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Little Britain 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2003–2006)
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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matt Lucas ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
David Walliams ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Tom Baker ...  Narrator 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Paul Putner ...  Various Roles / ... 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Anthony Head ...  The Prime Minister 23 episodes, 2003-2006
Joann Condon Joann Condon ...  Fat Pat 21 episodes, 2003-2006
Charu Bala Chokshi Charu Bala Chokshi ...  Meera 20 episodes, 2003-2006
Steve Furst ...  Various Roles / ... 16 episodes, 2003-2006
Leelo Ross Leelo Ross ...  Tanya 14 episodes, 2004-2006
Ruth Jones ...  Myfanwy 14 episodes, 2003-2006
Stirling Gallacher ...  Margaret / ... 13 episodes, 2003-2005
Stephen Aintree ...  Fat Fighters Taxi Driver / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2005
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Based on the highly successful Radio 4 series, Little Britain is a hilarious exploration of the British Isles and its curious inhabitants after a successful pilot earlier this year. The programme travels from the Scottish highlands, through Wales, the tranquil English countryside and the less tranquil council estates of Britain's inner cities, while the narrator (Tom Baker) adds his insightful and eloquent comments for those less familiar with these fair Isles Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pequena Grã-Bretanha See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The tiny Dennis Waterman character is based on an actual British television celebrity also named Dennis Waterman. Waterman made a surprise appearance in the charity presentation Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live (2007), interrupting Williams and Lucas performing a version of their Dennis Waterman sketch. During his appearance, Waterman gets to complain that he does not have a high voice, is not "a midget," and does not sing or write the theme tune of all his shows. To apologize, Williams and Lucas perform one of Waterman's songs with him. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Dawes: What advice can we give to Christopher to help him lose weight? Paul!
Paul: Eat healthily?
Marjorie Dawes: Oh that's rich coming from you. Pat!
Pat: Don't eat too much chocolate!
Marjorie Dawes: What do you mean, don't eat too much chocolate, all the other kids hate him, chocolates the only friend he's got. And last but not least, Meera!
Meera: Exercise?
Marjorie Dawes: What? Sorry?
Meera: Exercise.
Marjorie Dawes: Say it again?
Meera: Oh, forget it.
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Crazy Credits

The narrator, Tom Baker, says a different random thing about Britain and/or its people as the opening credits play in each episode. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2005 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation showed repeat episodes as fillers, condensed to 15 minutes with the title Very Little Britain. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Sir Bernard's Stately Homes (1999) See more »

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"...the sames jokes and phrases are extremely repetitive and you find yourself becoming very bored..."
17 December 2004 | by office-147See all my reviews

This is not exactly what I would call genius comedy, however, the first few episodes may have you holding your ribs in agony. It is a big risk relying your jokes on gruesomeness and funny accents, which leave the audience hysterical after a few times. There is a wide range of very funny characters in the first episode, feeding the population with great catch-phrases and jokes, but however, as the series moves on, the sames jokes and phrases are extremely repetitive and you find yourself becoming very bored. It is not always good to find that you already know what's going to happen next in a sketch, because it just becomes unfunny. If you want to like this, then I would advise you watch about three episodes - just a slight taste, because too much may spoil your appetite for this series. I myself like constructive and clever comedy, this is none of either, perhaps this is good for a more direct and younger audience?


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