Dead Boss. Helen Stephens (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: BBC.

Dead Boss

BBC Three sitcom about an innocent woman in prison. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2012. Stars Sharon Horgan, Jennifer Saunders, Bryony Hannah, Geoffrey McGivern and others.

Series 1

Dead Boss. Helen Stephens (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: BBC.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 14th June 2012

Wrongly convicted to 12 years' imprisonment for the murder of her boss, Helen Stephens arrives at Broadmarsh Prison, convinced that it's only a matter of time before her innocence is shown - only to find that there are plenty of fellow prisoners to take an instant dislike to her.

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Dead Boss. Image shows from L to R: Yvonne (Claire Prempeh), Slasher (Ashley McGuire), Helen Stephens (Sharon Horgan), Lennie (Golda Rosheuvel). Copyright: BBC.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 14th June 2012

Life is made more bearable for Helen when Governor Margaret announces the annual prison quiz - promising prizes of a tin of biscuits and a supersize bottle of conditioner.

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Dead Boss. Gertie (Anna Crilly). Copyright: BBC.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 21st June 2012

Christine has been sent to Germany on a prison exchange. Helen is instructed by prison governor Margaret to look after their German guest Gertrude Verna.

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Dead Boss. Lennie (Golda Rosheuvel). Copyright: BBC.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 28th June 2012

Frustrated with the lack of progress with her appeal, Helen takes matters into her own hands and decides to study the law.

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Dead Boss. Virna (Caroline Quentin). Copyright: BBC.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 5th July 2012

There is great excitement at Broadmarsh Prison as governor Margaret announces the annual prison choir competition. Helen is persuaded to audition and is certain to be made the lead vocalist until the surprise appearance of Virna.

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Dead Boss. Image shows from L to R: Governor Margaret (Jennifer Saunders), Sir Humphreys (John Sessions). Copyright: BBC.

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 12th July 2012

Helen is moved to D Wing where she is befriended by white collar criminal Jo. She soon receives an unwanted visit from widow Mrs Bridges, who has something interesting she wants to show her.

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