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.

The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff

BBC Two sitcom set in Victorian London. 4 episodes (1 series), 2011 - 2012. Stars Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Tim McInnerny, Sarah Hadland and others.

The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff

Ridiculous Dickensian adventure from the writer and producer of Radio 4's hit sitcom Bleak Expectations

2011 - 2012
4   (1 series)
Robert Webb, Katherine Parkinson, Tim McInnerny, Sarah Hadland, Kevin Eldon, Derek Griffiths, Ambra Lily Keegan, Finlay Christie and others
Mark Evans
Ben Gosling Fuller
Gareth Edwards

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?

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First broadcast
Monday 20th February 2012 on BBC Two at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 5th March 2012 on BBC Two at 8:30pm
Last repeat
Saturday 7th February 2015 at 1:25am on Gold

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