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 3, Episode 1

Sketches include the difficult home life of Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and Santa's troubled brother, Russ; Jan Hankl's exciting new technique for finding books and car keys simply by patting your thighs; and the best way to discover a murderer.

Further details

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

Robert Webb and David Mitchell return to BBC Two for a new series, which opens with sketches, including the difficult home life of Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and Santa's troubled brother, Russ, who refuses to get a job: "I'm not going back on the assembly line - not with the elves."

The duo also show off Jan Hankl's exciting new technique for finding books and car keys simply by patting your thighs; explain the best way to discover a murderer - get all the suspects together in a Twenties drawing room and wait until one of them starts doing an evil voice; and reveal an argument between Queen Victoria and Lord Palmerston about things you definitely can't mention if you're Victorian.

Among returning characters, there's Hennimore and his boss, who work in an office that is destroyed each week by completely unpredictable accidents. This week, there's a tragic mix up involving a set of golf clubs, a bottle of Scotch and a bitter hatred of Jack Nicklaus.

A policeman explains to a Community Support officer why he can't commit police brutality, only "Community Support brutality". There's part one of a thrilling new quiz show coming just after the end of civilisation, where contestants compete to win top prizes like food and fuel. And the lazy writers return with the least-researched-ever series about spying: "My wife suspects I'm a spy" "How?" "Too many unexplained buttons on the dashboard."

And, on top of all that, a genius explains why firing a dog out of cannon is better than a doorbell.

Notes

Sketch-by-sketch list & credits

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 11th June 2009
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Mitchell Various
Robert Webb Various
James Bachman Ensemble Actor
Abigail Burdess Ensemble Actor
Mark Evans Ensemble Actor
Toby Davies Ensemble Actor
Sarah Hadland Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Robert Madge Ensemble Actor
Writing team
David Mitchell Writer
Robert Webb Writer
Jesse Armstrong Writer (Additional Material)
Sam Bain Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Reddy Writer (Additional Material)
Toby Davies Writer (Additional Material)
Jonathan Dryden-Taylor Writer (Additional Material)
Jason Hazeley Writer (Additional Material)
Joel Morris Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Kane Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Richard Law Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ben Gosling Fuller Director
Gareth Edwards Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Richie Webb Composer

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