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 2

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.

Further details

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

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.

Helen, however, has her eye on a very unusual and extremely tempting first prize. But will her specialist knowledge of Jennifer Aniston trivia and Glacial Moraine from her long forgotten geography degree be enough to get her through? Not if Top Dog has anything to do with it...

Helen's sister Laura meanwhile is finding that her life is being taken over by Helen's. Or is that the other way round? And Tony has received some mysterious threats.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 14th June 2012
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
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
Velile Tshabalala Terri
Sarah Daykin Melissa
Lizzie Daykin Pamela
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
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Joby Talbot Composer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer

Videos

Helen & the SWOTs

Christine introduces Helen to the girls on her toilet cleaning rota; they all graduated from Cambridge and could be free for the quiz...

Featuring: Sharon Horgan (Helen Stephens), Bryony Hannah (Christine), Velile Tshabalala (Terri), Sarah Daykin (Melissa), Lizzie Daykin (Pamela).

The Quiz

Frank starts proceedings at the annual Broadmarsh Prison quiz. If only he could read...

Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

Featuring: Jennifer Saunders (Governor Margaret), Ricky Champ (Frank).

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