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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 3, Episode 1 - A Rising Tide

Yonderland. Image shows from L to R: Laurence Rickard, Cuddly Dick (Stephen Fry), Mathew Baynton. Copyright: Working Title Films
The puppet-filled family comedy returns for series three as Yonderland's inhabitants, including Cuddly Dick, look forward to a bright new future.

Further details

With the evil Imperatrix gone, and the prophecy fulfilled, this should be a time of peace and prosperity in Yonderland, but will an even darker cloud spread across the land?

Negatus is enjoying life after Imperatrix. He now has no one to answer to, and thinks that he can finally take control of Yonderland for himself. But his fellow overlords may have other ideas.

Former Elder Cuddly Dick returns to Yonderland having been imprisoned for years under Imperatrix's regime. He is a charming, avuncular eccentric who loves nothing more than to spread love and kindness and he is welcomed back by the Elders with open arms
(and plenty of hugs and kisses).

Meanwhile in the real world, Debbie's husband Peter has been offered a promotion which means the family must relocate to Glasgow. With Cuddly Dick back in Yonderland, Debbie feels she can leave the realm in his safe hands. But is she really ready to close the magical portal in her kitchen cupboard?

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th October 2016
Sky One
30 minutes

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
Stephen Fry Cuddly Dick
Martha Howe-Douglas Various (Voice)
Writing team
Martha Howe-Douglas Writer
Laurence Rickard Writer
Victoria Grew Script Editor
Hugo Lynch Script Editor
Production team
David Sant Director
Imogen Cooper Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Ben Boyer Executive Producer
Alison Carpenter Executive Producer
Morwenna Gordon Executive Producer
Laurence Rickard Associate Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Adam Windmill Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Olivia Scott-Webb Casting Director
Jacqueline Mills Costume Designer
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Sam Denyer Make-up Designer
Vicky Fields Make-up Designer
Philip Pope Composer
Adam Lock 1st Assistant Director


Yonderland review

Great news! Yonderland continues to be basically the best thing on television.

Sami Kelsh, Cult Box, 17th October 2016

The tea-time traumatiser that brings joy for children and adults alike returns. Smirkingly named elder Cuddly Dick (Stephen Fry in a generous wig) enjoys a warm welcome home after a long stretch at evil empress Imperatrix's pleasure. Negatus wants to take control of Yonderland now she's gone, but he's going to have competition. In the real world, Debbie's husband has been offered a job in Glasgow. Where would a move leave her magical cupboard?

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 16th October 2016

Yonderland series 3 episode 1 review: A Rising Tide

After a promising first series and a confident second, Yonderland has returned for a third and begins by posing the question, 'do you need a Chosen One after the evil has gone?'

Rachel Meaden, Den Of Geek, 16th October 2016

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