Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.


BBC Two sitcom about Brits making TV in the US. 41 episodes (5 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins and others.

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan), Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc).


Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK sitcom hit for American audiences with disastrous results

2011 - 2018
41   (5 series)
Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins, John Pankow, Mircea Monroe, Daisy Haggard, Joseph May and others
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Episodes is the story of a married English couple, Sean and Beverly Lincoln, who also happen to be successful writer-creators of hit sitcom Lyman's Boys.

When their show is picked up by a top US TV network, they're schmoozed and convinced into going over to run the adaptation. But their experience is far from smooth, and they find the erudite, intelligent series becomes locker-room comedy Pucks! under the direction of their new American bosses, with Friends alumnus Matt LeBlanc installed as their leading man. They find themselves in a complicated triangle, which threatens to destroy not just their TV show but also their marriage.

As the series progress, the Lincolns' traumatic experience navigating the US TV system continues apace. It's a portrait gallery of megalomaniac network executives, surgically-enhanced actresses and naked stalkers who appear unexpectedly in your kitchen. Through it all, Sean and Beverly struggle to rediscover first the love they shared when they started their American adventure, and then their sanity.

Fortunes are lost, hearts are broken, egos are crushed, careers are ruined, sex tapes are revealed, and large amounts of alcohol are consumed. Just another day in Hollywood.

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First broadcast
Monday 10th January 2011 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 11th May 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 15th June 2015 at 11:20pm on BBC2 Wales

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