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 6 - The Idiot King

Yonderland. Image shows from L to R: Jim Howick, Debbie Maddox (Martha Howe-Douglas), Laurence Rickard. Copyright: Working Title Films
Debbie and Negatus meet face-to-face for the first time while camping in the forest.

Preview clips

Further details

Negatus receives a public dressing down from Imperatrix after learning, mid-celebration, that the portal hasn't actually closed. Nope, Debbie is still in Yonderland, currently on her way to a distant tomb to find an important maguffin, possibly the Second Scroll. She's got company, too, in the form of King Bernard, a self-centred, pig-ignorant type hoping to improve his popularity with his people by building a lavish monument to himself.

Every king wants a queen and this one has set his sights on the very married Debbie. Maybe a heartfelt song containing questionable lyrics (sample: "What's a royal seed without a field to germinate?") will do the trick?

More pressing matters are at hand, however, when Debbie and Negatus meet face-to-face for the first time while camping in the forest. Back in Maddox, Elf tries to complete The Chosen One's household chores.

Broadcast details

Sunday 8th December 2013
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 13th November 2013 8:00pm Sky1
Monday 9th December 2013 6:00pm Sky1
Friday 13th December 2013 8:00pm Sky1
Sunday 29th December 2013 7:30am Sky1
Monday 30th December 2013 7:00am Sky1
Monday 30th December 2013 3:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 31st December 2013 2:30pm Sky1
Monday 14th April 2014 9:30am Sky1
Tuesday 15th April 2014 9:00am Sky1
Monday 29th December 2014 7:30am Sky1
Tuesday 30th June 2015 8:30pm Sky2
Sunday 5th July 2015 9:30pm Sky2
Wednesday 19th August 2015 4:30pm Sky2
Friday 15th October 2021 9:30pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 10:30pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martha Howe-Douglas Debbie Maddox
Mathew Baynton Various
Jim Howick Various
Simon Farnaby Various
Laurence Rickard Various
Ben Willbond Various
Guest cast
Clare Thomson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Mathew Baynton 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 6 Clip

Turn out Debbie is the only one that can read a map.

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

King Bernard's Love Song

King Bernard tries to woo Debbie with a self-penned love song.

Featuring: Martha Howe-Douglas (Debbie Maddox), Jim Howick & Laurence Rickard.

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