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 4

During messy divorce negotiations, Warwick asks Ricky and Stephen for personal advice. Meanwhile, he moves into a new apartment and seeks election as chairman of the Society of People of Small Stature.

Further details

Life's Too Short. Image shows from L to R: Fred Fairbrass, Warwick (Warwick Davis), Richard Fairbrass. Copyright: BBC.

This week Warwick's on the move. After flat hunting with the help of his assistant Cheryl, Warwick moves into his new apartment. He's also seeking to oust the current head and get himself elected as Chairman of The Society of People of Small Stature.

Meanwhile, messy divorce proceedings continue with his estranged wife Sue, not made any better when he drops in on the old family home and finds her looking rather cosy with her solicitor, Ian.

Troubled by this unexpected turn of events, he turns to Ricky and Stephen for more personal advice and witnesses an awkward video call between Ricky and The Office star Steve Carell...

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st December 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Warwick Davis Warwick
    Ricky Gervais Ricky
    Stephen Merchant Stephen
    Steve Brody Eric
    Rosamund Hanson Cheryl
    Jo Enright Sue
    Les Dennis Self
    Guest cast
    Matthew Holness Ian (Lawyer)
    Nicola Redmond Estate Agent
    Jon Key Anthony
    Kerry Godliman Neighbour
    Mark Sealey Autograph Hunter
    Steve Carell Self
    Richard Fairbrass Self
    Fred Fairbrass 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


    Warwick's New Lawyer

    Warwick can't afford a lawyer so is represented by his accountant during the divorce proceedings.

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    Featuring: Warwick Davis (Warwick), Steve Brody (Eric), Jo Enright (Sue), Matthew Holness (Ian).

    Warwick's New Flat

    Warwick's looking for a new flat, but his assistant Cheryl is - as usual - far from helpful.

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    Featuring: Warwick Davis (Warwick), Rosamund Hanson (Cheryl), Nicola Redmond (Estate Agent).


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