Pompidou. Pompidou (Matt Lucas). Copyright: John Stanley Productions


  • TV sitcom / sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Dialogue-free sitcom starring Matt Lucas as an elderly, oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times. Also features Alex Macqueen.

Pompidou. Pompidou (Matt Lucas). Copyright: John Stanley Productions

Key details

Sitcom, Sketch Show
6 (1 series)
Matt Lucas and Alex Macqueen
Matt Lucas, Ashley Blaker, Julian Dutton, Jon Foster and James Lamont
Charlie Hanson and Matt Lucas
Charlie Hanson, Katie Mavroleon and Layla Smith

Visual comedy series from Matt Lucas. In his first solo, authored narrative series, Matt introduces a new set of characters, including the aristocratic Mr Pompidou.

Pompidou is an elderly oddball aristocrat who has fallen on hard times. He lives in a clapped-out old caravan parked in front of his now crumbling estate.

Pompidou is a tubby, pompous, penniless, eccentric, yet ultimately lovable aristocrat. He is served by his loyal butler Hove and the pair are joined by Marion, an elegant Afghan Hound.

Each week, Pompidou and Hove face a new challenge, from stealing back a priceless bowl they once owned, to extracting a live bird which has flown into Hove's mouth and is nesting in his stomach.

Matt Lucas says: "I'm delighted to be back at the BBC with another show full of new characters - however, unlike Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, this one has no dialogue at all. I've always been a huge fan of the visual comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and of course, Mr. Bean.

"I've been working for a while with two great writers - Julian Dutton and Ashley Blaker - to create a bunch of new faces which we hope will appeal to audiences in Britain and beyond. At the centre of it is Pompidou himself, an elderly aristocratic English oddball who has fallen on hard times but who remains upbeat and resourceful."

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Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 1st March 2015 at 6:30pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 12th April 2015 at 5:20pm on BBC2 Wales - Episode 6
  • Sunday 5th April 2015 at 6:35pm on BBC2 Wales - Episode 5
  • Sunday 29th March 2015 at 5:35pm on BBC2 Wales - Episode 4

Recording details

  • Langleybury

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