UK / BBC Two / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2016
A group of obnoxious friends struggle to survive the Stag weekend from hell in the Scottish Highlands, in this brand new three-part dark comic thriller.Ian Telford (Jim Howick) is a 34 year-old secondary school teacher from Eastbourne who doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, doesn’t eat meat, disapproves of blood sports and knows very few people, if any, who went to private school.
That’s all about to change when he joins the stag weekend of his brother-in-law ‘Johnners’ (Stephen Campbell Moore) and several of his charmless friends, as they embark on a deer hunting adventure in the remote Scottish Highlands organised by best man, Ledge.
However it’s not long before the hunters become the hunted. As the group is brutally eliminated, one ill-equipped, poorly-dressed loud-mouth at a time, their true personalities begin to emerge. Reputations are ruined, friendships are tested, and sordid secrets unearthed as they struggle to survive this stag weekend from hell.
Also stars James Cosmo, JJ Feild, Reece Shearsmith, Pilou Asbaek, Rufus Jones, Amit Shah and Tim Key.
Stag is created and written by Bafta and Golden Globe nominee Jim Field Smith (The Wrong Mans, Episodes) and George Kay (The Tunnel, The Hour) and directed by Jim Field Smith.
The executive producers are Myfanwy Moore, Jim Field Smith and George Kay. It is a BBC In-house Comedy production in association with Idiotlamp.