‘Pompidou’ Matt Lucas Comedy: Cast List, Start Date and BBC Two Trailer

Cast of Pompidou: Matt Lucas and Alex MacQueen star as Pompidou and Hove, joined by Marion The Dog in this brand-new ‘non-dialogue’ BBC Two comedy.

When does Pompidou start on BBC Two?

Created by and starring ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Come Fly With Me’ actor Matt Lucas, the start date and time for Pompidou has now been officially set for Sunday 1 March 2015 at 6:30pm on BBC2. The series will be broadcast over six 30-minute episodes.

First image of the 2015 BBC series 'Pompidou': Hove (ALEX McQUEEN) and Pompidou (MATT LUCAS) - Image Credit: BBC/John Stanley Productions/Natalie Seery

First image of the 2015 BBC TV series ‘Pompidou’ featuring lead characters Hove (ALEX McQUEEN) and Pompidou (MATT LUCAS) – Image Credit: BBC/John Stanley Productions/Natalie Seery

When the series was first announced back in 2014, Pompidou was due to be broadcast on BBC One. However, as you can see by the recently released trailer (below), the show has now made the switch to BBC2.

In addition to his writing duties, Lucas leads the shows cast in the title role of Pompidou, an elderly oddball aristocrat who’s now fallen on hard times. The series will also star actor Alex MacQueen as Pompidou’s long-suffering butler, Hove. MacQueen is probably currently best known for appearing in fellow BBC shows ‘Holby City’ and ‘The Thick Of It’.

Pompidou BBC Trailer

The programme is set on Pompidou’s deteriorating estate, where the pompous and penniless aristocrat resides in an old clapped-out caravan. Despite his unfortunate financial situation, this lovable eccentric is still being attended to by his loyal butler, Hove. The pair are joined on the estate by their elegant Afghan Hound, Marion.

Pompidou Cast List

Recurring Cast

Character – Actor/Actress

Pompidou – Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Shooting Stars, Rock Profile, Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes, Catterick)

Hove – Alex MacQueen (Holby City, The Thick Of It, Trying Again, The Inbetweeners, Hunderby, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, The Wrong Door)

Marion The Dog – Andy Heath (Mongrels), Yvonne Stone (Mongrels) and Iestyn Evans (Mongrels)


Guest Cast

Episode 1 – Hunger – 1/3/15

Albert – Roy Barraclough (Coronation Street, All the Small Things, Funland, Last Tango in Halifax)

Doctor – Alex Lowe (Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Grass, Big Bad World)

Nurse – Ayesha Antoine (Mouth to Mouth, Holby City, Grange Hill)

Bandaged Man – Ivan Gonzalez (W1A)

Matron – Sally Bankes (Our Zoo, World Without End, Hoof and Safety with Nuzzle and Scratch, Titanic, Chicken Tikka Masala)

Hospital Receptionist – Katy Secombe

Theatre Nurse – Joyce Veheary (Big School)

Theatre Nurse – Beattie Edmondson (The Wright Way, Clatterford)

Colleague – Zara Tempest-Walters

Colleague – Abbie Murphy

Ward Receptionist – Anjali Mya Chadha (According to Bex)

ENT Doctor – Andrew Francis


Episode 2 – Lottery – 8/3/15

TV Delivery Man – Julian Dutton

Bella – Bella Emberg (Bear Behaving Badly, The Benny Hill Show, The Russ Abbott Show)

Lottery Presenter – Polly Parsons (Genie in the House)

Bailiff – Henry Miller

Bailiff – Joe Riley

Estate Agent – Scott Garnham

Home Buyer – Beth Mullen

Home Buyer – Aaron Gordon


Episode 3 – The Bowl – 15/3/15

Merrick – Tony Way (Game Of Thrones, Mongrels, Money, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Tittybangbang, No Heroics)

Posh Lady – Jane Asher (Dancing On The Edge, Holby City, The Palace, The Old Guys, Crossroads)

Pottery Teacher – Max Olesker (W1A, Badults, Gangsta Granny)

Pottery Student – Camille Ucan

Waitress – Daphne Cheung (Spirit Warriors)

More Pompidou cast details coming soon.

There’s currently no mention of a cameo role for Matt’s traditional comedy partner David Walliams, but I wouldn’t rule out a brief appearance.

Broadcast in the UK on BBC Two, Pompidou is produced in association with Netflix.