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

Dead Boss

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2012
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom set in Broadmarsh Prison, featuring a murder mystery element. Starring Sharon Horgan and Jennifer Saunders. Also features Bryony Hannah, Geoffrey McGivern, Tom Goodman-Hill, Lizzie Roper, Aisling Bea and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 4

Frustrated with the lack of progress with her appeal, Helen takes matters into her own hands and decides to study the law.

Preview clips

Further details

Dead Boss. Lennie (Golda Rosheuvel). Copyright: BBC

Top Dog has fired her posse, and feeling lost without a leader they decide to appoint Helen in her place.

Incompetent lawyer Tony goes snooping at the Entirely Tiles offices and the new MD, widow Mrs Bridges, becomes suspicious.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th June 2012
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th June 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Friday 29th June 2012 1:30am BBC3
Friday 29th June 2012 9:00pm BBC3
Saturday 30th June 2012 12:45am BBC3
Saturday 30th June 2012 5:00am BBC3
Sunday 1st July 2012 1:15am BBC3
Sunday 1st July 2012 4:55am BBC3
Thursday 5th July 2012 2:30am BBC3
Friday 3rd August 2012 3:30am BBC3

Cast & crew

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
Gemma Arrowsmith Weasel
Eleanor Lawrence Receptionist
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


Margaret's Special Request

Frank heads to Margaret's office to discuss the difference between a squeeze and a tap...


Top Dog's posse interrupt Helen & Christine in the library to collect this month's payment.

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