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The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff 

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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Robert Webb ...  Jedrington Secret-Past 4 episodes, 2011-2012
Katherine Parkinson ...  Conceptiva 4 episodes, 2011-2012
Finlay Christie ...  Victor 4 episodes, 2011-2012
Ambra Lily Keegan Ambra Lily Keegan ...  Victoria 4 episodes, 2011-2012
Tim McInnerny ...  Harmswell Grimstone 3 episodes, 2012
Derek Griffiths Derek Griffiths ...  Pusweasel 3 episodes, 2012
Sarah Hadland ...  Primly Tightclench 3 episodes, 2012
Kevin Eldon ...  Servegood 3 episodes, 2012
Blake Harrison ...  Smalcolm 3 episodes, 2012
Mark Evans Mark Evans ...  Businessman / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2012
David Mitchell ...  Jolliforth Jollington 2 episodes, 2011-2012
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ...  Mrs. Grrumblechoop 2 episodes, 2012
Fergus Craig Fergus Craig ...  Poor Person 2 episodes, 2012
Margaret Cabourn-Smith ...  Moustache Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Adrian Edmondson ...  Headmaster Wackville 2 episodes, 2012
Hector McCormick Hector McCormick ...  Date-And-Time Boy / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2012
Calum MacPherson ...  Gob / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2012
Abigail Burdess Abigail Burdess ...  Mary-Anne / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2012
Dave Lamb 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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Amusing, and clever enough
30 December 2011 | by Wednesday_NextSee all my reviews

I don't know if it's just the vast wasteland of American TV that makes my opinion so different from the last two reviewers, but I thought this was pretty gently funny and fairly clever. The cgi effects were lovely, the actors may be old hat to the Brits, but are delightful for those of us across the pond to watch. And I just love Stephen Fry. I found it family entertainment for anyone whose kids have passed 9th grade English. It was a lot like the recent Terry Pratchett specials (Color of Magic and Hogfather). Not hilarious, not award- winning writing, but an enjoyable effort, and well worth a cup of hot chocolate and a few laughs.


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