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

Repeats

    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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