French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
French And Saunders

French And Saunders

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1987 - 2017
  • 49 episodes (6 series)

Long-running popular sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Also features Betty Marsden, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, The Hot Hoofers, Kirsty MacColl and more.

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 6

Comedy sketch series with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Tonight's guest appearances include Lenny Henry, Rosemary Leach and Gary Waldhorn.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th February 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 24th June 2015 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 25th June 2015 2:10am Gold
Wednesday 1st July 2015 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 2nd July 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 10th December 2015 2:25am Gold
Friday 11th December 2015 12:05am Gold
Wednesday 28th June 2017 12:10am Gold
Friday 14th July 2017 2:55am Gold
Thursday 22nd April 2021 10:20pm Gold
Friday 23rd April 2021 1:50am Gold
Wednesday 21st July 2021 10:35pm Gold

Cast & crew

Dawn French Various
Jennifer Saunders Various
Mel Giedroyc Ensemble Actor
Sue Perkins Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Kevin Allen Ensemble Actor
Patrick Barlow Ensemble Actor
Lisa Coleman Ensemble Actor
Sean Chapman Ensemble Actor
Lenny Henry Ensemble Actor
Clarke Peters Ensemble Actor
Rosemary Leach Ensemble Actor
Gary Waldhorn Ensemble Actor
Miranda Forbes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Dawn French Writer
Jennifer Saunders Writer
Sue Perkins Writer (Additional Material)
Mel Giedroyc Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
John Birkin Director
Jon Plowman Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Ken Starkey Production Designer
Sarah Burns Costume Designer
Daniel Phillips (as Darren Phillips) Make-up Designer
Graham Rimmington Lighting Designer
Simon Brint Musical Director
Bernard Heyes Graphics

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