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 9

Beverly and Carol struggle to hide their friendship from Helen. It's show time for Matt and The Box!

Further details

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

Carol and Beverly take drastic measures to hide their friendship from an ever-suspicious Helen.
As Beverly tells Carol: "Life was much easier before you became a lesbian!"

With Helen out of town on business there seems to be a window for them to enjoy each other's company, without looking over their shoulders. However, an ill-fated hike puts both Carol's career and Sean and Beverly's show in serious jeopardy.

Meanwhile, it's lights, camera, action, as the shoot day for The Box arrives. Matt unenthusiastically takes centre stage in the role of gameshow host.

Tensions remain high between Matt and the show's producer Merc Lapidus. The two enemies continue to push each other's buttons, with a final push bringing down the house - and an awful lot more.


Although credited, Mircea Monroe did not appear in this episode.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th July 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
Daisy Haggard Myra Licht
Joseph May Andy Button
Andrea Savage Helen Basch
Bruce Mackinnon Tim Whittick
Chris Diamantopoulos Castor Sotto
Guest cast
David Armand Maurice (Network Executive)
Barry Atsma Arjen Van Der Linden
Adrian Harris Stage Manager
Peter Brooke Studio Director
Alistair Brammer Eric
Sophie Fletcher Claire
Bekka Bowling Network Receptionist
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


Gameshow irony

Sean points out the irony in Matt having to host a quiz show, Matt fails to see things the same way.

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


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