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Lee Nelson's Well Funny People. Lee Nelson (Simon Brodkin). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Lee Nelson's Well Funny People

BBC Three sketch show. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Simon Brodkin, Lewis Reeves, Duncan Duff, Mark Burdis, Katie Males, Samantha Pearl, Miranda Hennessy and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Irrepressible south London tearaway Lee Nelson discovers the benefits of living in the dark, Premier League footballer Jason Bent meets his team's new Spanish manager and Dr Bob's GP surgery opens its doors.

Full synopsis

A bunch of newly-created characters are introduced - the Geordie Chef prepares an unconventional duck a l'orange; pastor Daniel Doolay delivers his weekly sermon on Praise Be to Jesus TV; holiday rep Chris welcomes a new group to the island for an unforgettable week in Kicking off in Kavos; Manchester's toughest gang M21 reveal their hidden talents; DJ Sick Choonz provides a mixing masterclass; and the Gangster Headmaster delivers a motivational assembly as he introduces himself to a new school.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th March 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Friday 15th March 2013 at 12:30am on BBC3
  2. Friday 15th March 2013 at 10:30pm on BBC3
  3. Saturday 16th March 2013 at 2:45am on BBC3
  4. Sunday 17th March 2013 at 1:25am on BBC3
  5. Tuesday 19th March 2013 at 2:10am on BBC3
  6. Wednesday 26th June 2013 at 1:30am on BBC3
  7. Sunday 30th June 2013 at 3:00am on BBC3

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Brodkin Lee Nelson
Simon Brodkin Various
Lewis Reeves Damo
Duncan Duff Football Team Manager
Mark Burdis Eddie
Katie Males Chloe
Lola Buckley Kicking Off In Kavos Voice Over (Voice)
Georgie Ainslie (as Georgie Thompson) More Bent Than Ever Voice Over (Voice)
Guest cast
Tony Heirs Patient
Hannah John-Kamen Girl in Street
Nathan Caton Pool Player
Writing team
Simon Brodkin Writer
Anil Gupta Writer (Additional Material)
George Jeffrie Writer (Additional Material)
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rebecca Rycroft Director
Cameron Banks Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Chris Sussman Executive Producer
Dan Nelson Editor
Nigel Williams Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Richard Cowie (as Wiley) Composer


Duck a l'Orange with the Geordie Chef

The Geordie Chef gives us a unique recipe for Duck a l'Orange.

Featuring: Simon Brodkin.

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