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Channel 4 sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1994. Stars Alexei Sayle, Neil Morrissey, Allan Corduner, James Dreyfus, Simon Godley, Beverley Klein and Walter Sparrow.

Series 1, Episode 5 - La Solitude

Desperate for some peace and quiet in order that he may concentrate and receive inspiration for his art, Degout flees Paris for his rural childhood home. However, what he finds upon his arrival is not quite as expected.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th November 1994
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Clare Cathcart Mirielle
James Harper Surrealist
Ian McNeice Leon (Alain's Brother)
Anastasia Mulrooney Nurse
David Schneider Butler
John Barron Reverend Degout (Alain's Father)
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