Hunderby. Image shows from L to R: Dr Foggerty (Rufus Jones), Helene (Alexandra Roach), Hesther (Rosie Cavaliero), Pastor John (Reece Shearsmith), Dorothy (Julia Davis), Edmund (Alex Macqueen), Biddy Ritherfoot (Jane Stanness). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 9 episodes (1 series)

Period comedy written by and starring Julia Davis. Set in the 1800s, it focuses on the dark goings on in a small English village. Also features Alexandra Roach, Alex Macqueen, Rufus Jones, Rosie Cavaliero, Alexander Armstrong and more.

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Series 1, Episode 6

News of Helene's pregnancy brings a celebratory mood to Hunderby, before Geoff's future is placed in jeopardy.

Further details

There's a celebratory mood in Hunderby as Edmund announces the joyful news of Helene's pregnancy, meaning they'll no longer be leaving for Fiji. "We all believed my wife's womb to be no more than a useless dungeon but I should not have doubted my seed capable of climbing diligently these past months up Helene's fatted thighs. Hunderby is restored this day for my holy cargo does swell her tub."

But a baby may simply not be enough for Edmund as his feelings for Geoff escalate and soon become public knowledge. As Dorothy brands the shipwreck survivor a witch who has cursed the pastor, Brother Joseph blames the foreigner for his own unsavoury misdemeanours and forces Edmund to decide Geoff's punishment for casting his wicked spell on him. Meanwhile, Graham stagnates in a depressed stupor following the end of his relationship with Helene as Hestor keeps his locked up at home.

Broadcast details

Monday 1st October 2012
Sky Atlantic
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 1:05am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 4th October 2012 11:00pm Sky Atlantic
Sunday 7th October 2012 12:00am Sky Atlantic
Monday 18th February 2013 9:30pm Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 19th February 2013 12:55am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 21st February 2013 11:00pm Sky Atlantic
Sunday 24th February 2013 12:10am Sky Atlantic
Monday 7th December 2015 2:00am Sky Atlantic

Cast & crew

Julia Davis Dorothy
Alexandra Roach Helene
Alex Macqueen Edmund
Rufus Jones Dr Foggerty
Rosie Cavaliero Hesther
Alexander Armstrong Brother Joseph
Rebekah Staton Annie
Ben Bishop Tom
Jane Stanness Biddy Ritherfoot
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Geoff
Kevin Eldon John Whiffin
James Greene Old Ian
Guest cast
Sean Selvester Young Boy
Morgan Jones Villager
Writing team
Julia Davis Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
John Rushton Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Julia Davis Executive Producer
Robin Peters Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Nina Humphreys Composer

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