British Comedy Guide

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 making a US comedy. 34 episodes (4 series), 2011 - 2015. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins and others.

Expected to return in April.

Series 1, Episode 2

Sean and Beverly are still reeling from the network's decision to cast Matt LeBlanc as the star of their show.

Full synopsis

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Merc Lapidus (John Pankow), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.

When Sean and Beverly meet Matt LeBlanc at a swanky LA dinner party at Merc's house, Matt couldn't be more charming or flattering about their show.

Unfortunately, over time the natural animosity between Matt and Beverly rises to the surface, and Beverly learns just how much you don't want the former Friend as an enemy.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th January 2011
30 minutes


  1. Monday 23rd January 2012 at 10:00pm on BBC HD
  2. Wednesday 28th March 2012 at 10:00pm on BBC4
  3. Thursday 29th March 2012 at 2:45am on BBC4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
Daisy Haggard Myra Licht
Joseph May Andy Button
John Pankow Merc Lapidus
Genevieve O'Reilly Jamie Lapidus
Guest cast
Bruce Lester Johnson Roger
Lou Hirsch Wallace (Security Guard)
William Hope Matt's Agent
Rick Kissack Waiter
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
James Griffiths Director
Pat Lees Producer
David Crane Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Matt LeBlanc in Episodes - Preview

A preview of Friends star Matt LeBlanc in Episodes.

Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc).

Canapes At Merc's Party

Beverly worries about how she looks compared to the other women at the glamorous TV party. Carol from the Network is on hand however to supposedly calm her fears...

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Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carol Rance).

Matt Loves The Show!

Sean and Beverly chat to Matt at Merc's party and find out to their surprise not only has he watched their original show - but he actually seems to love it...

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Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln).

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