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.

Christmas Special

The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff. Image shows from L to R: Conceptiva Secret-Past (Katherine Parkinson), Victoria Secret-Past (Ambra Lily Keegan), Jedrington Secret-Past (Robert Webb), Victor Secret-Past (Finlay Christie). Copyright: BBC.
Jedrington's family is incarcerated by evil lawyer Skulkingworm in London's infamous prison The Skint, until they can repay a mysterious and vast debt. Will Jedrington rescue his family in time for Christmas or lose them forever? And is there more to the name Secret-Past than meets the eye?

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 19th December 2011
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Robert Webb Jedrington Secret-Past
    Katherine Parkinson Conceptiva Secret-Past
    Ambra Lily Keegan Victoria Secret-Past
    Finlay Christie Victor Secret-Past
    David Mitchell Jolliforth Jollington
    Guest cast
    Pauline McLynn Maggoty
    Johnny Vegas The Artful Codger
    Celia Imrie Miss Christmasham
    Joshua McGuire Fearshiver
    Stephen Fry Malifax Skulkingworm
    Sidney Johnston Urchin
    Terrence Hardiman Martin Christmasham
    Richard Johnson Uncle Writes Prompt Thank You Cards
    Una Stubbs Aunt Good Spelling
    Judy Parfitt Aunt Chastity
    Phyllida Law Aunt Sobriety
    Calum MacPherson Lumbering Geoff
    Jude Wright Archie
    Ellie Hopkins Urchin
    Lee Simmonds Urchin
    Bailey Pepper Urchin
    Hector McCormick Date-And-Time Boy
    Colin Hoult Customer
    Joanna Neary Lady Spendlots
    Mark Evans The Vicar of St. Weddings
    Abigail Burdess Skulkingworm's Mother
    Dominic Coleman Policeman
    Dave Lamb Ghost of Christmas Past
    Gus Brown Well To Do Man
    Freddie Rogers Young Skulkingworm
    Aimee Parkes Young Miss Christmasham
    Writing team
    Mark Evans Writer
    Production team
    Ben Gosling Fuller Director
    Gareth Edwards Producer
    Mark Freeland Executive Producer
    Ben Blaine Editor
    Chris Blaine Editor
    Dennis De Groot Production Designer
    Grant Olding Composer

    Videos

    Poison Port

    Malifax Skulkingworm concludes his business with Jedrington Secret-Past over a lovely a glass of poison port.

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    Featuring: Robert Webb (Jedrington Secret-Past), Joshua McGuire (Fearshiver), Stephen Fry (Malifax Skulkingworm).

    The Skint

    Mister Jolliforth Jollington offers to show the Secret-Past family around The Skint prison...

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    Featuring: Katherine Parkinson (Conceptiva Secret-Past), Ambra Lily Keegan (Victoria Secret-Past), Finlay Christie (Victor Secret-Past), David Mitchell (Jolliforth Jollington).

    The Secret-Past Family Christmas

    Jedrington Secret-Past and his family look forward to a traditional Victorian Christmas.

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    Featuring: Robert Webb (Jedrington Secret-Past), Katherine Parkinson (Conceptiva Secret-Past), Ambra Lily Keegan (Victoria Secret-Past), Finlay Christie (Victor Secret-Past).

    'The Making Of' Red Button Extra

    From the Red Button, a behind the scenes look at The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff which reveals how the programme is part of a unique experiment. It is apparently the first television programme in over one hundred and seventeen years to be made using traditional Victorian television making techniques.

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    Featuring: Robert Webb (Jedrington Secret-Past), Stephen Fry (Malifax Skulkingworm), Calum MacPherson (Lumbering Geoff), Katherine Parkinson (Conceptiva Secret-Past), Ambra Lily Keegan (Victoria Secret-Past), Finlay Christie (Victor Secret-Past), David Mitchell (Jolliforth Jollington).

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