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 2

The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Gideon Bannister (Tim Key), Old Myers (Jessica Hynes)
Bannister must travel to Chelmsford with Thomasine to put on a show trial for the Witchfinder General.

Further details

Bannister must travel to Chelmsford with Thomasine to put on a show trial for the Witchfinder General. But his captive is the worst possible travel companion and threatens to make a straightforward journey a life-changing ordeal. As civil war rages, a tense encounter with pissed up Cavalier soldiers might just stop their journey in its tracks. Meanwhile Hebble, Bannister's rival, sets off in pursuit.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 15th March 2022
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Catch-up

Cast & crew

Cast
Tim Key Gideon Bannister
Daisy May Cooper Thomasine Gooch
Jessica Hynes Old Myers
Daniel Rigby Hebble
Tuwaine Barrett Cumberlidge
Guest cast
Vincent Franklin Topcliffe
Chook Sibtain (as Joplin Sibtain) John Stearne
Michelle Greenidge Landlady
Katy Wix Martha Pleased
William Kitchen Edwin
Rachel Stubbings Edwin's Mother
John Hollingworth Rafe
Seb Cardinal Henry
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
Sam Hooper Composer
Tom Allan 1st Assistant Director

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