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Playhouse Presents is a series of self-contained TV plays, made by British broadcaster Sky Arts. The series started airing on 12 April 2012, on Sky Arts 1. Each episode is written by a different writer and stars a different cast.

The four-part adaptation of A Country Doctor's Notebook was also broadcast on the strand in December 2012.

Sky Arts have announced that they are ordering a five-part spin-off of the third play, Nixon’s The One. They say the full cast, including Harry Shearer as Nixon and Henry Goodman as Kissinger, will return for the series run, which will be filmed in September 2012. The series will broadcast in 2013.

The second series began airing in April 2013 featuring Kathy Burke, Frances Barber, Julia Davis, Idris Elba, Anna Friel, Rebecca Front, Stephen Graham, David Harewood, Ian Hart, Sharon Horgan, Mathew Horne, Suranne Jones, Kylie Minogue, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Smith, Johnny Vegas, Marc Warren, Jack Whitehall and Reggie Yates.

  1. Harry Shearer


  2. Kate Hardie


  3. Grayson Perry


  4. Stanley Kutler


Series Cast

  1. Stellan Skarsgård as

    Stellan Skarsgård

    1 Episode

  2. Tim Key as Jonah

    Tim Key


    1 Episode

  3. Matthew Perry as The Charismatic Man

    Matthew Perry

    The Charismatic Man

    1 Episode

  4. Kimberley Nixon as Jessica

    Kimberley Nixon


    1 Episode

  5. Mark Strong as Nosferatu

    Mark Strong


    1 Episode

  6. Petr Vaněk as Fonso

    Petr Vaněk


    1 Episode

  7. Jane Horrocks as Jacky

    Jane Horrocks


    1 Episode

  8. Jason Watkins as Andy

    Jason Watkins


    1 Episode

  9. Ashley Walters as Armani

    Ashley Walters


    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 3

2014 • 9 Episodes

Season 3 of Playhouse Presents premiered on May 1, 2014.

King For a Term

(3x9, July 9, 2015)

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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