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 Returns

When Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a substantial sum to fund local inventing, it could mean the end of Professor Branestawm's money troubles.

Further details

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

When Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a substantial sum to fund local inventing, it could mean the end of Professor Branestawm's money troubles. But scheming local councillor Harold Haggerstone will stop at nothing to thwart Branestawm and insists that Pagwell holds an inventing competition to decide who gets the money.

Haggerstone tries to hire his own rival inventor. When Professor Algebrain, from an unspecified European country, turns up, Haggerstone thinks he's onto a winner. Branestawm, meanwhile, is having problems of his own. Not only is he struggling to come up with an invention that will really knock the judges' socks off, he's upset his faithful young assistant, Connie.

He's so wrapped up in his work that he's been neglecting her, and she's torn between helping him and working with the seemingly charming and attentive Professor Algebrain.


This episode is also known as The Further Adventures Of Professor Branestawm and Harry Hill In Professor Branestawm Returns.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2015
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Harry Hill Professor Branestawm
Madeline Holliday Connie
Simon Day Colonel Dedshott
Vicki Pepperdine Mrs. Flittersnoop
Sophie Thompson Aggie
David Mitchell Harold Haggerstone
Adrian Scarborough The Vicar
Charlie Higson The Mayor
Jason Forbes P.C. Peasey
Doreen Ingleton Miss Silt
Diana Rigg Lady Pagwell
Steve Pemberton Professor Algebrain
Maya Sondhi Radio Producer
Rosie Cavaliero Mary Oxford
Matt Berry Professor Awfulshirt
Justin Edwards Radio Announcer
Alexa Morden Miss Pagwell
Lily Palmer (as Lily May Palmer) Maisie
Guest cast
Sandy Johnson Photographer
Writing team
Charlie Higson Writer
Production team
Sandy Johnson Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Myfanwy Moore Executive Producer


Professor Branestawm Returns trailer

Harry Hill is back in Professor Branestawm Returns.

Featuring: Harry Hill (Professor Branestawm), Madeline Holliday (Connie), David Mitchell (Harold Haggerstone), Ashley Palmer (Crossbow Customer).


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