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 6

The Witchfinder. Image shows from L to R: Matthew Hopkins (Reece Shearsmith), Gideon Bannister (Tim Key)
Thomasine and Bannister arrive in Chelmsford - but no longer as travel companions.

Further details

Thomasine and Bannister arrive in Chelmsford, but no longer as travel companions. When Hebble gets Thomasine jailed, Bannister meets the Witchfinder General and is handed the opportunity he's been dreaming of - to put her on trial. After all that's happened, can he really stand in court, accuse Thomasine of witchery and see her put to death?

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th April 2022
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Tim Key Gideon Bannister
Daisy May Cooper Thomasine Gooch
Jessica Hynes Old Myers
Daniel Rigby Hebble
Guest cast
Reece Shearsmith Matthew Hopkins
Justin Edwards Will Gooch
Michael Culkin Lord Salisbury
Malcolm Gaskill Hugh Parsons
Cael King Guard
Rudy Gibbons Boy Witchfinder
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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