The Real McCoy. Image shows from L to R: Curtis Walker, Ishmael Thomas. Copyright: BBC.

The Real McCoy

BBC Two sketch show starring BAME talent. 30 episodes (5 series), 1991 - 1996. Stars Llewella Gideon, Felix Dexter, Leo Chester, Meera Syal and others.

The Real McCoy. Image shows from L to R: Curtis Walker, Llewella Gideon, Collette Johnson, Ishmael Thomas. Copyright: BBC.

The Real McCoy

Popular and long-running sketch show starring an array of Britain's best black comedy talent

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1991 - 1996
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
30   (5 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
Llewella Gideon, Felix Dexter, Leo Chester, Meera Syal, Robbie Gee, Judith Jacob, Eddie Nestor, Kulvinder Ghir and others
Writers
Meera Syal, Paul Henry, Leo Chester, Lynn Peters, Llewella Gideon, Robbie Gee, Carlton Dixon, Dave Lawrence and others
Directors
Charlie Hanson, Terry Jervis, Jo Johnson and Angie De Chastelai Smith
Producers
Charlie Hanson, Bill Wilson and Paulette Randall

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Music by John Collins. Series 1 theme by Jazzie B and Willie Mowat. Series 2 theme by Overlord X.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th May 1991 on BBC Two at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 9th February 1996 on BBC Two at 10pm

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