Walliams & Friend. David Walliams. Copyright: King Bert Productions
Walliams & Friend

Walliams & Friend

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2015 - 2017
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sketch show starring David Walliams, with special guest stars. Also features Morgana Robinson, Mike Wozniak, Ashley Gilmour, Mikel Sylvanus, Emmanuel Kojo and Jason Lewis

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Sheridan Smith

Walliams & Friend. Image shows from L to R: David Walliams, Sheridan Smith. Copyright: King Bert Productions
Joining David Walliams in this week's sketch show spectacular is star of stage and screen, Sheridan Smith.

Preview clips

Further details

The multi-talented Sheridan Smith transforms into a real-life Barbie doll, faces an unlikely dilemma whilst filming a swords-and-sorcery epic, and hits all the wrong notes as a cruise ship singer with a chip on her shoulder.

David and Sheridan play bickering husband and wife contestants on an ill-fated game show, What's She Cross About?, plus we get to travel back in time to the 1970s to watch the classic politically-correct film, Carry On Up The Sexual Harassment Tribunal.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 9th December 2016
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Saturday 15th October 2016, 18:00 at The London Studios

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 12th December 2016 10:45pm BBC1
Monday 12th December 2016 11:10pm BBC1 Wales
Monday 12th December 2016 11:15pm BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Cast
David Walliams Various
Morgana Robinson Ensemble Actor
Mike Wozniak Ensemble Actor
Ashley Gilmour Ensemble Actor
Mikel Sylvanus Ensemble Actor
Emmanuel Kojo Ensemble Actor
Jason Lewis Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Sheridan Smith Various
Di Botcher Meredith
Rhys Howells Ensemble Actor
Jeremy Limb Ensemble Actor
Danny Lee Wynter Ensemble Actor
Writing team
David Walliams Writer
Andrew Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Steve Dawson (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Tim Inman (as Dawson Bros) Writer
Kevin Cecil Script Editor
Madeleine Brettingham Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Sarah Fraser Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Gavin Buckley Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Andy Brierley Casting Director
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
Martin Hawkins Lighting Designer
David Arnold Composer
Vivien Ackland-Snow 1st Assistant Director

Videos

Sheridan Smith body double

The multitalented Sheridan faces an unlikely dilemma whilst filming a swords-and-sorcery epic.

Featuring: David Walliams, Mike Wozniak & Sheridan Smith.

Carry On Up The Sexual Harassment Tribunal

Travel back in time to the 1970s to watch classic politically-correct film Carry On Up The Sexual Harassment Tribunal.

Featuring: David Walliams, Mike Wozniak & Sheridan Smith.

What's She Cross About?

David and Sheridan play bickering husband and wife contestants on an ill-fated game show called What's She Cross About?

Featuring: David Walliams, Mike Wozniak & Sheridan Smith.

Press

Walliams & Friend review

With a skit called Carry On Up the Sexual Harassment Tribunal, this was a very, very silly sketch show. But the weirder things got, the funnier it all was.

Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian, 10th December 2016

Sheridan Smith is this week's guest on the defiantly old-fashioned sketch show, joining in with routines about Carry On films and knackered married couples that aren't sure if they're satirising cliche or indulging in it. The best skits are those in which Walliams and his writers cater more sensitively for what Smith can do: her solo turns as a cruise-ship singer frazzled by failure, and as a wife absurdly deluded about her husband's attractiveness, give the show more heart and heft.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 9th December 2016

TV Review: David Walliams & Friend

It would be easy to mock the easy game show spoofs and the repetitive one-note Middle Class Jeremy Kyle gag but there is actually a lot to like here.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th December 2016

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