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


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

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Bowl

Pompidou realises that a bowl he gave to a friend is worth £1 million pounds. We see Pompidou and Hove do everything from haggling in a charity shop to trying their hand at pottery to reclaim it.

Further details

Pompidou. Image shows from L to R: Bella (Bella Emberg), Hove (Alex Macqueen), Posh Lady (Jane Asher), Pompidou (Matt Lucas). Copyright: John Stanley Productions.

Pompidou and Marion are watching Heirloom Roadshow on TV and realise an antique Chinese bowl they gave to their friend Merrick for Christmas is worth £1million pounds. Deciding they must reclaim the bowl, Pompidou has an idea to swap the bowl with an imitation. So they head to a charity shop where a bidding war ensues and the pair end up leaving empty handed.

Pompidou and Hove are in a Chinese restaurant and Pompidou decides to pinch his soup bowl that is another near match. Surprisingly this attempt also fails and they are both ejected from the shop by an angry waitress. The two then attempt a pottery class and decide they'll make the bowl instead.

Back at the caravan, Pompidou and Hove are watching TV when they see a student from the pottery class on Heirloom Roadshow. The student is getting Pompidou's poor attempt at a bowl valued and it turns out it's likened to a piece of modern art and is estimated at £2 million pounds!

Broadcast details

Sunday 15th March 2015
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Matt Lucas Pompidou
    Alex Macqueen Hove
    Guest cast
    Bella Emberg Bella
    Jane Asher Posh Lady
    Tony Way Merrick
    Elizabeth Bennett Antiques Expert
    Camille Ucan Pottery Student
    Max Olesker Pottery Teacher
    Daphne Cheung Waitress
    Writing team
    Matt Lucas Writer
    Ashley Blaker Writer
    Julian Dutton Writer
    Jon Foster Writer (Additional Material)
    James Lamont Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Charlie Hanson Director
    Matt Lucas Director
    Charlie Hanson Producer
    Katie Mavroleon Producer
    Layla Smith Executive Producer
    Jon Blow Editor
    Dennis De Groot Production Designer
    Kevan Frost Composer
    Matt Lucas Composer
    Andy Heath Puppeteer
    Yvonne Stone Puppeteer



    Pompidou causes problems when he tries to buy a bowl.

    Featuring: Matt Lucas (Pompidou), Alex Macqueen (Hove), Bella Emberg (Bella), Jane Asher (Posh Lady).


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