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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 - Hugh Bonneville

Walliams & Friend. Image shows from L to R: Mike Wozniak, Hugh Bonneville, David Walliams. Copyright: King Bert Productions
Hugh Bonneville partners with David Walliams for a variety of comedy sketches. Hugh demonstrates his comic versatility as he plays roles as diverse as Lord Alan Sugar dishing out the hardest ever Apprentice tasks, and even the Countess of Grantham in her new commercial.

Further details

In this extended episode, star of Downton Abbey and W1A Hugh Bonneville, partners with David Walliams for a variety of comedy sketches. Hugh demonstrates his comic versatility as he plays roles as diverse as Lord Alan Sugar dishing out the hardest ever Apprentice tasks, and even the Countess of Grantham in her new commercial.

In addition, Hugh and David pair up to play smarmy game show hosts of the completely baffling Double Or Nothing, the world's most embarrassing dancing dads and even Bruce Wayne and his loyal butler Alfred. Also features mini festive episodes of Middle Class Jeremy Kyle and Celebrity Slammer.

Notes

This episode was moved from its scheduled 10pm timeslot to accommodate a concert performance by George Michael, following the singer's death on Christmas Day.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 27th December 2016
Time
11:20pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
40 minutes
Recorded
  • Saturday 10th September 2016, 18:00 at The London Studios

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st January 2017 1:45am BBC1
Tuesday 4th December 2018 11:20pm Gold
Wednesday 5th December 2018 2:10am Gold
Monday 17th December 2018 10:55pm Gold
Tuesday 18th December 2018 10:10pm Gold
Thursday 5th December 2019 11:55pm Gold
Sunday 15th December 2019 12:15am Gold
Tuesday 24th November 2020 1:50am Gold
Tuesday 1st December 2020 1:20am Gold

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
Hugh Bonneville Various
Vernon Kay Self
Barry Elliott (as Barry Chuckle) Self
Paul Elliott (as Paul Chuckle) Self
Christopher Ellison Self
Bob Carolgees Self
Eamonn Holmes Self
Christopher Biggins Self
Fern Britton Self
Joe Swash Self
James Greene Ensemble Actor
Colin Hoult Ensemble Actor
Shola Adewusi 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
Jason Hazeley Writer (Additional Material)
Joel Morris Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Vivien Ackland-Snow 1st Assistant Director
Sarah Fraser Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Chris Evans Post Production 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

Press

David Walliams is joined by Hugh Bonneville for a Christmas special, with the Downton actor playing a grammar-obsessed vicar, a toothsome gameshow host and a yoga guru with anger issues. To his credit, he hurls himself into this sorry business with vim, but even with sketches featuring, in one case, the combined heft of Biggins, the Chuckle Brothers and Bob Carolgees, the material just isn't up to snuff.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 27th December 2016

Pushed back in the schedules due to a last-minute George Michael tribute at 10pm, this extended episode of Walliams And Friend, is a Christmas special, as well as being the last in the series, star of Downtown Abbey and W1A, Hugh Bonneville, partners with David Walliams for a variety of comedy sketches.

Hugh demonstrates his comic versatility as he plays roles as diverse as Alan Sugar, dishing out the hardest ever Apprentice tasks, and even the Countess of Grantham in her new commercial.

In addition, Hugh and David pair up to play smarmy game show hosts of the completely baffling "Double Or Nothing", the world's most embarrassing dancing dads (pictured) and even Bruce Wayne and his loyal butler Alfred.

Also features mini festive episodes of Middle Class Jeremy Kyle and Celebrity Slammer.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 27th December 2016

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