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


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

Press Clippings

TV review, Bull, Gold

Bull might be set in an antique shop but the most priceless relics can be found lurking in the script. This three-part series, written by Gareth Gwynne and John-Luke Roberts, is not afraid to fall back on a clichéd gag but does it with such cheesy relish that you can't help but laugh.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th October 2015

Bull, TV review: Lipman and Lindsay flourish on Gold

The new sitcom has very watchable principal characters and a surreal edge - and left Sally Newall wanting more.

Sally Newall, The Independent, 21st October 2015

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman interview

As Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman return to comedy for new series Bull, they take a look back over their storied careers.

Andrew Duncan, Radio Times, 21st October 2015

Radio Times review

Nothing wrong with an old-fashioned sitcom, and set-ups don't come much comfier than a shop staffed by eccentrics. Bull is the surname of both lead characters: siblings, played by Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman, who sell antiques. He's extravagant and creosote-brown, like a certain wheeler-dealing TV presenter, while she chain-smokes and only pays attention when necessary. Their young assistants are stupid (Naz Osmanoglu) and nervous (Claudia Jessie).

What's not so traditional is the chaotic script, which aims for quirky but more often hits baffling. Matt Lucas lifts this opener with a guest turn as a neighbouring shopkeeper who's obsessed with bossa nova.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 21st October 2015

Not content with hosting many an antique sitcom, Gold now plays home to an antiques sitcom. Leathery lothario Rupert Bull (Robert Lindsay) runs an antique shop alongside laconic chain-smoking sister Beverley (Maureen Lipman), his lofty ambitions counterweighted by his staggering ineptitude. Following confusion between eggs of the free-range and Fabergé variety, a plan must be hastily concocted in order to placate moneyed customer Mr Richards. A primo cast deserve better than what is an underbaked script.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 21st October 2015

How 'Bull' was filmed

With no gallery and no audience to play to, UKTV's new sitcom tried to take a more naturalistic approach to studio filming.

Robin Parker, Broadcast, 19th October 2015

Maureen Lipman interview

The star of new sitcom Bull tells Neil Armstrong about women's rights, working with Polanski, and why her daughter has forbidden her from using Facebook.

Neil Armstrong, The Telegraph, 19th October 2015

TV preview: Bull, Gold

It feels highly appropriate that new sitcom Bull is being aired on Gold. The channel is known for its celebrations of classic comedy and there is something endearingly, instantly classic about Bull.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 18th October 2015

Robert Lindsay to star in antiques shop sitcom Bull

Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman will head up the cast of Bull, a TV sitcom set in an antiques shop.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd July 2015

UKTV Gold orders studio audience sitcom Bull

Gold is to film Bull, a studio audience sitcom about a man who runs an antiques shop.

British Comedy Guide, 28th May 2015