Bull. Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: John Stanley Productions.

Bull

Gold sitcom. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Robert Lindsay, Maureen Lipman, Claudia Jessie and Naz Osmanoglu.

Bull. Image shows from L to R: Toby (Naz Osmanoglu), Beverley Bull (Maureen Lipman), Faye (Claudia Jessie), Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay). Copyright: John Stanley Productions.

Bull

Sitcom about a man who runs an antiques shop and his small, dysfunctional group of staff

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channel
Gold
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Starring
Robert Lindsay, Maureen Lipman, Claudia Jessie and Naz Osmanoglu
Writers
Gareth Gwynn and John-Luke Roberts
Director
Simon Gibney
Producers
Jack Cheshire, Layla Smith, Paul Jackson and Simon Lupton

Rupert Bull is a man who attempts to run his antiques shop aided and hampered in equal measure by his team of dysfunctional staff: Beverley, Faye and Toby.

Rupert puts a huge amount of effort into the shop's success, but his enthusiasm is not matched by his ability; he knows next to nothing about antiques. His chain-smoking sister Beverley is a bona fide expert, but sadly she lost all motivation after being sacked from Antiques Roadshow in the 1980s after giving such an insanely high valuation to a member of the public that they immediately died of shock.

Odd-job man Toby is a sweet-hearted idiot who means well and works hard, but is more of a liability than an asset. Toby arrived on work experience several years ago and has stayed in the shop ever since.

Into this mad mix comes newest staff member Faye. Young and passionate about antiques, Faye ought to be a godsend - but she is crippled low self-esteem and anxiety issues.

Whether Rupert Bull and his clueless staff are trying to restore Faberge eggs, value Edwardian ball bearings or work on luring in new customers with a creepy window display of dead animals, it always ends in disaster.

Bull. Image shows from L to R: Toby (Naz Osmanoglu), Beverley Bull (Maureen Lipman), Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay), Faye (Claudia Jessie). Copyright: John Stanley Productions.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 21st October 2015 on Gold at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 4th November 2015 on Gold at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 6th March 2019 at 3:10am

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