Yonderland. Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas). Copyright: Working Title Films


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2013 - 2016
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

Family-friendly fantasy comedy series for Sky1 starring the cast of Horrible Histories in various roles, and a host of puppets too. Stars Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard and more.

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Yonderland. Copyright: Working Title Films

Key details

2013 - 2016
Sky One
25 (3 series), plus 1 documentary
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Yonderland follows mum Debbie Maddox who unexpectedly finds herself in an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric (and usually idiotic) characters, with only an Elf by her side.

The story begins with Debbie thinking she may be going mad. And perhaps she is, as a wildly enthusiastic Elf appears from a kitchen cupboard, telling her that she is needed in another world, for she is their unlikely saviour - The Special One.

Debbie is convinced that there has been some kind of mistake, but nevertheless decides that whatever the Elf might need her to do can't be any worse than watching another episode of daytime TV show What's in the Box?, so she lets him drag her through a portal to the other world.

As she does her best to help incompetent knights, monks who are incapable of lying and a race of people intent on firing the cleverest amongst them into the sun, the question is: can she fulfil the prophecy and save the world from the dark forces that are gathering to subdue it, and will she make it back to the real world in time for the school pick up?

Series 2: Debbie is thrown back into the madcap world of Yonderland where she's reunited with Elf and Nick the Stick, and called upon by the Council of Elders to overcome their latest challenge. But bigger issues are at stake now that Debbie's nemesis Imperatrix has determined to capture her, fulfil the prophecy and destroy Yonderland.

Meanwhile, Debbie's husband Peter starts to fixate on the strange goings-on in the kitchen cupboard as he becomes increasingly suspicious about her absences, not to mention the occasional blue sparks in his home.

Series 3: With Imperatrix gone and the prophecy fulfilled, it's a time of peace and prosperity for Yonderland. Meanwhile in the real world, Debbie's husband Peter has been offered a job promotion that means the family must relocate to Glasgow. After the arrival of charming, avuncular and long-lost Elder Cuddly Dick, Debbie feels satisfied she can leave the realm in his safe hands. But is she really ready to leave Yonderland forever?

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Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 10th November 2013 at 6:30pm on Sky One
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Elstree Film Studios

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