Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Gary (Tom Ellis), Penny (Patricia Hodge), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Clive (James Holmes). Copyright: BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Hit sitcom starring Miranda Hart as a woman desperate to fit into society and find a man. She runs a joke shop with childhood friend Stevie. Stars Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sally Phillips and more.

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Series 3, Episode 2 - What A Surprise

Penny embarrasses Miranda by running for local councillor with Tilly as her wing man. Gary has put himself on the dating scene and Miranda decides she has to do the same.

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Miranda. Miranda (Miranda Hart). Copyright: BBC

Penny embarrasses Miranda by running for local councillor with Tilly as her wing man.

Gary has put himself on the dating scene and Miranda decides she has to do the same. They both want dates for Stevie's birthday party. Will they find partners or end up back in each other's company? The result is a big surprise for Stevie.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 1st January 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th December 2013 8:30pm BBC1
Monday 21st April 2014 8:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 12:05am BBC1 Wales
Tuesday 20th October 2015 10:00pm Gold
Wednesday 21st October 2015 7:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th March 2016 10:40pm Gold
Friday 25th March 2016 8:30pm Gold
Saturday 3rd September 2016 9:40pm Gold
Sunday 4th September 2016 7:40pm Gold
Tuesday 27th June 2017 10:00pm W
Tuesday 15th August 2017 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th August 2017 3:30am Gold
Saturday 22nd June 2019 10:00am Gold
Sunday 23rd June 2019 9:10am Gold
Monday 8th July 2019 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 9th July 2019 7:00pm Gold
Saturday 10th August 2019 11:20am Gold
Sunday 11th August 2019 10:15am Gold
Saturday 12th December 2020 7:40pm W
Sunday 13th December 2020 6:40pm W
Tuesday 27th April 2021 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th April 2021 1:35am Gold
Saturday 26th June 2021 7:40pm W
Sunday 27th June 2021 6:40pm W
Saturday 28th August 2021 11:10am Gold
Saturday 16th October 2021 7:40pm W
Sunday 17th October 2021 5:40pm W
Wednesday 19th January 2022 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 20th January 2022 2:00pm Gold
Friday 18th March 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 19th March 2022 9:40pm W
Friday 22nd July 2022 10:40pm W
Saturday 23rd July 2022 9:40pm W
Tuesday 16th August 2022 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 17th August 2022 12:40am Gold
Saturday 8th October 2022 9:25am Gold
Sunday 9th October 2022 2:35am Gold
Sunday 9th October 2022 8:55am Gold
Friday 3rd February 2023 10:50pm W
Saturday 4th February 2023 9:40pm W
Monday 6th March 2023 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th March 2023 1:00am Gold
Sunday 30th July 2023 5:40pm W
Sunday 10th September 2023 5:40pm W
Saturday 21st October 2023 7:40pm W
Sunday 22nd October 2023 5:40pm W
Saturday 2nd December 2023 7:40pm W
Sunday 3rd December 2023 4:40pm W
Saturday 3rd February 2024 7:40pm W
Sunday 4th February 2024 5:40pm W
Saturday 16th March 2024 7:40pm W
Sunday 17th March 2024 9:30am Gold
Sunday 17th March 2024 5:40pm W

Cast & crew

Miranda Hart Miranda
Sarah Hadland Stevie
Patricia Hodge Penny
Tom Ellis Gary
Sally Phillips Tilly
Bo Poraj Mike
Naomi Bentley Rose
Guest cast
James Doherty PC Davis
Stephen Fawkes Policeman in Shop
Neil Edmond Cousin Benji
Hannah Chalmers Shop Assistant
Andrew Woodall Xavier
Hilary Whitehall Veronica (Tennis Club VP)
Steve Oram PC Davis
Matt Weyland Police Sergeant
Joanna Ignaczewska Actor
Tracy Green Actor
Writing team
Miranda Hart Writer
Richard Hurst Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Paul Powell Writer
Paul Kerensa Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Jason Cook Writer
Production team
Juliet May Director
Emma Strain Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Alex Eckford Composer


Penny's Campaign

Penny and Tilly hit the High Street to campaign for Penny to be elected.

Featuring: Miranda Hart (Miranda), Patricia Hodge (Penny) & Sally Phillips (Tilly).

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