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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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Chosen Mum

Yonderland. Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas). Copyright: Working Title Films
Married mum-of-two Debbie Maddox finds herself transported into a fantasy world.

Preview clips

Further details

Married mum-of-two Debbie Maddox doesn't know what she's going to do with herself now that the twins have started school. Husband Peter is busy at work, and with no kids to chase after, all that's left is cleaning, the odd embarrassing Zumba class and terrible daytime TV. What Debbie needs is a distraction and, handily, one arrives in the form of an elf hiding in her kitchen cupboard...

The boredom has beaten her. She's cracked. It's the only explanation. That doesn't stop Debbie from stepping into a portal and accompanying Elf to Yonderland, though.

Debbie is a long way from home and, after exchanging niceties with Nick the Stick (the name says it all), she's off to meet the all-seeing, all-knowing Elders.

This day has been a long time coming for the colourful locals it would seem when Debbie is revealed to be The Chosen One, a cherry-picked saviour destined to rescue the magical realm from the fast-approaching forces of darkness.

The only problem is, an ancient scroll stipulating how exactly she's supposed to do this has gone missing.

Broadcast details

Sunday 10th November 2013
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 11th November 2013 6:00pm Sky1
Friday 15th November 2013 8:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 24th December 2013 7:30am Sky1
Tuesday 24th December 2013 3:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 25th December 2013 7:00am Sky1
Wednesday 25th December 2013 2:00pm Sky1
Thursday 16th January 2014 4:00pm Sky1
Monday 7th April 2014 9:30am Sky1
Tuesday 8th April 2014 9:00am Sky1
Monday 22nd December 2014 7:30am Sky1
Tuesday 16th June 2015 8:00pm Sky2
Sunday 21st June 2015 9:00pm Sky2
Monday 17th August 2015 4:00pm Sky2
Friday 1st October 2021 9:00pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 9th February 2022 10:00pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martha Howe-Douglas Debbie Maddox
Mathew Baynton Various
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Ben Willbond Various
Dan Skinner (as Dan Renton Skinner) Peter
Martha Howe-Douglas Various (Voice)
Writing team
Laurence Rickard Writer
Ben Willbond Writer
Production team
Steve Connelly Director
Sioned Wiliam Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Juliette Howell Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Martin Baker Co-producer
Pete Coogan Co-producer
Laurence Rickard Associate Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Lee Gordon Production Designer
Ricky Eyres Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer


Episode 1 Clip

Debbie steps into the light.

Featuring: Martha Howe-Douglas (Debbie Maddox).

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