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The One.... Ronnie Corbett. Copyright: BBC / Little Britain Productions.

The One...

BBC One sketch show. 4 episodes (1 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Ronnie Corbett, Lenny Henry, Jasper Carrott and Griff Rhys Jones.

Series 1, Episode 3 - The One Griff Rhys Jones

Griff takes centre stage in this all-star sketch show, where he will be joined by some of the biggest names in television.

Full synopsis

The One.... Griff Rhys Jones. Copyright: BBC / Little Britain Productions.

Griff takes centre stage in this all-star sketch show, where he will be joined by some of the biggest names in television, including Hugh Bonneville (Twenty Twelve), Tom Hollander (Rev) and Larry Lamb (Gavin & Stacey). And Mel Smith will be doubling up with Griff, as they reprise their iconic Smith And Jones head to head sketch.


Despite numerous mentions both in publicity and during the episode itself, The One Griff was not the first time in 16 years that Jones had starred in a comedy programme, nor appeared with Mel Smith: the 2008 retrospective series The Smith & Jones Sketchbook had been presented by both men, and included a number of newly recorded 'head to head' sketches.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th January 2012
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 29th January 2012 at 10:50pm on BBC1 (40 minute version)
  2. Monday 28th May 2012 at 11:05pm on BBC1
  3. Monday 28th May 2012 at 11:35pm on BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Griff Rhys Jones Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Hugh Bonneville Bob Williams
Tom Hollander Colleague
Larry Lamb Bank Robbers' Leader
Kevin McNally (as Kevin R McNally) Squire Bandyman
Perry Benson Mr Red
Michael Melia Mr Black
Paul Putner Friend on Sofa
Patricia Hodge Wife
Mel Smith Self
Laura Haddock Actor
Joshua McGuire (as Josh McGuire) Actor
Dominic Applewhite Actor
William Hartley Actor
Aaron Ishmael Actor
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Kevin Cecil Writer
Andy Riley Writer
Paul Cornwell Writer
Mike Haskins Writer
Kasper Hauser Writer
Griff Rhys Jones Writer
Mark Burton Writer
John O'Farrell Writer
Paul Powell Writer
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Geoff Posner Executive Producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Gary Hewson Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Jakko M. Jakszyk Composer


Griff Rhys Jones: Million Million Bonus sketch

Griff Rhys Jones and Hugh Bonneville perform a banking-based sketch where it seems Griff's character is less than pleased with his bonus...

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Featuring: Griff Rhys Jones, Hugh Bonneville (Bob Williams).

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