House Of Fools. Image shows from L to R: Vic (Vic Reeves), Bob (Bob Mortimer). Copyright: BBC / Pett Productions
House Of Fools

House Of Fools

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Studio audience sitcom created by and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Also features Daniel Simonsen, Morgana Robinson, Matt Berry, Dan Skinner and Ellie White

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Conan Affair

With the help of his friend Beef, Bob has a hot date lined-up.

Preview clips

Further details

House Of Fools. Vic (Vic Reeves). Copyright: BBC / Pett Productions

Bob has a hot date lined-up. All he needs now is to get rid of all his unwanted house guests, so he and his new lady can watch Conan The Barbarian in peace.

Unfortunately, Vic has broken the telly, and Bob tasks him with finding another one, or he risks being chucked out of the flat for good. As a last resort Vic may have to ask his randy neighbour Julie for help.

When Vic's brother Bosh - newly out of prison - turns up, Bob is still nowhere near having things perfect for his upcoming date. With a break-in, a gas leak, some crisp chardonnay and the Hindenburg Stretch maybe they will find a way to stop Bob from having to cancel the date.


This was the pilot episode. Speaking in an interview Bob Mortimer says: "It was never meant to be shown. It looks very different, we changed the geography of the room. Me and Jim do fall into the trap of getting a bit arsey and making comedy about bottoms, but that's mainly in the pilot."

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th January 2014
30 minutes
  • Friday 22nd March 2013 at BBC Television Centre (Pilot)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 25th September 2015 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 26th September 2015 1:40am Gold
Saturday 21st May 2016 12:20am Gold
Sunday 3rd July 2016 12:05am Gold
Sunday 28th August 2016 1:00am Gold
Sunday 28th August 2016 3:10am Gold
Sunday 11th September 2016 2:20am Gold
Monday 6th February 2017 12:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Bob Mortimer Bob
Vic Reeves Vic
Daniel Simonsen Erik
Morgana Robinson Julie
Matt Berry Beef
Dan Skinner Bosh
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Dave Walker Inserts Director
Lisa Clark Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Jane Tomblin Production Designer
Dan McGrath Composer
Josh Phillips Composer


House of Fools Trailer

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's unique take on the traditional British sitcom.

Featuring: Matt Berry (Beef) & Bob Mortimer (Bob).

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