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Jo Brand Through The Cakehole

Jo Brand Through The Cakehole

  • TV stand-up
  • Channel 4
  • 1993 - 1996
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Sketches and stand-up from the deadpan female comic Jo Brand.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th March 2011 12:00am Gold
Monday 21st November 2011 1:30am Gold
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 2:30am Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2012 2:25am Gold
Thursday 2nd February 2012 2:05am Gold
Saturday 24th March 2012 2:00am Gold

Cast & crew

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
Mark Lawrence Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Helen Scott Production Designer
Pete Baikie Composer

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