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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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Series cast summary:
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 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 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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UK

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December 2011 (UK) See more »

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Loja Sombria See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.36 (2012) See more »

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The Emperor has no clothes
20 February 2012 | by dspot6See 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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