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Series cast summary:
Sharon Horgan ...  Helen Stephens 6 episodes, 2012
Jennifer Saunders ...  Governor Margaret 6 episodes, 2012
Aisling Bea ...  Laura 6 episodes, 2012
Susan Calman ...  Fatty 6 episodes, 2012
Ricky Champ ...  Frank 6 episodes, 2012
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  Tim 6 episodes, 2012
Bryony Hannah ...  Christine 6 episodes, 2012
Edward Hogg ...  Henry 6 episodes, 2012
Amanda Lawrence ...  Mary 6 episodes, 2012
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Tony 6 episodes, 2012
Ashley McGuire ...  Slasher 6 episodes, 2012
Emma Pierson ...  Mrs. Bridges 6 episodes, 2012
Claire Prempeh Claire Prempeh ...  Yvonne 6 episodes, 2012
Lizzie Roper ...  Top Dog 6 episodes, 2012
Golda Rosheuvel ...  Lennie 6 episodes, 2012
Marina Hayter Marina Hayter ...  2012 6 episodes, 2012
Barnaby Kay ...  Justin 4 episodes, 2012
Julie T. Wallace ...  I'll Kill Again 3 episodes, 2012


Helen Stephens is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for murdering her boss Eric Bridges, the managing director of Entirely Tiles. Although she is sure that it will only be a matter of time before this mistake is rectified, everyone around her seems to be conspiring to keep her behind bars. Lawyer Tony is incompetent, sister Laura wants her flat, and fiancé Justin - her alibi - has disappeared. Colleague Henry seems to be the only one willing to help, but he has an ulterior motive. Written by obeliska

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Sharp comedy blunted by seventies sitcom setting
14 July 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Sharon Horgan's series 'Pulling' is my favourite comedy of recent years; but 'Dead Boss', her latest effort, sadly fails to hit the same heights. There are some moments of similar genius, of characters whose hysterically exaggerated behaviours are driven by their own deluded perception of reality; but whereas in 'Pulling', these occurred against a realistic backdrop, in 'Dead Boss', the scenario is an improbable murder mystery, and a women's prison portrayed in a manner you might expect of a 1970s sitcom. For all the sharp lines, the flimsy story fails to provide suspense, and the laughter is muted by the unbelievability of the situation. At times, the programme almost feels like a sketch show, with the plot merely providing an excuse for the jokes; but Horgan's sort of comedy needs to be founded in something that feels true. I've watched comedies with fewer good lines; but it's surprisingly amateurish, and a little disappointing for anyone who knows how good, at her best, Horgan can be.

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