Watson & Oliver. Image shows from L to R: Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver. Copyright: BBC
Watson & Oliver

Watson & Oliver

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sketch show for BBC Two with female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver. Stars Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Adrian Scarborough, Hugo Speer, Peter Serafinowicz and more.

Watson & Oliver. Image shows from L to R: Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2012 - 2013
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Adrian Scarborough, Hugo Speer, Peter Serafinowicz, Lu Corfield, Rhona Croker, Matthew Earley and more
Writers
Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Kevin Cecil, Alex Lowe, James Cary, Jessica Silcock, Naomi Smith and Cicely Giddings
Directors
Richard Boden and Simon Gibney
Producers
Simon London, Gareth Edwards, Robert Popper, Mark Freeland and Marina Fonseca
Companies

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, this is Watson & Oliver - the BBC's latest sketch show, mixing a variety of different characters and styles.

Best friends since school, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver are well known on the live comedy circuit. They have had three consecutive sell-out Edinburgh Festival shows and appeared in a wealth of comedy greats such as the BAFTA-winning Peep Show, The IT Crowd and We Are Klang.

Characters include the Georgian ladies, Jean and Lou in their prison sketch, and Wills and Kate reminiscing about their wedding day.

Guest stars in Series 1 included: John Barrowman, BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby, Adrian Scarborough, Sophie Thompson, Felicity Montagu, Hugo Speer, Colin Salmon and Perry Benson.

Series 2 sketches include how to escape from a boring conversation; some undercover Brownies; and a pessimistic Bassett Hound.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 20th February 2012 at 10pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Thursday 30th May 2013 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Studio recordings.
  • RADA Studios - Series 2 run-throughs.
  • BBC Radio Theatre - Series 2 screening.
  • Wimbledon Studios - Some external locations.

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