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Dark Ages (ITV 1999, Phil Jupitus, Sheridan Smith)

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Dark Ages (ITV 1999, Phil Jupitus, Sheridan Smith)

Period sitcom Dark Ages was set in the year 999 with the world on the cusp of a new Millennium, Britain is facing riots and invasion by the Vikings, but Gudrun of the village of Sludgebrook has more pressing things on his mind, such as where his next meal is coming from.

The shows episodes were shown over the festive period in three blocks with 1 and 2 and 4 and 5 being shown together, start time was usually around 10.00pm.

production details
ITV – Granada / 5×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 – 27 December 1999

Writer: Rob Grant / Music: Joby Talbot / Design: John Anderson / Titles: Glam Prod. / Costume: Caroline Pitcher / Executive Producer: Andy Harries / Producer: Justin Judd / Director: Steve Bendelack

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Phill Jupitus as Gudrun
Alistair McGowan as Redwald
Pauline McLynn as Agnes
Dave Lamb as Badsmith
Paul Putner as Bigwart
Mike Hayley as Byrnoth
Sheridan Smith as Matilda
Laurence Howarth as Cedric

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