The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Witchfinder (Tim Key), Witch (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

The Witchfinder

BBC Two sitcom about a witchfinder in 1647. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper.

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The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Witchfinder (Tim Key), Witch (Daisy May Cooper). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

The Witchfinder

Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper star in this comedy series set in the 1600s

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper
Writers
Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons
Producer
Dave Lambert

Comedy series following a witchfinder and his suspect on a road-free road trip through an England gripped by civil war, famine and plague.

It's the year of our Lord 1647 and fear of witchcraft is rife. Puritanical Christianity, deep-seated superstition and a willingness to scapegoat outsiders have created a tinderbox of suspicion in which few are safe. In this environment, witchfinding has flourished, as self-appointed witch experts achieve hero status by investigating accusations of witchery and extracting confessions.

A failing witchfinder transports a suspected witchacross 1640s East Anglia to a trial that could change his fortunes forever. But his captive is the worst possible travel companion: an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal.

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