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: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Merc Lapidus (John Pankow). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 5, Episode 2

The video of Matt's escapade with the girl in the box goes viral.

Further details

Matt's tryst with the Danika, the girl in the box, has gone viral. By the next morning, the sex tape has already gotten millions of hits. The network is freaking out. No amount of damage control can contain this. Sponsors are pulling their ads. The FCC is threatening to take action against The Box. And yet it's Christmas morning for Merc who hopes to use this as the excuse to get rid of Matt once and for all.

At first Matt refuses to accept the gravity of the situation. It's all his agent and publicist can do to make him realise his little dalliance may cost him both his job and his reputation. Matt tries to take matters into his own hands by calling Elliot Salad, the head of the network, to plead his case. He ends up getting much more than he bargained for.

Meanwhile, life goes on for the rest of the world. Sean and Beverly endure a disastrous casting session with Tim. And Carol gets stoned with her maid.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th April 2018
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
Michael Brandon Elliot Salad
Roger Bart Roger Riskin
Andrea Savage Helen Basch
Bruce Mackinnon Tim Whittick
Guest cast
Sally Tatum Lily (Network Executive)
Rufus Jones Anthony Powner Smith
Ella Kenion Beth (Matt's Publicist)
Rochelle Neil Jessica
Callum Adams Jonathan
Rosie Sansom Kelsey
Sarah Armstrong Danika
Tom Bates Stage Manager
Jenna Augen Amanda
Alana Hood Writer 1
Dominic Coleman Writer 2
Peter Hobday Writer 3
Max Curnin Kenny
Dinesh Sansom Rafe
Christy Meyer Casting Director
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
Jeffrey Klarik Director
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Mark Kinsella Co-producer


The script meeting from hell

Matt invites Beverly and Shaun to a Madonna concert, but they can't get out of an excruciating script meeting run by the toe-curling show runner Tim.

Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Bruce Mackinnon (Tim Whittick), Jenna Augen (Amanda), Alana Hood (Writer 1), Dominic Coleman (Writer 2), Peter Hobday (Writer 3).

Matt's sex tape goes viral

After his sexual encounter with one of the contestants on The Box, Matt learns that the experience wasn't quite as private as he had hoped.


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