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The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

The series has an impressive ensemble cast led by Robert Webb (That Mitchell And Webb Look) in the role of Jedrington and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) who plays his wife Conceptiva.

The Christmas special will feature Stephen Fry as the evil lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm alongside David Mitchell (That Mitchell And Webb Look), Celia Imrie (Nanny McPhee), Pauline McLynn (Father Ted) and Johnny Vegas (Ideal). The episode sees Jedrington's family incarcerated by Skulkingworm in London's infamous prison The Skint, until they can repay a mysterious and vast debt. Will Jedrington rescue his family in time for Christmas or lose them forever? And is there more to the name Secret-Past than meets the eye?

The rest of the series will feature Tim McInnerny (Blackadder), Kevin Eldon (Nighty Night), Sarah Hadland (Miranda) and Derek Griffiths (West End's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and sees Jedrington team up with a seemingly charming new business partner Harmswell Grimstone. As the Secret-Past family's fortunes rise, it looks like they are built on crumbling foundations indeed, especially when it is revealed that Conceptiva too has a secret that turns out to be even darker than Jedrington's own. (Source: BBC)

Episode Info

Final: 1x03 -- Episode 3 (Mar/05/2012)

Jedrington is brought back to sobriety by Servegood and reunited with Conceptiva. The couple take the evil Mr Grimstone to court to demand the return of the business and their daughter, but a link between the judge and the accused makes their case seemingly hopeless. Meanwhile, Victor's enigmatic friend Smalcolm may hold the key to everyone's happiness. Last in the series.
Available Episodes

Episode 3
Mar 05, 2012
Season 1 episode 3

Stephen FryStephen Fry
As Skulkingworm
Robert Webb (2)Robert Webb (2)
As Jedrington Secret-Past
Katherine ParkinsonKatherine Parkinson
As Conceptiva
Celia ImrieCelia Imrie
As Miss Christmasham

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Executive Producer: Mark Freeland
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Associate Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Production Designer: Dennis De Groot (1)
Editor: Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Line Producer: Francis Gilson
First Assistant Director: Tom Dunbar
Music: Grant Olding
Costume Designer: Geoff Slack
Camera Operator: Matthew Wicks

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