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.

Series 4, Episode 3

Sean's former writing partner Tim Whittick is in town. There's no love lost between Tim and Beverly, as he blames her for breaking up his partnership with Sean. She is his Yoko.

Further details

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

Beverly ducks out of the lunch and persuades Matt to take her to a Golden Globes gifting suite, as he had promised. Giddy by all the free swag around her, Bev declares: "It's like when The Wizard of Oz turns to colour!"

Meanwhile, at the lunch Tim reveals to Sean that he's not just there for a catch up between old friends. He comes armed with notes for a project he and Sean developed years ago: a comedy that shares a strong similarity to Sean and Beverly's new show, The Opposite of Us.

While carting Beverly around the gifting suite, Matt gets an angry call from his ex-wife Diane. She's just found out that he's been teaching their young sons how to draw pictures of the female anatomy. Matt comes over to her house armed with gifting suite loot in the hopes of winning Diane's forgiveness.

Over at the network, Merc Lapidus is pitching a new game show to Helen and Carol. The show is based on a Dutch format, and Merc has only the vaguest understanding of the rules.

Broadcast details

Monday 25th May 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
John Pankow Merc Lapidus
Mircea Monroe Morning Randolph
Daisy Haggard Myra Licht
Andrea Rosen Eileen Jaffee
Andrea Savage Helen Basch
Bruce Mackinnon Tim Whittick
Guest cast
Fiona Glascott Diane (Matt's Ex-Wife)
Scarlett Rose Patterson Wendy
Jonathan Howard Assistant Director
Jessica Chaffin Nina
Paul Ham Director
Helen Russell-Clark Gifting Suite Woman
Jack Derges Energy Drink Vendor
Claire Tran Leather Goods Woman
Simon Connolly Salsa Vendor
Barry Atsma Arjen Van Der Linden
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
Iain B MacDonald Director
Debbie Pisani Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Oli Julian Composer



Matt and Morning film a Pucks! scene but Matt hasn't bothered to learn his lines for the failing show.

Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Jessica Chaffin (Nina), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Mircea Monroe (Morning Randolph).


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