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

The Armstrong & Miller Show

BBC One sketch show with. 19 episodes (3 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, David Armand, Karen Hayley and others.

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.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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: Alexander Armstrong, Ben Miller, David Armand, Jim Howick.

    Gay Bar Song

    A period rendition of Gay Bar by Electric Six.

    Featuring: Alexander Armstrong.


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