The Pranker. Ross Lee. Copyright: Big Talk Productions / Running Bare Pictures.

The Pranker

BBC Three comedy. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Ross Lee and Terry Mynott.

Series 1, Episode 1

This week, The Old Lady learns to play ping-pong in a very unusual way, an estate agent encounters a possessed potential tenant, Slaphead finds some human hair and Boris the Teenager inflicts wedding day woe on his babysitter.

Further details

The Pranker. Ross Lee. Copyright: Big Talk Productions / Running Bare Pictures.

Episode one of The Pranker features a host of characters from Ross Lee's surreal world: Shifty Shopper whose catchphrase is "If I'm gonna buy it, I'm gonna try it" gets into trouble when trying out a barbeque at his local garden centre; The Old Lady proves that you can indeed teach an old dog new tricks when she finds a remarkable use for a ping pong ball in a bar; Single White Male is the blind date from hell; Movie Buff re-enacts the notorious nude scene from Silence of the Lambs; Boris the 13 year old boy ropes his babysitter into helping him out with a very unusual school photography project; and P.C. Pranker reveals a unique approach to community policing.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 14th July 2011
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ross Lee Various
Terry Mynott Narrator
Guest cast
Christopher Hooten Ensemble Actor
Anne Kelleher Ensemble Actor
Hannah Speller Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Ross Lee Writer
Andy Brown Writer
Paul Garner Writer
Alistair Griggs Writer
James De Frond Writer (Additional Material)
Jason Hazeley Writer (Additional Material)
Joel Morris Writer (Additional Material)
Nico Tatarowicz Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mat Gillbe (as Matt Gillbe) Director
Andy Brown Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Phil Edgar-Jones Executive Producer
John Noel Executive Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Andy Kinnear Editor
Phil Lepherd Editor
Justin Norris Editor
Jason Tarver Composer

Videos

Slaphead

In this sketch The Pranker is a bald man hankering after hair. But without a wig or the money for a footballer-style transplant, what other choices are there? Well, Kim the stylist soon finds out what happens when you don't sweep the floor.

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Featuring: Ross Lee.

The New Tenant

'Mystic' Ross Lee pranks an awestruck estate agent by pretending to channel spirits from the great beyond...

Featuring: Ross Lee.

The Movie Buff - Silence Of The Lambs

The Pranker poses as Kelly's boyfriend. He tries to remember the name of a film.

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Featuring: Ross Lee.

Old Lady's Ping Pong Trick Shot

If this old lady didn't know she could ping pong, she does now! And so does Adam, an innocent bystander trying to enjoy a quiet drink...

Featuring: Ross Lee.

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