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, Episode 1

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.

Further details

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

This first episode sees Helen struggling with the challenges of her new life in Broadmarsh Prison. From Margaret, the governor, who sees prisoners as an irritation and Christine, Helen's arsonist cellmate who just wants a hug, to Top Dog, the big cheese among the inmates who takes an instant dislike to Helen.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th June 2012
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sharon Horgan Helen Stephens
Jennifer Saunders Governor Margaret
Bryony Hannah Christine
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Tony
Tom Goodman-Hill Tim
Lizzie Roper Top Dog
Aisling Bea Laura
Amanda Lawrence Mary
Edward Hogg Henry
Ricky Champ Frank
Emma Pierson Mrs Bridges
Susan Calman Fatty
Ashley McGuire Slasher
Claire Prempeh Yvonne
Golda Rosheuvel Lennie
Julie T. Wallace (as Julie T Wallace) I'll Kill Again
Guest cast
Matthew Fenton Son
Kerry Godliman Mother
Trevor Martin Judge
Writing team
Sharon Horgan Writer
Holly Walsh Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer


Margaret Explains the Appeals Process

Having settled into life at Broadmarsh Prison, Helen has a meeting with Margaret to discuss her appeal.

Featuring: Sharon Horgan (Helen Stephens), Jennifer Saunders (Governor Margaret).

Top Dog's Table

Helen and Christine head to the canteen for another carbonara. The only problem is there is nowhere to sit...

Featuring: Sharon Horgan (Helen Stephens), Bryony Hannah (Christine).


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