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 3

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.

Further details

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

Gertie is in prison for murdering and eating her husband and is a celebrity with several books to her name. Helen finds it difficult to keep Gertie out of trouble as Gertie makes her views clear what she thinks of her fellow prisoners. Investigations in the Entirely Tiles office continue.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st 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
Barnaby Kay Justin
Susan Calman Fatty
Ashley McGuire Slasher
Claire Prempeh Yvonne
Golda Rosheuvel Lennie
Guest cast
Anna Crilly Gertie
Kim Wall Mr Bridges
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


Britain Welcomes German Cannibals

Prison governor Margaret instructs Helen to look after guest German inmate Gertrude. Gertie is in prison for murdering and eating her husband.

Featuring: Sharon Horgan (Helen Stephens), Jennifer Saunders (Governor Margaret), Ricky Champ (Frank), Anna Crilly (Gertie).

A Lunch with Gertrude

Helen introduces guest German inmate Gertrude to Top Dog's posse over lunch. It doesn't go well.

Featuring: Sharon Horgan (Helen Stephens), Golda Rosheuvel (Lennie), Anna Crilly (Gertie).


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