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

House Of Fools

BBC Two sitcom starring Vic & Bob. 13 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2015. Stars Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, Daniel Simonsen, Morgana Robinson and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Birthday Affair

When Vic invites Bob's ex-wife over as a surprise, Bob is not at all pleased.

Further details

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

When Vic invites Erika (Bob's ex-wife) over as a surprise for Bob's birthday, Bob is not at all pleased. Unbeknown to Vic, Erika has a death wish for Bob.

Together, the boys agree the only way for them to get Erika to leave, and guarantee Bob's safety, is for Bob to play dead - literally.

With Julie and Bosh in on the facade, they attempt to safely steer Erika back to Norway without her finding out. But as Erika turns out to be a lot more fun than anyone predicted, Bob is left to fend for himself while the others party into the night at his supposed wake.

Bob has never had such a miserable birthday. But there is one more surprise to come...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 11th February 2014
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Bob Mortimer Bob
Vic Reeves Vic
Daniel Simonsen Erik
Morgana Robinson Julie
Matt Berry Beef
Dan Skinner Bosh
Guest cast
Sofia Ledarp Erika
Arabella Weir Advert Wife
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Production team
Nick Wood Director
Lisa Clark Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer


Erik's Mum

Vic's stories about Erik's mum don't quite add up.

Featuring: Vic Reeves (Vic), Dan Skinner (Bosh).

Birthday Boy

Bob's hunt for a birthday present takes a depressing turn.

Featuring: Bob Mortimer (Bob).


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