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Jo Brand Through The Cakehole

Channel 4 stand-up from Jo Brand. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1993 - 1996. Stars Jo Brand.

Series 2, Episode 6 - What A State

In the final programme of the series, Jo Brand turns her thoughts to HRT, soap operas, politically correct banking and Clause IV of the Labour Party. It also includes Imelda Staunton's own version of the National Anthem.


This episode is also known by the title State Of The Nation.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th February 1996
Channel 4
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jo Brand Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Clare Short Self
Maria McErlane Ensemble Actor
Chris Lang Ensemble Actor
Kevin McCarthy Ensemble Actor
John Thomson Ensemble Actor
Fiona Allen Ensemble Actor
Ann Hunt Ensemble Actor
Carolanne Lyme Ensemble Actor
Ursula Morris Ensemble Actor
Jenny Quille Ensemble Actor
Anna Wing Ensemble Actor
Ricky Grover Ensemble Actor
Morwenna Banks Ensemble Actor
Jo Jo Smith Ensemble Actor
Imelda Staunton Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Jo Brand Writer
Jim Miller Writer (Additional Material)
Billy O'Hara (as Parrot) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Geoff Atkinson Producer
Katie Lander Executive Producer

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