Alain Degout is artist living in 1920s Paris who wants to be famous, but his work gets him nowhere. Starring Alexei Sayle
- Channel 4
- 6 (1 series)
- Alexei Sayle, Neil Morrissey, Allan Corduner, James Dreyfus, Simon Godley, Beverley Klein and Walter Sparrow
- Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews
- Liddy Oldroyd
- Sioned Wiliam and Peter Fincham
Paris in the 1920s. Alain Degout is a struggling artist; a rubbish painter of nostalgic fodder (baskets of puppies, wide-eyed orphans, kittens playing with wool), who longs for fame and fortune.
Degout receives limited support from friends including dimwitted fop Paul Rochet, temperamental musician and teacher Minotti, and his tormented pupil, Madame Ovary.
As he strives to have his art appreciated by critics and the public, Degout has numerous challenges to face.