The Armstrong & Miller Show. Image shows from L to R: Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller
The Armstrong & Miller Show

The Armstrong & Miller Show

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Hit sketch show starring Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. Characters include a pair of immature RAF pilots and a rude musical hall duo. Also features David Armand, Karen Hayley, Jim Howick, Katherine Jakeways, Lucy Montgomery and more.

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Series 2, Episode 4

Divorced Dad tells his son the reason Tilly Green hasn't replied to his text is because she's out of his league. Meanwhile, a boxer's coach fills the one-minute silence by telling him that, sometimes, he sees fairies at the end of his bed.

Preview clips

Further details

Other sketches in this episode include the busy CEO learning from his assistants that lions can't swim and there's actually no pepper in Dr Pepper; the origins of the dinner party are revealed as Neanderthals sit down to a spot of mammoth and mugs of blood; the Second World War pilots aren't pleased to be roped into digging the escape tunnel - the dirt is bad for their asthma and definitely against health and safety; Jilted Jim continues to cause havoc in Hawaii by letting slip that Phil said men cheating was inevitable; and an undercover operation is ruined when a reasonable boss turns up to tell his employees that working past 5pm isn't acceptable and to get themselves home.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th November 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 13th March 2010 11:05pm BBC4
Friday 26th October 2012 2:00am Dave
Tuesday 29th January 2013 2:15am Dave
Saturday 2nd February 2013 12:35am Dave
Wednesday 26th February 2014 2:45am Dave

Cast & crew

Alexander Armstrong Various
Ben Miller Various
David Armand Ensemble Actor
Jim Howick Ensemble Actor
Katherine Jakeways Ensemble Actor
Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
Tyger Drew-Honey Ensemble Actor
Dan Skinner Ensemble Actor
Martha Howe-Douglas Ensemble Actor
Jessica Ransom Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Mark Bussell Writer
David Cadji-Newby Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
Justin Sbresni Writer
David Scott Writer
Nico Tatarowicz Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer
Alexander Armstrong Writer
Ben Miller Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Alistair Griggs Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Caroline Norris Producer
Alexander Armstrong Executive Producer
Ben Miller Executive Producer
Helen Williams Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer


RAF Airmen's Escape Plan

The RAF pilots mount an escape attempt from a POW camp. Sort of. "This isn't Nazi Germany". "Yes it is".

Featuring: David Armand, Alexander Armstrong & Jim Howick.

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