Edit Dai 'The Pie' Llewelyn: Young rising star of the Britannia Maffia. The show was originally going to be aired on Channel 4, but they decided another 'pathetic' series of Big Brother was required so this took the budget up so James May took the proposition to the BBC who decided to dump the show after the news on Friday nights before Jonathan Ross bores the nation with his anecdotes. The show attracts mainly Top Gear presenters in guest roles due to May's 'connections'.
In a way to keep the budget down May was told by the BBC to only hire actors and actresses from the BBC, with a little bit of cash left over for a few guest stars from season to season. Critics have praised the show calling it a British version of the US series Breaking Bad, but set in the s and not involving meth or a bald guy. Advised by his probation officer against rejoining the police force, Higgenbottom forms his own gang: Throughout the series the mafia take on rival gangs, help people with problems and find any way they can to increase their profits by causing as much chaos as humanly possible while there is the underlying storyline of police corruption within the police force, which Higgenbottom often used as a way to evade prison within the show.
With a bit of BNP thrown in…. Theme Tune The show has a very distinct theme tune, creator James May said of the theme tune what it represents: The only difference between the two are that the words are completely different.
For the closing theme the song is sung to the tune of "Rule Britannia" and goes along the lines of: Britannia Mafia want to rule the waves They want the rest of Britain to become their slaves Characters Edit To save money the show features actors and actresses that have appeared in many other BBC shows. As a result the cast list for Britannia Mafia is very extensive with many minor or recurring characters that only appear now and again.
The main characters in the series are those that are members of the Britannia Mafia itself and the leaders and members of their rival gangs. The list below shows all of the characters that have appeared on the show to date with them being broken down into gangs or organisations as seen on the show: Higgenbottom is an ex-police officer who left after they discovered he was corrupt, and locked him away in prison as a result.
He however maintains that he left because the force was becoming too PC. Johnny is known for arse-raping victims with his long, curvy hook and when trying to evade Police capture he disguises himself as a white masked tamed racing driver. James May was chosen for the role for two main reasons.
The first being that he was tipped to take over the main role on rival show CSI: Swansea from Lee Evan's but the bastards that produce that show decided to cast Vic Reeves instead. Secondly; everyone knows he has racist tendencies and his hatred of cockney rhyming slang so the producers decided that May's character would be based in the most multicultural city in Europe.
Johnny 'The Hook' Higginbottom: Don't mess with him he doesn't like disrespect. Huw Ceredig as Dai 'The Pie' Llewelyn 1x01 - Present - The only Non-English speaker of the Maffia, the producers ran out of budget at the choice for this role so they turned to Wales and got one of its best young rising actors. Dai is known to like pies to due his size. Is a pimp on the side of his mafia duties.
Following Ceredig's death in August James May announced that the character will be written out of the show in the sixth series with Dai dying after eating a tainted pie. The mafia nicknamed her 'Boar the Whore' due to grotesque appearance and size. She somehow ends up with the mafia on its quests. Jonathan Ross as Buck 'The Duck' Buckowski 2x03 - Present - The latest member of the mafia, he is American but not overweight, he likes the Carry On Films and Eastenders , he frequently likes to insult people on their answering machines.
Has his own chat show after Britannia Mafia airs. He is now part of the team and is used whenever they need to break into something. He is in a relationship with a women called Kate and when asked something he always responds with the line "I went to Sandhurst" at which the mafia laugh at. His common weapon of choice is a bit of two-by-four, which he claims is the same size as his penis.
Madison Welch as Busty Sinclair 1x01 - Present - Higgenbottoms page three glamour model girlfriend, she is often nicknamed "Huge tits, tight arse" by the gang.
She comes across as thick on many occasions, but is actually quite clever as she knows all the ins and outs of the female genital region. Her interests include flower arranging, sex and making things pretty. Higgenbottom's close friend and mentor, he is the father of the family. He is small but sits in a really high back leather chair. He cracks stupid jokes from time to time to break up the action and has been likened by the mafia to "The Godfather".
Sue Johnston as Katrina Valentino: Trevor Eve as Bob "Bobby" Valentino: The eldest son of Antonio. Swears a lot and is described as a bit rough around the edges. Likes to shout and beat people up.
Theo Paphitis as Marcus Valentino: The second eldest son of Antonio. Spent several years in prison for shoplifting a biro pen. He is to inherit his dad's empire when he dies, but he refuges to invest his childrens inheritance on silly things. When he is not committing crimes he is the managing director of push-up bra company. Tamzin Outhwaite as Anya Valentino: She runs a chain of hotels that her father stole from the company TravelLodge.
Unknown as Debbie "Mrs V" Valentino: The wife of Marcus. Never been seen on screen although the viewer often hears her voice. She is referenced many times by her husband as "Mrs V". Apart from this little else is known about her. Rumour has it she spends most of her time in the kitchen. The Telford Ten A rival gang from Telford, which is made up of eleven members as the people from there cannot count.
Each member is named after a number: Keith Allan as Number One: The leader of the gang. Julie Graham as Number Two: Female, girlfriend of Number One. Unknown as Number Three: A four year old kid, who is sleeping with his dad's girlfriend. Richard Armitage as Number Four: The fourth member of the gang. Adrian Lester as Number Five: Likes meals out and long walks in the country before he puts a cap in his victims ass.
Was expelled from school because he set fire to it so there was no school to go to, lives with his pet fish, his parents left before he was born. Lauren Crace as Number Seven: Named Number Seven as she has had seven previous sexual partners. Claire Goose as Number Eight: Once tried to rape herself, not really that clever but somehow has a boyfriend.
Bruce Forsyth as Number Nine: Looks like they have been hit in the chin with a brick because they have been hit in the chin with a brick. Unknown as Number Ten: The only gang member whose real name has been mentioned. He first name is Ben as he is Number ten because it rhymes. Ironically he is also ten years old. The one who wants to be part of the gnag and makes out they are hard when they are not.
This person makes up the eleventh member of the gang. It is made up of three members. The gang will appear in series two: Tom Cruise as That One Guy who Stares at people with an Eye patch 2x01 - Present He is an 'old fucking pirate' described to that by Dai who has sailed the seas for years and years.
One day during the ages of World War Two, he was still amazingly young and still wore an eye patch because you KNOW it looks awesome , however, his eye was cut out by nazis when he tried to plunder a Japanese battleship by throwing his own eye at it, so he can actually say his eye was cut out and that's why he wore an eye patch instead of having to lie.
Barry off Eastenders as Ronald Witherspoon 2x01 - Present Pushed his scheming wife off a cliff at Yellowstone, the producers wanted an American actor but thought no let's go for that guy who used to be on Eastenders oh what's his name? William Shaunson oh forget it Barry of Eastenders. Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean Blackadder 2x01 - Present The comic relief character of the show as he is a complete blithering idiot.
He is the latest in the long running Blackadder family. He lost all his fortune which has resulted in him living in a crappy bedsit. He also seems to be suffering from depression and had to trade in his Audi Quattro for a lime green Mini.
Says lots of angry words at enemies in Chinese, some people say that these are swear words. He like to kill his victims by using his long, thick, hard rod to tear up victims.
His common lines included "Drop it!