Little Britain

Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas. The show's title is an amalgamation of the terms 'Little England' and 'Great Britain', and is also the name of a Victorian neighbourhood and modern street in London. The show comprises sketches involving exaggerated parodies of British people from all walks of life in various situations familiar to the British. These sketches are presented to the viewer together with narration in a manner which suggests that the programme is a guide—aimed at non-British people—to the ways of life of various classes of British society. Despite the narrator's description of great British institutions, the comedy is derived from the British audience's self-deprecating understanding of either themselves or people known to them.

TitleLittle Britain
First Air DateSeptember 16th, 2003
Last Air DateDecember 24th, 2005
GenreComedy
NetworkBBC One
ProducersGeoff Posner, Myfanwy Moore
Executive ProducerMyfanwy Moore
Number of Seasons3 Seasons
Number of Episodes21 Episodes
Plot Keywordssatire, sketch comedy
David Walliams
David Walliams
Various
Matt Lucas
Matt Lucas
Various
Tom Baker
Tom Baker
Narrator
Paul Putner
Paul Putner
Various
Anthony Stewart Head
Anthony Stewart Head
Prime Minister
Ruth Jones
Ruth Jones
Myfanwy
Joann Condon
Joann Condon
Fat Pat