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This hilariously witty British satire of normal, everyday English-folk first got its start on BBC Radio 4 before being made into a television series a short time later. The sketch-comedy show features its creators known in England as the comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

In their sketches, Lucas and Walliams take aim at various character types known throughout Britain, poking fun at their eccentricities or economic standing by grossly exaggerating their lifestyle with clever costumes and witty writing. It also features a narrator of sorts who provides an overview of who the various personalities are and what they have or have not been doing. It also provides great comic relief by poking fun at the British society while encouraging audiences to have a laugh, sometimes at their own expense. The show quickly became popular throughout Britain, spawning catch phrases and even sparked a spin off show which aired on HBO called Little Britain USA. The new show brought even more attention to both Walliams' and Lucas' ability to captivate audiences, whether or not they are British, through sometimes outlandish dress and slightly off-kilter, even borderline controversial depictions of people from all walks of life in Britain and later America.

Series One of the sketch comedy aired on BBC 3 in 2003 and would continue on for another two seasons after it gained both momentum and success. Later in 2005, Walliams and Lucas were at it again. This time they came together to raise money for Comic Relief and featured funny skits with famous Brits like George Michael and Sir Elton John. They also took to their unique set of characters to the stage for Little Britain Live for a traveling show where they performed as their numerous alter egos for sold-out crowds across England. The characters came to life on stage and on screen in this cheeky look at some of Britain's most interesting personalities.

BBC America
3 Seasons, 25 Episodes
September 16, 2003
Comedy
7.7/10
Cast: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Paul Putner
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  • Featuring sketches from the live show, interviews with Matt and David, and appearances from Dame Edna and Kath and Kim, this documentary follows their journey. After 22 episodes_4-18 and over 200 live shows, this final leg of their record-breaking tour may well be the last we see of Emily and Florence or Andy and Lou...

  • Lou and Andy are alive on the desert island. Meanwhile, just North of Shirtland in Thailand, Vicky Pollard's trial has been going on for months. In Belgium, Dudley has taken his bride, Ting Tong, on their honeymoon.

  • The local church has organized for Andy to go to Disneyworld. Dafydd, visits the Greek island of Mykonos to see his friend, Myfanwy, who has set up her own gay bar and Vicky Pollard is in a Thai jail, having been caught smuggling heroin.

  • The only gay in the village, Daffyd, visits the Greek island of Mykonos. Bubbles De Vere is spending the summer months jetting across Europe. Meanwhile, Judy and Maggie are sharing a room in Rome, and Anne is visiting the Louvre.

  • In Little Fumble, Sir Norman Fry has some explaining to do, following an incident with a glace cherry. Over in Sponge Bob Square Pants, Carol Beer is going through Sun Seekers in-house insurance policies. Vicky Pollard is displaying her woeful child-minding skills in her new career as a babysitter. Sid Pegg is up in arms about the defacing of the Larchwood Close street sign. And, in Mr. Mann's fancy dress shop, Mr. Mann is trying on a post-Mary Whitehouse Experience David Baddiel costume.

  • A trip to the Hill Grange Health Spa sees Roman getting a little more than he bargained for during a facial, when Bubbles takes his beauty treatment into her own rather ample hands. Down on the Mike McShane estate, it appears that Ting Tong has yet more secrets to divulge, much to Dudley's horror and exasperation. A weakness for women in green Lycra, however, gives Ting Tong the opportunity to persuade him to let her stay - just one more night.

  • Care home worker Leonard, in particular, is getting very comfortable - some might say a little too comfortable - in Mrs. Carpenter's chair, and Don and Pat pay a visit to their favorite Indian restaurant, although the spicy food has a rather unusual effect on Don's constitution as he unleashes a torrent of Eighties game show catchphrases. Elsewhere, college secretary Linda Flynn describes a female student as "Magnum PI" - referring to an unfortunate facial hair problem.

  • At Hill Grange Health Spa, Bubbles De Vere receives a shock when she bumps into her ex-husband, Roman De Vere, and his new wife, ex-Olympic gymnast Desiree, who are honeymooning at the Spa. On the Mike McShane estate in Bruise, Dudley receives delivery of his new bride, Ting Tong Macadangdang, loving chosen from his Thai Brides For You brochure. Meanwhile, Mrs. Emery's inability to control her bodily functions in the local supermarket results in a nasty wet patch in the frozen foods section.

  • Lou and Andy visit the seaside. Dafydd is back in the village after watching a rugby match. Vicky Pollard shows off her new black boyfriend. In a quiet English church, worshippers are startled to hear visiting Harlem preacher, the Reverend Jessie King urging them to get out of the ghetto. Meanwhile, Marjorie Dawes does her best to ruin a Fat Fighters' engagement party, and love-struck aide Sebastian behaves outrageously at the Prime Minister's election victory party.

  • Vicky Pollard tries to con her way into a Blazin' Squad gig. Daffyd is disgusted when barmaid Myfanwy marries her girlfriend Rhiannon. Lou and Andy go bowling, while Emily and Florence have a go at tennis. Kenny Craig has got himself a girlfriend; Harvey gets hungry when he and his fiance meet their wedding caterer; and Dead Ringers star John Culshaw makes a guest appearance as Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Emily and Florence flounce off to the ballet, while Dr Lawrence takes Anne to the theater. Marjorie Dawes treats her Fat Fighters to a Scrooge-like Christmas dinner. Sebastian is shocked to hear that the Prime Minister's wife is pregnant. Lou offers to take Andy to church to do a reading - despite the fact that he wants to go dressed as the Baby Jesus, and the vicar gets an unexpected reaction when his parishioners try out his mince pies.

  • Emily and Florence visit a bridal shop to try on some very lady-like wedding dresses, Harvey demands "Bitty" in a restaurant, Bubbles De Vere singes herself while evading capture, Andy sees off Lou's new girlfriend, Sebastian meets his match in Marvin the US President's political aide, Dafydd decides to start a gay stall at the village fte, Vicky Pollard goes roller-skating in a pink string bikini, and Judy and Maggie are soon sick of Blake's 7 star Paul Darrow.

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