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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

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

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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