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 5 - Closing The Portal

Yonderland. Image shows from L to R: Ben Willbond, Laurence Rickard, Jim Howick. Copyright: Working Title Films
Debbie has had enough of the quests and wants her life back, to concentrate on her family, not being The Chosen One.

Preview clips

Further details

Debbie has had enough and wants her life back. It all comes to a head when she returns from her latest trip to find the table laid out for a candlelit dinner, an uneaten takeaway and hubby Peter fast asleep on the sofa.

Elf doesn't want Debbie to quit, but, if she's certain, he knows how to close the portal forever.

It involves one last quest, though, as Debbie sets out to collect magical properties from specific lands: water from the spa of Gesundheit; fire from the free-spirited Ennythingos; and earth from Parvula, home to the impossibly cute and complimentary Parvuli.

Having got everything on her shopping list, will Debbie be able to turn her back on Yonderland? Either way, by the episode's end, Elf proves to be more than just a pretty face. OK, pretty might be pushing it.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st December 2013
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 2nd December 2013 6:00pm Sky1
Friday 6th December 2013 8:00pm Sky1
Saturday 28th December 2013 7:30am Sky1
Saturday 28th December 2013 3:00pm Sky1
Sunday 29th December 2013 7:00am Sky1
Monday 30th December 2013 2:30pm Sky1
Friday 11th April 2014 9:30am Sky1
Monday 14th April 2014 9:00am Sky1
Friday 26th December 2014 7:30am Sky1
Tuesday 30th June 2015 8:00pm Sky2
Sunday 5th July 2015 9:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 19th August 2015 4:00pm Sky2
Friday 15th October 2021 9:00pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 23rd 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
Toby Davies 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 5 Clip

Debbie returns to the Elders' chamber to find out what this week's task may be...

Featuring: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas (Debbie Maddox), Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard & Ben Willbond.

The Parvuli's Ode to Debbie

Debbie met the ridiculously cute Parvuli.

Featuring: Martha Howe-Douglas (Debbie Maddox).

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