Stag. Image shows from L to R: Ian (Jim Howick), Johnners (Stephen Campbell Moore). Copyright: BBC / Idiotlamp.


BBC Two comedy drama about a killing spree. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Jim Howick, Stephen Campbell Moore, JJ Feild, Rufus Jones and others.

Stag. Image shows from L to R: The Gamekeeper (James Cosmo), Christoph (Christiaan Van Vuuren), Cosmo (Rufus Jones), Wendy (Reece Shearsmith), Ian (Jim Howick), Johnners (Stephen Campbell Moore), Ledge (JJ Feild), Aitken (Tim Key), The Mexican (Amit Shah), Neils (Pilou Asbæk). Copyright: BBC / Idiotlamp.


Comedy thriller focused around a stag do in Scotland where each of the members of the party are killed

Comedy Drama
3   (1 series)
Jim Field Smith and George Kay
Jim Howick, Stephen Campbell Moore, JJ Feild, Rufus Jones, Amit Shah, Reece Shearsmith, James Cosmo, Sharon Rooney and others
Jim Field Smith and George Kay
Jim Field Smith

Ian Telford is a 34 year-old secondary school teacher from Eastbourne who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't eat meat, disapproves of blood sports and knows very few people, if any, who went to private school.

That's all about to change when he joins the stag weekend of his brother-in-law 'Johnners' and several of his charmless friends, as they embark on a deer hunting adventure in the remote Scottish Highlands organised by best man, Ledge.

However it's not long before the hunters become the hunted. As the group is brutally eliminated, one ill-equipped, poorly-dressed loud-mouth at a time, their true personalities begin to emerge. Reputations are ruined, friendships are tested, and sordid secrets unearthed as they struggle to survive this stag weekend from hell.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 27th February 2016 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 12th March 2016 on BBC Two at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 13th September 2019 at 10:30pm on BBC Scotland