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

Professor Branestawm

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2014 - 2015
  • 2 episodes (2 series)

Adaptation of the Norman Hunter's children's stories with Harry Hill as the original mad professor. Stars Harry Hill, Madeline Holliday, Simon Day, Vicki Pepperdine, Sophie Thompson and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2014 - 2015
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
2 (2 series)
Creator
Norman Hunter
Stars
Harry Hill, Madeline Holliday, Simon Day, Vicki Pepperdine, Sophie Thompson, David Mitchell, Adrian Scarborough, Charlie Higson and more
Writer
Charlie Higson
Director
Sandy Johnson
Producers
Rosemary McGowan, Ben Farrell and Myfanwy Moore
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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