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Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm, The (BBC-1 2014, Harry Hill, Ben Miller)

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Harry Hill makes his acting debut for BBC One in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm. Adapted by actor and author Charlie Higson from Norman Hunter’s brilliant and hilarious classic children’s books.

Harry plays Professor Branestawm, the original mad professor, an absent-minded inventor who is oblivious to the chaos his harebrained creations cause when they go wrong, which they always do. If it weren’t for the efforts of his long suffering housekeeper, Mrs Flittersnoop, and his dim but loyal best friend, Colonel Dedshott, the professor would long ago have blown himself to smithereens.

Set in the picturesque English landscape of days gone by, the hour long special sees local schoolgirl Connie, come to the professor’s rescue when evil businessman Mr Bullimore and local Councillor Harold Haggerstone unite to have Branestawm kicked out of the village as a dangerous menace. Professor Branestawm Returns.

The following Christmas there was a second episode, again this aired on Christmas Eve with a 60 minute running time. It was called Professor Branestawm Returns and guest stars included Diana Rigg and Steve Pemberton.

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 24 December 2014 @ 8.30pm

Writer: Charlie Higson / Producer: Rosemary McGowan / Director: Sandy Johnson

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Harry Hill as Professor Branestawm
Madeline Holliday as Connie
Ben Miller as Mr Bullimore
David Mitchell as Harold Haggerstone
Miranda Richardson as Miss Blitherington
Simon Day as Colonel Dedshott
Vicki Pepperdine as Mrs Flittersnoop
Charlie Higson as The Mayor
Sophie Thompson as Aggie
Adrian Scarborough as The Vicar
Barbara Durkin as Angelica
Doreen Ingleton as Miss Silt
Jason Forbes as PC Peasey
Jason Maverick as Robo Dad
Isaac Stanmore as Young Mr Bullimore
Lily Travers as Young Miss Blitherington
Nathaniel Gleed as Teenage Branestawm

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