British Comedy Guide

Cowards. Image shows from L to R: Tim Key, Lloyd Woolf, Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski. Copyright: Angel Eye Media.


BBC Four sketch show. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.

Series 1, Episode 1

Animated sketch of Richard Madeley. Copyright: Angel Eye Media.
Sketch show offering a unique comic slant on human frailties, within an ever-shifting world full of surprise and invention. Scenarios range from Russian roulette at the dinner table to socially-awkward judges.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th January 2009
BBC Four
30 minutes


  1. Saturday 24th January 2009 at 12:50am on BBC4
  2. Monday 26th January 2009 at 11:00pm on BBC4
  3. Tuesday 4th August 2009 at 9:30pm on BBC4
  4. Saturday 26th December 2009 at 11:40pm on BBC4
  5. Wednesday 4th August 2010 at 9:30pm on BBC4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Basden Various
Stefan Golaszewski Various
Tim Key Various
Lloyd Woolf Various
Guest cast
Victoria Balnaves Ensemble Actor
Zoe Gardner Ensemble Actor
Morgan Peterson Ensemble Actor
Lauren Moore Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Tom Basden Writer
Stefan Golaszewski Writer
Tim Key Writer
Lloyd Woolf Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Seb Barwell Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
Richard Osborne Executive Producer
Nick Carew Editor
Scott Flyger Editor
Rhian Nicholas Production Designer
Laurel Wear Production Designer


Cowards Episode One Preview

A dog with a secret.

The Four Judges

One of the judges realises he has been getting his words mixed up.

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