Paris. Copyright: Talkback Productions


  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1994
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Alain Degout is artist living in 1920s Paris who wants to be famous, but his work gets him nowhere. Starring Alexei Sayle. Stars Alexei Sayle, Neil Morrissey, Allan Corduner, James Dreyfus, Simon Godley and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Les Musiciens

Minotti persuades Degout to impersonate a renowned musician in order to impress some friends from out of town. Although initially reluctant, an altercation with an American-style jazz band leaves Alain the better off.


Originally scheduled as episode 3.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th November 1994
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Alexei Sayle Alain Degout
Neil Morrissey Paul Rochet
Allan Corduner Minotti
James Dreyfus Beluniare
Simon Godley Pilo
Beverley Klein Madame Ovary
Walter Sparrow Hugo
Guest cast
Elizabeth Chadwick Louise
Peter-Hugo Daly (as Peter Hugo-Daly) Jacques
Paul Humpoletz Hans
Geoffrey McGivern Poon
Patrick Marber Paolo
Martin Brunsden Jacques' Band Member
Roy Dodds Jacques' Band Member
Derek Pascoe Jacques' Band Member
Mike Willox Jacques' Band Member
Writing team
Graham Linehan Writer
Arthur Mathews Writer
Production team
Liddy Oldroyd Director
Sioned Wiliam Producer
Peter Fincham Executive Producer
Graham Hutchings Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Harvey Brough Composer

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