Episode 1

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Episodes, Series 1 Episode 1 of 7

Duration: 30 minutes

Sean and Beverly Lincoln are a happily married English couple, who are also the creators of a hit British TV show. Their life seems complete. That is until a hugely powerful and charismatic US network president persuades them to move to Los Angeles to recreate their show for American television.

Things begin to unravel as soon as Sean and Beverly arrive in LA. It soon becomes clear that the network president has never even seen their show. To make matters worse, he insists that they replace their brilliant lead actor, an erudite Royal Shakespeare veteran, with... Matt LeBlanc!

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  • "Lyman's Boys" wins awards

    "Lyman's Boys" wins awards

    At an awards ceremony in London, Sean and Beverly Lincoln, successful producers of a hit British TV show called Lyman's Boys, are wooed by a hugely powerful and charismatic US network executive who persuades them to move out to LA to remake their hit show for an American audience.

  • Star of "Lyman's Boys", British actor Julian Bullard

    Star of "Lyman's Boys", British actor Julian Bullard

    Sean and Beverley Lincoln hope to bring with them the star of the UK production, distinguished British actor Julian Bullard (Richard Griffiths) as the headmaster of an old-fashioned boarding school.

  • Bullard's (re-)audition

    Bullard's (re-)audition

    Rejecting Bullard for being too English, the Lincolns soon come face-to-face with what the American execs have in store for their precious show, and the Hollywood remake machine swings into action, as the networks starts looking into hiring someone else.

    Perhaps the quintessential American comedy star Matt LeBlanc?

  • Watch - Casting Decisions

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    Carol rings to tell Beverly and Sean the great news they've had from Matt LeBlanc's agent - he's desperate to do the show!

Credits

Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc
Sean Lincoln
Stephen Mangan
Beverly Lincoln
Tamsin Greig
Merc Lapidus
John Pankow
Carol Rance
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Actor
Richard Griffiths
Myra Light
Daisy Haggard
Andy Button
Joseph May
Roger
Bruce Lester Johnson
Wallace
Lou Hirsch
Ben Miller
Ben Miller
Ernesto
Alejandro Postigo
Writer
David Crane
Writer
Jeffrey Klarik
Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville
Director
James Griffiths

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