The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff
Ridiculous Dickensian adventure from the writer and producer of Radio 4's hit sitcom Bleak Expectations
- 2011 - 2012
- BBC Two
- 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 and Mark Freeland
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?