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
    Charlie Fawcett Editor
    Miranda Jones Production Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer
    Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer


    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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