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

Watson & Oliver

BBC Two sketch show starring Ingrid Oliver and Lorna Watson. 12 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Adrian Scarborough, Hugo Speer and others.

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

Watson & Oliver

Sketch show for BBC Two with female comedy duo Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2012 - 2013
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Lorna Watson, Ingrid Oliver, Adrian Scarborough, Hugo Speer, Peter Serafinowicz, Lu Corfield, Rhona Croker, Matthew Earley and others
Writers
Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver
Directors
Richard Boden and Simon Gibney
Producers
Simon London and Gareth Edwards

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 20th February 2012 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 30th May 2013 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 29th March 2012 at 7:30pm on BBC2 Wales

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