The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Gideon Bannister (Tim Key), Thomasine Gooch (Daisy May Cooper)
The Witchfinder

The Witchfinder

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Tim Key and Daisy May Cooper star in this comedy series set in the 1600s. Also features Jessica Hynes, Daniel Rigby and Tuwaine Barrett.

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Series 1, Episode 1

The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Gideon Bannister (Tim Key), Thomasine Gooch (Daisy May Cooper)
A failing witchfinder arrives in an East Anglian village in search of work. Desperate for the wealth and fame a big trial could bring, all he finds is an uncouth local woman accused of killing a pig. While he makes the most of this trivial case, an opportunity presents itself that could change his fortunes forever.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th March 2022
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Tim Key Gideon Bannister
Daisy May Cooper Thomasine Gooch
Jessica Hynes Old Myers
Daniel Rigby Hebble
Tuwaine Barrett Cumberlidge
Guest cast
Michael Culkin Puppeteer
Matt Green Father
Phoebe Walsh Goodwife Seldom
Celeste Dring Goodwife Griffin
Mike Wozniak Hat Seller
Vincent Franklin Topcliffe
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Mr Griffin
Chook Sibtain (as Joplin Sibtain) John Stearne
Michelle Greenidge Landlady
Samantha Alleyne Goodwife Linton
Writing team
Neil Gibbons Writer
Rob Gibbons Writer
Steve Coogan Script Consultant
Production team
Neil Gibbons Director
Rob Gibbons Director
Joe Fraser Producer
Dave Lambert Executive Producer
Rupert Majendie Executive Producer
Sarah Monteith Executive Producer
Tanya Qureshi Executive Producer
Neil Gibbons Executive Producer
Rob Gibbons Executive Producer
Caroline Wyard Line Producer
Chelsea Chandler Post Producer
Gareth Heal Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Lucy Williams Costume Designer
Matt Wicks Director of Photography
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Tom Allan 1st Assistant Director

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