The Big One. Image shows from L to R: Deirdre 'Deddie' Tobert (Sandi Toksvig), James Howard (Mike McShane). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
The Big One

The Big One

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1992
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

American romantic writer James Howard, who has a rose-tinted view of the UK, comes to Britain for the first time to research his latest novel. Stars Mike McShane and Sandi Toksvig.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

James prepares an All-American Evening for Deddie at home. One problem - Deddie is going out...alone...or is she?

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th March 1992
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Mike McShane James Howard
Sandi Toksvig Deirdre 'Deddie' Tobert
Guest cast
Dexter Fletcher Actor
Writing team
Elly Brewer Writer
Sandi Toksvig Writer
Production team
John Henderson Director
Mary Bell Producer
Jimmy Mulville Producer
Denise O'Donoghue Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Maria Djurkovic Production Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca Costume Designer
Alex Gurdon (as Alexander Gurdon) Lighting Designer

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