This is the fifth episode of That Mitchell and Webb Look. It is the fifth episode overall. It originally aired October 12th, 2006.[1]



Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Includes a chance to swim with, and ultimately get eaten by, a very angry great white shark called Owen; the latest quiz show, the Hole In the Ring, where members of the public get insulted for no good reason; a mysterious lost tribe living in the heart of a suburban garden centre.[2]

Sketch ListEdit


Picture Title/Description/Cast Sidenotes
Hole in the Ring
Runner: The host of "Hole in the Ring" criticizes the show's players.
Barry Crisp: Swim with a Great White Shark
Recurring: Barry Crisp tricks his customer into getting into a cage with a shark.
  • Barry Crisp: David Mitchell
  • Customer: Robert Webb
Snooker Commentators: Lawrence Caswell and Mike Sylvester
Recurring / Runner: Ted and Peter discuss the pairing of two gay snooker players against each other.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Garden Centre Tribe
Runner: Martin is kidnapped by an indigenous tribe at the garden centre.
  • Martin: David Mitchell
  • Utapu: Robert Webb
  • Pontempi: Abigail Burdess
  • Tribesman #1: James Bachman
  • Tribesman #2: Mark Evans
  • Woman: Olivia Colman
  • Man: David Cantor
Hole in the Ring: Part II
Runner: The host has a go at one of his contestants and kicks him off the show.
  • Host: Robert Webb
  • John: David Mitchell
  • Sally: Olivia Colman
  • Matt: James Bachman
  • Julia: Abigail Burdess
  • William: Unknown

Corner Shop (Lager Beer)
Hugh has a dilemma at the corner shop.
  • Hugh: David Mitchell
  • John: Robert Webb
Snooker Commentators: Lawrence Caswell and Mike Sylvester: Part II
Recurring / Runner: Peter discusses his wasted years.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
It's About the Fridge Door
A husband and wife get in a backwards argument.
  • Husband: David Mitchell
  • Wife: Olivia Colman
Small Talk
Recurring: Raymond Terrific endures a format experiment discussing tiny matters of no real consequence.
  • Raymond Terrific: Robert Webb
  • Anita: Olivia Colman
  • Tony: David Mitchell
  • Zach Chauncery: James Bachman
  • Lion: Mark Evans?


Garden Centre Tribe: Part II
Runner: To halt the retail diversification that is destroying native land, Martin is sarcrificed.
  • Martin: David Mitchell
  • Utapu: Robert Webb
  • Pontempi: Abigail Burdess
  • Tribesman #1 / Friend #2: James Bachman
  • Tribesman #2: Mark Evans
  • Friend #1: Olivia Colman
Behind the Scenes: Birthday Card
David is unimpressed by Robert's birthday card and helps revise it.
  • David Mitchell: Himself
  • Robert Webb: Himself
  • Gareth Edwards: Himself
  • David Kerr: Himself
Recurring: Welcome to the German version of Numberwang!
  • David Mitchell: Host
  • Julie: Olivia Colman
  • Simon: Paterson Joseph
  • Men Behind the Board: Robert Webb, James Bachman
  • Character Introductions: Julie is a Hamburger and Simon is a Frankfurter. In English: "Julie, how are you?" "No." "Simon?" "Yes."
  • :Rotate the Board: Robert acts as a dentist pulling James' teeth out.
  • :Wangernumb: Julie loses by accidentally speaking English and a bag labeled, "Nein," is put over her head. This makes Simon the winner, being awarded an alpine hat, decorative keg, and a signed photo of David Hasselhoff.
  • Julie losing by accidentally speaking English is a reference to "The Great Escape."
  • The scene that Robert and James reenact is based off of "Marathon Man."
Tongue Brush
A toothbrush marketer reveals the next big thing.
  • Boss: David Mitchell
  • Employee #1: Robert Webb
  • Chaz: James Bachman
  • Employee #3: Olivia Colman
Snooker Commentators: Lawrence Caswell and Mike Sylvester: Part III
Recurring / Runner: Ted discusses his realizations of the gay community.
  • Ted Wilkes: David Mitchell
  • Peter DeCoursey: Robert Webb
Behind the Scenes: Vacation Photos
Robert shows David some naughty vacation photos.
  • Robert Webb: Himself
  • David Mitchell: Himself