Hunderby

Hunderby, set in the 1800s, features Helene (Alexandra Roach, The Iron Lady), a shipwreck survivor washed ashore near a small English village. There, she is swept off her feet by widowed pastor Edmund (Alex MacQueen, The Inbetweeners, This Is England 88) and the two soon marry, the puritanical Edmund believing his bride to be untouched by another man. But she has a history, a dark past that she cannot escape.

As Helene moves into Edmund’s home, she falls under the watchful eye of housekeeper Dorothy (Julia Davis) who is more than a little involved in her master’s life, and quite obsessed with his dead first wife, Arabelle – to whom Helene simply does not compare.

While Helene battles to keep her past a secret, she must navigate Dorothy’s devious scheming, her husband’s harsh critique and a potential new love interest.

Also starring are Rufus Jones (Stan and Ollie) as Doctor Foggerty, Rosie Cavaliero (Spy) as the Doctor’s crippled wife Hester, Jane Stanness (Nighty Night) as local gossip Biddy Ritherfoot and Rosalind Knight (Midsomer Murders) as Edmund’s mother Mathilde.

Rebekah Staton (Spy) and Ben Bishop (Whitechapel) play frisky couple Annie and Tom, who are staff at Edmund’s home.

Alexander Armstrong (The Armstrong & Miller Show) joins the cast as Brother Joseph from the local church, Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Timewasters) as Geoff, a mute shipwreck survivor, and Kevin Eldon (This Is Jinsy) as a mysterious hunchbacked figure from Helene’s past, John Whiffin.

In a gothic setting populated by the requisite cast of fiends, physicians, hunchbacks, wastrels, maids, crones, and an adorable puppy called Susan, Hunderby oozes with the dark and absurd humour that has become Julia Davis’s trademark.

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Written By: Julia Davis
Director:  Tony Dow
Producer:  John Rushton
Cast: JULIA DAVIS,
ALEXANDRA ROACH,
ALEX MacQUEEN, KEVIN ELDON,
RUFUS JONES, ROSIE CAVALIERO,
JANE STANNESS, ROSALIND KNIGHT,
REBEKAH STATON, BEN BISHOP,
ALEXANDRA ARMSTRONG,
DANIEL LAWRENCE TAYLOR


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