BBC comedy series parodying the works of Charles Dickens and heavily influenced by a similar, long-running radio series. A respectable shopkeeper, Jedrington Secret-Past, (unsurprisingly) discovers that he has a secret past.
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 Jedrington Secret-Past (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Conceptiva (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Victor (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ambra Lily Keegan ...
 Victoria (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Harmswell Grimstone (3 episodes, 2012)
Derek Griffiths ...
 Pusweasel (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Primly Tightclench (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Servegood (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Smalcolm (3 episodes, 2012)
Mark Evans ...
 Businessman / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jolliforth Jollington (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Llewella Gideon ...
 Mrs. Grrumblechoop (2 episodes, 2012)
Fergus Craig ...
 Poor Person (2 episodes, 2012)
Margaret Cabourn-Smith ...
 Moustache Woman / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Headmaster Wackville (2 episodes, 2012)
Hector McCormick ...
 Date-And-Time Boy / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gob / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Abigail Burdess ...
 Mary-Anne / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dave Lamb ...
 Ghost of Christmas Past / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
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BBC comedy series parodying the works of Charles Dickens and heavily influenced by a similar, long-running radio series. A respectable shopkeeper, Jedrington Secret-Past, (unsurprisingly) discovers that he has a secret past.

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The Emperor has no clothes
20 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

1. Think of a wacky and innovative new idea for a sitcom based in Victorian England. 2. Knock together 6 half hour long scripts containing witty dialogue which can instigate genuine reactions of laughter from an audience. 3. Assemble a cast of experienced successful comedians and comedy actors and some new faces. 4. Hand them scripts and ask them to act out the scenes in full costume.

Sounds like a perfect plan.

Until you watch the show and realise that the Emperor has no clothes.

Will it improve and become more coherent as the episodes accumulate? One can only hope so.


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