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 5

Sean's infatuation with the lovely Pucks! actress Morning Randolph is given an opportunity to blossom when Matt invites the two of them to a charity benefit.

Full synopsis

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Morning Randolph (Mircea Monroe). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.

Sean realises that the attraction may in fact be mutual. Meanwhile, Beverly and Carol share a joint and commiserate about the men in their lives. At the end of the night, Sean has a difficult choice to make, and Beverly learns that she has more to worry about her husband and the actress than even she realised.

Broadcast details

Monday 7th February 2011
30 minutes


  1. Monday 13th February 2012 at 10:00pm on BBC HD
  2. Wednesday 18th April 2012 at 10:00pm on BBC4
  3. Thursday 19th April 2012 at 2:35am on BBC4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
Mircea Monroe Morning Randolph
John Pankow Merc Lapidus
Genevieve O'Reilly Jamie Lapidus
Guest cast
Rhashan Stone Howard (Wardrobe Assistant)
Jane Perry Charity Woman
Oliver Kieran Jones Andrew Lesley
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
Pat Lees Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Matt Causes Trouble

Matt tells Sean he invited Morning along as a favour to Sean, so he could 'get to know her better'. Sean however is at pains to tell Matt he doesn't do that sort of thing...

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

Wardrobe Dilemma

Beverly goes to the costume department to find that her expectations of what Morning's character will wear are not met by either Morning or the Wardrobe Master Howard.

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Featuring: Rhashan Stone (Howard), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carol Rance), Mircea Monroe (Morning Randolph).

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