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 6 - Cold

It's cold and the electric heater in the caravan is bust, but the repair man won't come to fix it. The only thing left to do is go on holiday, but with no money Pompidou and Hove must get creative.

Further details

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

Pompidou is so cold that he is about to set fire to a pile of chair legs - until Hove intervenes. Fantasising about being on a beach, Pompidou decides he needs a holiday.

At the travel agency he tries to purchase an exclusive beach holiday, one which is going to cost a fortune. Realising that all they can afford is a camping trip, Pompidou and Hove visit a camping supplies store, where Pompidou buys a tent and all the equipment they need.

Pompidou gives Hove a motivational speech on how they will beat the elements, but reluctant to go on a camping holiday because of the cold, they decide to erect the tent in the centre of the caravan... and things go from bad to worse as the night progresses.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th April 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Matt Lucas Pompidou
Alex Macqueen Hove
Guest cast
Brian Limond Cockney
Beattie Edmondson Travel Agent
Laurence Mitchell Camping Salesman
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
Yvonne Stone Puppeteer
Iestyn Evans Puppeteer



It's a very cold day. So cold that everything has frozen.

Featuring: Matt Lucas (Pompidou), Alex Macqueen (Hove).


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