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

The Real McCoy

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 1991 - 1996
  • 30 episodes (5 series)

Popular and long-running sketch show starring an array of Britain's best black comedy talent. Stars Llewella Gideon, Felix Dexter, Leo Chester, Meera Syal, Robbie Gee and more.

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

Key details

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

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Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by John Collins. Series 1 theme by Jazzie B and Willie Mowat. Series 2 theme by Overlord X.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th May 1991 at 9pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 23rd September 2023 at 2:00am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 6
  • Friday 22nd September 2023 at 2:35am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 5
  • Thursday 21st September 2023 at 2:25am on Gold - Series 5, Episode 4

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