Small Potatoes (1999 TV series)

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Small Potatoes
Genre Sitcom
Written by Richard Pinto Sharat Sardana
Directed by Paul Duane
Starring Tommy Tiernan Sanjeev Bhaskar Omid Djalili
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Richard Pinto
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Hat Trick
Distributor Channel 4 Sales
Release
Original network Channel 4
Picture format 576p SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital Stereo
Original release 9 November 1999 (1999-11-09) – 11 September 2001 (2001-09-11)

Small Potatoes is a British sitcom television series written by Richard Pinto and Sharat Sardana, first broadcast on Channel 4 from 1999 to 2001. Starring Tommy Tiernan, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Morgan Jones and Omid Djalili, it is set in east London and follows the life of a video rental shop employee, Ed Hewitt, and his friends.

Synopsis[edit]

Underachieving twenty-something Ed Hewitt (Tommy Tiernan) has a media studies degree, but works in a video shop in Leytonstone; however, he tries not to descend to the level of his layabout friends and fellow workers.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Small Potatoes ran for 13 episodes over two seasons.[2]

  • Sick (9 November 1999)
  • Sexuality (16 November 1999)
  • Staff (23 November 1999)
  • Scrubber (30 November 1999)
  • Secrets (7 December 1999)
  • School (14 December 1999)
  • Alien (31 July 2001)
  • Jimminy Critic (7 August 2001)
  • Butch (14 August 2001)
  • Blackout (21 August 2001)
  • Unbearable Whiteness of Being (29 August 2001)
  • Club (4 September 2001)
  • Sad Max (11 September 2001)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hat Trick Productions: Small Potatoes
  2. ^ IMDB: Small Potatoes (TV Series 1999–2001)
  3. ^ BFI Film & TV Database