Miranda Hart's Joke Shop

Miranda is an unconventional woman: a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who's at her happiest amongst the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop.

Lacking the organisational skills needed for retail (or anything else).

Miranda has gone into partnership with Stevie, one of Britain's greatest humour vacuums.

Stevie mans the till for hours at a time whilst Miranda 'pops out' on regular, self-imposed challenges.

Miranda is determined to suss out what it takes to be a girly girl, to deal with her outrageously embarrassing mother in public places, to get herself a boyfriend and to persuade other people to take life less seriously.

Episodes

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Comedy starring Miranda Hart, as an unconventional woman who is at her happiest within the confines of her own Joke Shop. But she pops out regularly on self-imposed challenge missions, leaving humourless Steve to man the shop's till.

20080823

Sitcom set in a joke shop. 1/4: What a Flirt. With Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis and Jason Watkins.

20080830

Sitcom set in a joke shop. 2/4. What a Job: Miranda tries to prove she can get a proper job away from the shop. With Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge and Sarah Hadland.

20080906

Sitcom set in a joke shop. 2/4. What a Wife: Gary needs a pretend wife for the evening and for some reason he chooses Stevie over Miranda.

Pilot

What A Flirt

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The tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.

Joke-shop owner Miranda has much to learn about retail and men.

With Patricia Hodge.

From August 2008.

The tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men.

The tall self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men.

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The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper tries to prove that she can get a proper job. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.

Miranda tries to prove she can get a proper job away from the shop.

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The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half. With Tom Ellis. From September 2008.

Gary needs a pretend wife for the evening and for some reason he chooses Stevie over Miranda.

The shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half.

With Tom Ellis.

From September 2008.

The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half.

04What An Excuse

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The shopkeeper's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas. With Patricia Hodge. From September 2008.

Miranda's mother tries desperately to set her up with a man.

Miranda's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas.

With Patricia Hodge.

From August 2008.

The shop-keeper's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas.

From September 2008.

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Miranda is an unconventional woman: a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who's at her happiest amongst the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop.

Lacking the organisational skills needed for retail (or anything else).

Miranda has gone into partnership with Stevie, one of Britain's greatest humour vacuums.

Stevie mans the till for hours at a time whilst Miranda 'pops out' on regular, self-imposed challenges.

Miranda is determined to suss out what it takes to be a girly girl, to deal with her outrageously embarrassing mother in public places, to get herself a boyfriend and to persuade other people to take life less seriously.

Meet Miranda, a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who's at her happiest among the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop. She's got lots to learn about retail and men - as well as coping with her embarrassing mother.

This is the 2007 pilot for Miranda's four-part 2008 series made for BBC Radio 2, which sparked her popular BBC TV series Miranda. This try-out features some actors who were replaced in the subsequent slightly re-worked radio series. Here Alison Steadman plays Miranda's mother Penny, and Morwenna Banks is Stevie. Also featuring Vincenzo Pellegrino, Katy Brand, Alice Hart, Jim Howick and Charlotte McDougall.

Produced by Lucy Armitage.

The tall, unconventional woman has much to learn about retail and men.

With Alison Steadman and Katy Brand.

From May 2007.

The tall and unconventional comedienne has lots to learn about retail and men. With Alison Steadman and Katy Brand. From May 2007.

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20090902 (BBC7)
20090906 (BBC7)
20090907 (BBC7)
20100310 (BBC7)
20100317 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20100321 (BBC7)
20100322 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20101231 (BBC7)
20111018 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)

Joke-shop owner Miranda has much to learn about retail and men.

With Patricia Hodge.

From August 2008.

The tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men.

The tall self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men.

The tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown has much to learn about retail and men. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.

0102What A Job!2008083020090604
20090909 (BBC7)
20100324 (BBC7)
20110107 (BBC7)
20111025 (BBC7)
20130106 (BBC7)

Miranda tries to prove she can get a proper job away from the shop.

The tall, life-embracing shop-keeper tries to prove that she can get a proper job. With Patricia Hodge. From August 2008.

0103What A Wife2008090620090611
20090916 (BBC7)
20100331 (BBC7)
20110114 (BBC7)
20111101 (BBC7)

Gary needs a pretend wife for the evening and for some reason he chooses Stevie over Miranda.

The shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half.

With Tom Ellis.

From September 2008.

The tall, life-embracing shopkeeper is overlooked when Gary needs a pretend other half.

0104 LASTWhat An Excuse2008091320090618
20090923 (BBC7)
20100407 (BBC7)
20110121 (BBC7)
20111108 (BBC7)

Miranda's mother tries desperately to set her up with a man.

Miranda's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas.

With Patricia Hodge.

From August 2008.

The shop-keeper's mother plans a wedding, but the prospective bride has other ideas.

From September 2008.

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20100310 (BBC7)
20111011 (BBC7)

Miranda is an unconventional woman: a tall, life-embracing, self-effacing clown, who's at her happiest amongst the wind-up teeth of her Joke Shop.

Lacking the organisational skills needed for retail (or anything else).

Miranda has gone into partnership with Stevie, one of Britain's greatest humour vacuums.

Stevie mans the till for hours at a time whilst Miranda 'pops out' on regular, self-imposed challenges.

Miranda is determined to suss out what it takes to be a girly girl, to deal with her outrageously embarrassing mother in public places, to get herself a boyfriend and to persuade other people to take life less seriously.

The tall, unconventional woman has much to learn about retail and men.

With Alison Steadman and Katy Brand.

From May 2007.