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


BBC Two sitcom / sketch show about an impoverished aristocrat. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Matt Lucas and Alex Macqueen.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Lottery

Pompidou thinks he's won the lottery, but Hove's the real winner. A transformation in Hove leaves poor Pompidou bereft, but he won't let that last long.

Further details

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

Marion, Pompidou and Hove are watching the Lottery on TV. Pompidou jumps up seeing he has a single matching winning number and runs down the street with joy thinking he has won the jackpot! Hove breaks the news that you need all seven winning numbers to win and with a ticket of his own discovers he has the full row of winning numbers. Realising Hove is the actual winner, Pompidou assumes they will enjoy the winnings together, but Hove has other ideas.

The caravan is a tip. Pompidou goes to the shop and buys lots of cleaning products, but he has no idea what to do with them. He also gets a little bit mixed up and ends up cooking with the cleaning products and cleaning the table with a raw chicken.

A dejected Pompidou and Marion are evicted from their caravan because Pompidou hasn't been keeping up with his bills. After a failed attempt to raise some much needed funds, Hove takes them in, but Pompidou must now earn his keep. However things don't work out as planned.

With no one wanting to buy Pompidou's caravan, a 'To Be Demolished' sign is planted outside. Pompidou starts to protest in front of Hove's caravan. Wires get crossed and it now looks like Hove's caravan is the one to be demolished. As a result, Hove's caravan is squished into a tiny cube of scrap metal leaving him with no home and no choice but to move back in with Pompidou again.

Broadcast details

Sunday 8th March 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt Lucas Pompidou
Alex Macqueen Hove
Guest cast
Julian Dutton TV Delivery Man
Bella Emberg Bella
Polly Parsons Lottery Presenter
Henry Miller Bailiff
Joe Riley Bailiff
Scott Garnham Estate Agent
Aaron Gordon Buyer
Beth Mullen Buyer
Writing team
Matt Lucas Writer
Julian Dutton Writer (Additional Material)
Ashley Blaker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Charlie Hanson Director
Matt Lucas Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Katie Mavroleon Producer
Layla Smith Executive Producer
Andy Heath Puppeteer
Yvonne Stone Puppeteer
Iestyn Evans Puppeteer



Pompidou is excited about a letter he receives, until he reads it.

Featuring: Matt Lucas (Pompidou), Henry Miller (Bailiff), Joe Riley (Bailiff).


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