Life's Too Short. Warwick (Warwick Davis). Copyright: BBC.

Life's Too Short

BBC Two sitcom about a dwarf actor. 8 episodes (1 series), 2011 - 2013. Stars Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Steve Brody and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Warwick seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it. The film crew charts Warwick's every move as he tries to maintain his pride and self-respect in some very unusual situations.

Further details

Life's Too Short. Image shows from L to R: Stephen (Stephen Merchant), Liam Neeson, Warwick (Warwick Davis), Ricky (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: BBC.

With his career on the slide, a massive tax bill caused by his useless accountant, and a wife who's divorcing him, the showbiz actor has no choice but to open his doors to a film crew 24/7. Maybe living his life like an open wound will get him back on top?

In this first episode, Warwick seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it.

The film crew charts Warwick's every move as he tries to maintain his pride and self respect in some very unusual situations.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 10th November 2011
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Warwick Davis Warwick
Ricky Gervais Ricky
Stephen Merchant Stephen
Steve Brody Eric
Rosamund Hanson Cheryl
Jo Enright Sue
Shaun Williamson Self
Guest cast
Peter Bonner Little Pete / Maximus
Sarah Bennett Ebony
Brian Wheeler Ivory
Javone Prince Passer By
Liam Neeson Self
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Stephen Merchant Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Stephen Merchant Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
Stephen Merchant Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Richard Halladey Editor
Graham Barker Editor
Anna Higginson Production Designer

Videos

Liam's List

Liam Neeson visits Ricky and Stephen to declare his interest in working in comedy. He's even made a list...

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Featuring: Warwick Davis (Warwick), Ricky Gervais (Ricky), Stephen Merchant (Stephen), Liam Neeson.

The Taxman

Warwick visits his accountant to discuss his outstanding tax bill.

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Featuring: Warwick Davis (Warwick), Steve Brody (Eric).

Liam Neeson Outtake

Ricky can't keep a straight face when Liam Neeson joins the cast of Life's Too Short.

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Featuring: Warwick Davis (Warwick), Ricky Gervais (Ricky), Stephen Merchant (Stephen), Liam Neeson.

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