Snuff Box (TV series)
Screen shot from the opening title sequence
|Directed by||Michael Cumming|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Three|
|Picture format||SD: 576i 16:9|
|Original release||27 February– 3 April 2006|
Snuff Box (sometimes referred to as Berry & Fulcher's Snuff Box) is a British dark comedy starring and written by Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher with additional material by Nick Gargano. It first aired on BBC Three on 27 February 2006. The series was directed by Brass Eye director Michael Cumming who later directed Berry's Toast Of London.
Starring as fictionalized versions of themselves, Berry plays a hangman ("High Executioner to the King of England"), and Fulcher his assistant. The majority of the programme is set in a "gentlemen's club for hangmen", although the show is also interspersed with sequences of sketches, often featuring different characters.
The series 1 DVD was released on 16 June 2008.
On 11 October 2011, Severin Films released the series on DVD with a bonus CD of music and other exclusive extra features in the North American market.
This list is ordered by the original air dates on BBC Three in the United Kingdom.
|#||Title||Description||Original air date|
|1.1||Rich's Mother||The identity of Rich's mother is a closely guarded secret, but Matt is determined to find out the truth for his own financial gain.||27 February 2006|
|1.2||Matt's Diary||Rich sets out to humiliate Matt by reading extracts from his diary aloud, in front of the other club members – but retribution isn't far away.||6 March 2006|
|1.3||Punchline||Matt is furious that Rich keeps ruining the punchlines of his jokes – especially as he keeps his friend supplied with whisky and women.||13 March 2006|
|1.4||Oh Brothers||Matt and Rich must decide where their loyalties lie when their two brothers pay an unwelcome visit to London and stir up trouble.||20 March 2006|
|1.5||Love Triangle||Tension brews in the strange world of the horrible hangmen, as a beautiful woman causes all kinds of jealous feelings to rise to the fore – and Matt reverts to his devilish ways.||27 March 2006|
|1.6||The Wedding||Rich plans to tie the knot, finally escaping Matt's clutches and leading a life of his own. However, his fellow hangman is determined to keep him in the gentleman's club, whatever it takes.||3 April 2006|
The Snuff Box theme is used repeatedly throughout the series. Matt Berry composed the music, both themes and incidental. He sang most of the vocal parts and played most of the instruments. He recorded the theme tune in his flat. English composer Tony Hatch advised Berry on the brass sections.
- "Interview". BBC. p. 4. Retrieved 4 November 2006.
- "Interview". BBC. p. 5. Retrieved 4 November 2006.
- "Whisky... !: Why BBC3 Should Re-Open Its Snuff Box | Media | The Guardian". The Guardian. August 9, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
- "Rock! Shock! Pop! - Snuff Box - The Complete Series DVD Review". Rock! Shock! Pop!. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- "Matt Berry on the Music of Snuff Box". BBC. Retrieved 1 June 2007.
- "Snuff Dredd". The Velvet Onion. 8 September 2012.