That Mitchell And Webb Look. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Robert Webb. Copyright: BBC.

That Mitchell And Webb Look

BBC Two sketch show starring Mitchell & Webb. 24 episodes (4 series), 2006 - 2010. Stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman and others.

Series 2, Episode 2

A historian can't quite control his arms and a supervillain gets a little bogged down in Health and Safety.

Further details

That Mitchell And Webb Look. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC.

Two new recurring characters - Colin and Ray - share an office and swap tips on their different jobs. Ray writes the plots for pornographic movies. He starts with a piece of paper with "they have sex" written on it 14 times, and then fills in the gaps. Colin works as a hostage negotiator. He prefers the warm safety of the office to shivering on a rooftop. "It's very difficult to give a shit when you're cold."

Meanwhile, an evil supervillain asks a builder to install a revolving wall, only to find out that it's load-bearing. To rub salt in the wound, it turns out that his trap-door and piranha tank also have some health and safety implications.

The lazy TV writers return, and they have written an American courtroom drama about Speedo, a legal genius with a difficult relationship with his daughter and a limp caused by his very tight Speedos. They have not researched the legal details, as they don't want to get too bogged down in that kind of thing.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th February 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Mitchell Various
Robert Webb Various
Olivia Colman Ensemble Actor
James Bachman Ensemble Actor
Gus Brown Ensemble Actor
Mark Evans Ensemble Actor
Sarah Hadland Ensemble Actor
Joanna Neary (as Jo Neary) Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Laura Aikman Ensemble Actor
Daniel Kaluuya Ensemble Actor
Terence Maynard Ensemble Actor
Corey J. Smith Ensemble Actor
Emma Sterling Ensemble Actor
Writing team
David Mitchell Writer
Robert Webb Writer
James Bachman Writer (Additional Material)
Mark Evans Writer (Additional Material)
John Finnemore Writer (Additional Material)
John Morton Script Editor
Production team
David Kerr Director
Gareth Edwards Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer

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