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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2011 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's big on ego. And a little short on everything else.
Plot:
The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.
User Reviews:
Alan Partridge with Dwarfs See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Warwick Davis ... Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Ricky Gervais ... Ricky Gervais (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Stephen Merchant ... Stephen Merchant (7 episodes, 2011-2013)

Rosamund Hanson ... Cheryl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steve Brody ... Accountant (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jo Enright ... Sue (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Shaun Williamson ... Shaun Williamson (5 episodes, 2011-2013)

Kiruna Stamell ... Amy (4 episodes, 2011-2013)

Les Dennis ... Les Dennis (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matthew Holness ... Ian (3 episodes, 2011)
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Peter Bonner ... Little Pete / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sarah Bennett ... Ebony / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Colin Hoult ... Bryan / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Jon Key ... Anthony (2 episodes, 2011)
Raymond Griffiths ... Ray (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
George Appleby ... Dan (2 episodes, 2011-2013)

Lauren Barrand ... Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Warwick Davis (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)

Series Produced by
Mark Freeland .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Charlie Hanson .... producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Judith Bantock .... line producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Katie Mavroleon .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2011)

Michelle Farr .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Martin Hawkins (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Halladey (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Graham Barker (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting by
Tracey Gillham (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Design by
Anna Higginson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kaye Robertson (7 episodes, 2011)
Mel Thompson (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Andy Grogan (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Amanda Monk (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... hair and make-up designer (7 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Edwards .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
Pippa Woods .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Saskia Whinney .... unit manager (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Freddie Hall .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
Adam Morris .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Stephanie Nicolle .... art department assistant / assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
James Baylan .... property master (7 episodes, 2011)
Philip A. Brown .... assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011)
Amrita Ghir .... art department assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Dean Hawley .... hod painter (7 episodes, 2011)
Kamlan Man .... buyer (7 episodes, 2011)
Shaun Mitcheson .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2011)
Mark Runchman .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Matt Waites .... sound editor (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Glenn Calder .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ben Coleman .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Leigh Crisp .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 2011)
Amber Howorth .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Waldo Valenzuela .... dubbing re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2011)
Adele Fletcher .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Gershon .... fx editor (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Graves .... visual effects (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Louise Edmunds .... focus puller / assistant camera / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Paul Barlow .... gaffer (7 episodes, 2011)
Martin Blinko .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Trevelyan Oliver .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2011)
Roland C. Phillips .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera / assistant camera (7 episodes, 2011)
Nathan Wiley .... focus puller (7 episodes, 2011)
Graham Banks .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
David Tanner .... electrician (6 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Tanner .... best boy / gaffer (6 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanna Elizabeth Bradley .... costume assistant / assistant costume designer (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Georgina Sparrow .... wardrobe assistant / costume assistant (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lyndsey Jones .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Vincent Narduzzo .... colorist (7 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Kaleda .... music supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Ben Hope .... security leadman (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Josh Adams .... floor runner (7 episodes, 2011)
Benjamin Bailey .... assistant location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Dylan Davies .... unit medic (7 episodes, 2011)
Eirwen Davies .... production executive (7 episodes, 2011)
Richard Green .... production accountant / production assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Gurjit Kharbanda .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Marilyn Kirby .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 2011)
Becky Page .... post production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jo Randall .... location manager (7 episodes, 2011)
Lydia Scott .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2011)
Jago Lee .... developed in association with: Blink Films (6 episodes, 2011)
 

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26 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Alan Partridge with Dwarfs, 25 November 2011
Author: (LBSRmcr) from United Kingdom

This show is one of the funniest on television at this point in time.

Warwick Davies plays Warwick Davies as a pompous, self-centred, grandiose showbiz dwarf who has fallen on hard times. He as well as Gervais and many other famous starts play themselves as very unlikeable characters-similar to extras, yet with no sympathetic main characters and thus no saving grace. This makes the show very much like Alan Partridge- wry and funny in its painfulness.

The only sympathetic characters in the show are the dwarfs that are in Warwick Davis' (halfhearted) care, yet they are juxtaposed with carnival-esque clownery slapstick as we don't see on television as it is politically incorrect.

This is one of the first shows to give dwarfs a satirical role on prime time television where they are not just used as props, but as people as part of a larger context of society. The show is a lot smarter than given credit for.

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