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 5

The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Cumberlidge (Tuwaine Barrett), Hebble (Daniel Rigby)
The Dedham ordeal has softened his hostility but when Bannister indulges Thomasine by letting her go for a swim, she is snatched and dragged away to a ransacked church.

Further details

The Dedham ordeal has softened his hostility but when Bannister indulges Thomasine by letting her go for a swim, she is snatched and dragged away to a ransacked church. Bannister can't let someone else try her before he reaches Chelmsford and the Witchfinder General. When he attempts to get her back he discovers the man putting her on trial is none other than Matthew Hopkins himself. Has he final met his destiny? Either way, he no longer needs Thomasine.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 5th April 2022
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Tim Key Gideon Bannister
Daisy May Cooper Thomasine Gooch
Jessica Hynes Old Myers
Daniel Rigby Hebble
Tuwaine Barrett Cumberlidge
Guest cast
Ellie White Karen
Karl Theobald Fake Stearne
Julian Barratt Fake Hopkins
Eleanor Nawal Sophie
Anil Goutam Sophie's Dad
Ricky Tomlinson Crockett
Allan Mustafa Grocer
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Guard Christopher
Liam Williams Baby Jesus
Neil Gibbons The Horse (Voice)
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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