerny) all he seems, or is he actually massively evil like Malifax Skulkingworm was?

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 20th February 2012 at 8:30pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Monday 5th March 2012 at 8:30pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 7th February 2015 at 1:25am on Gold - Special
  • Monday 22nd December 2014 at 10:55am on Gold - Special
  • Sunday 21st December 2014 at 5:25pm on Gold - Special

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios - Filmed during October 2011.
  • Dorney Court

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