Written byJohnny Vaughan
Ed Allen
Directed byDominic Brigstocke
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Executive producersSophie Clarke-Jervoise
Geoffrey Perkins
ProducersBradley Adams
Michael Jacob
Production locationsActon, West London
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Audio formatStereo
Original release10 September (2001-09-10) –
29 October 2001 (2001-10-29)
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'Orrible is a British television sitcom produced by the BBC. Broadcast in 2001, it was written by and starred Johnny Vaughan. Vaughan stars as a cheeky chappy taxi-cab driver and wannabe small-time criminal in Acton (west London). Despite the BBC being confident and heavily promoting the series, it was panned by critics for the script and Vaughan's acting ability. It achieved very low viewing figures and ran for one series, and has never been repeated by the BBC. "Ultimately, it was shit" said Vaughan in a 2004 interview in The Stage. James Buckley made his acting debut playing Sean's son (and Paul's godson) in the sixth episode, Two Men and a Bastard.[1]

In 2017, Vaughan approached the BBC with prospect to repeat the series either via BBC Four or on-line channel BBC Three to mark its 15th Anniversary, both with a sense of irony but also to potentially gain it new recognition. The BBC did not pursue Vaughan's suggestion.



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