Professor Branestawm. Professor Branestawm (Harry Hill). Copyright: BBC.

Professor Branestawm

BBC One comedy drama. 2 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2015. Stars Harry Hill, Madeline Holliday, Simon Day, Vicki Pepperdine, Sophie Thompson, David Mitchell, Adrian Scarborough and others.

Professor Branestawm. Image shows from L to R: Connie (Madeline Holliday), Professor Branestawm (Harry Hill). Copyright: BBC.

Professor Branestawm

Adaptation of the Norman Hunter's children's stories with Harry Hill as the original mad professor

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014 - 2015
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
2   (2 series)
Creator
Norman Hunter
Starring
Harry Hill, Madeline Holliday, Simon Day, Vicki Pepperdine, Sophie Thompson, David Mitchell, Adrian Scarborough, Charlie Higson and others
Writer
Charlie Higson
Director
Sandy Johnson
Producer
Rosemary McGowan

A family TV comedy on Norman Hunter's 1930s-1970s children's books, by actor and author Charlie Higson.

Harry Hill brings Professor Branestawm to life, the original mad professor; an absent-minded inventor who is oblivious to the chaos his ridiculous creations cause when they go wrong (which they always do).

If it weren't for the efforts of his long-suffering and highly-strung housekeeper, Mrs Flittersnoop, and his dim but loyal best friend, Colonel Dedshott of the Catapult Cavaliers, the professor would long ago have blown himself to smithereens.

Set in the quintessential English village of Great Pagwell, Mrs Flittersnoop's science-mad niece, Connie, becomes the Professor's all-too-willing sidekick.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 24th December 2014 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 24th December 2015 on BBC One at 5:20pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 7:40am on Gold
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