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 4

A group of explorers debate whether Virginia might be quite an odd name for a colony and a disturbing look at flamingoes.

Further details

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

From the BBC archives comes the fore-runner of Tricia and Jeremy Kyle, a remarkable Forties edition of The Mrs Patricia Wilberforce Programme. In this sensationalist show Mrs Wilberforce introduces "a gentleman who sometimes behaves in an inappropriate manner and an unmarried lady in an unfortunate condition."

Elsewhere, Sir Walter Raleigh names his latest discovery Virginia. His First Mate wonders if it's "a bit personal, to name a new land after the fact that our Queen's never done it", whilst Captain Cook and his First Mate debate whether Australia really does look like a sort of new South Wales.

Meanwhile, in an informative, if slightly complacent, news broadcast, it turns out that everything is fine, broadly speaking. Apart from all the deaths.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th March 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Mitchell Various
Robert Webb Various
Olivia Colman Ensemble Actor
James Bachman Ensemble Actor
Mark Evans Ensemble Actor
Joanna Neary (as Jo Neary) Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Ensemble Actor
Danny McEvoy Ensemble Actor
Imogen Byron Ensemble Actor
Writing team
David Mitchell Writer
Robert Webb Writer
John Finnemore Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Reddy Writer (Additional Material)
Toby Davies Writer (Additional Material)
Jonathan Dryden-Taylor Writer (Additional Material)
John Morton Script Editor
Ali Crockatt Writer (Additional Material)
David Scott Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Hobson Writer (Additional Material)
Jon Bridle Writer (Additional Material)
George Jeffrie Writer (Additional Material)
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Kerr Director
Gareth Edwards Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer

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