Hunderby

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Hunderby
FormatSitcom
Created byJulia Davis
Written byJulia Davis
Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Directed byTony Dow
StarringAlexandra Roach
Julia Davis
Alex Macqueen
Rufus Jones
Julian Barratt
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Julia Davis
Lindsay Hughes
Armando Ianucci
Lucy Lumsden
Henry Normal
Producer(s)John Rushton
Camera setupFilm, Single camera
Running time8x30mins
Production company(s)Baby Cow Productions
Broadcast
Original channelSky Atlantic
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Audio formatStereo
 
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Hunderby
FormatSitcom
Created byJulia Davis
Written byJulia Davis
Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Directed byTony Dow
StarringAlexandra Roach
Julia Davis
Alex Macqueen
Rufus Jones
Julian Barratt
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Julia Davis
Lindsay Hughes
Armando Ianucci
Lucy Lumsden
Henry Normal
Producer(s)John Rushton
Camera setupFilm, Single camera
Running time8x30mins
Production company(s)Baby Cow Productions
Broadcast
Original channelSky Atlantic
Picture formatPAL (576i)
Audio formatStereo

Hunderby is a British sitcom produced by Sky, written by Julia Davis,[1] that was first broadcast on Sky Atlantic in 2012. The series won two awards at the British Comedy Awards in 2012.

Plot[edit]

Set in the 1830s, this black comedy centres on Helene, a woman who washes ashore after her ship is wrecked off the English coast. There, she is courted by Edmund, a local pastor and they soon get married under the understanding that Helene is still pure, however she has a dark past that she must hide from him.

When Helene moves into Edmund's home, she falls under the watchful eye of housekeeper Dorothy who is more than a little involved in her master's life, and quite obsessed with his dead first wife, Arabelle - to whom, in her opinion, 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 in the form of Dr. Foggerty.

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Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Hunderby debuted on Sky Atlantic in August 2012 with 246,000 viewers, the channel's second highest rated show of the week, after The Borgias.[2] In subsequent weeks ratings remained high for Sky Atlantic, with figures all above 100,000, with the series finale getting 211,000 viewers.

Awards[edit]

Hunderby won two British Comedy Awards in 2012; for Best Sitcom, ahead of Rev, The Thick of It and Twenty Twelve, and Best New Comedy Programme, ahead of Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life, Cardinal Burns and Moone Boy.[3]

In 2013, Hunderby was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for Julia Davis in Female Performance in a Comedy Programme and for the series itself in the Situation Comedy category.[4]

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