Doll & Em

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Doll & Em
Genre Comedy
Created by
Written by
Directed byAzazel Jacobs
  • Emily Mortimer
  • Dolly Wells
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Executive producers
Producer Alessandro Nivola
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyKing Bee Productions
Original network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release18 February 2014 (2014-02-18) 
8 July 2015 (2015-07-08)
External links
Official website

Doll & Em is a British comedy television series created by and starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. A six-episode order was commissioned by Sky Living in 2013. The series was directed and co-written by Azazel Jacobs. [1] A 124-minute theatrical cut of the series was shown at the London Film Festival, premiering 10 October 2013. [2] Sky Living premiered Doll & Em on 18 February 2014. The American cable network HBO acquired the series in September 2013, and premiered it on 19 March 2014. [1] [3]


On 16 October 2014, Sky Living renewed the show for a second series, [4] which started broadcasting on 3 June 2015 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.



The show is about an actress named Em and her best friend Doll as they navigate their friendship once Em hires Doll to be her assistant. It also explores the characters' roles in the entertainment industry. Additionally, the plot concerns the making of Em's new movie. [7]


Series 1 (2014)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1" Azazel Jacobs Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs18 February 2014 (2014-02-18)
2"Episode 2"Azazel JacobsEmily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs25 February 2014 (2014-02-25)
3"Episode 3"Azazel JacobsEmily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs4 March 2014 (2014-03-04)
4"Episode 4"Azazel JacobsEmily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs11 March 2014 (2014-03-11)
5"Episode 5"Azazel JacobsEmily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs18 March 2014 (2014-03-18)
6"Episode 6"Azazel JacobsEmily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)

Series 2 (2015)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 7"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
3 June 2015 (2015-06-03)
2"Episode 8"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
10 June 2015 (2015-06-10)
3"Episode 9"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
17 June 2015 (2015-06-17)
4"Episode 10"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
24 June 2015 (2015-06-24)
5"Episode 11"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
1 July 2015 (2015-07-01)
6"Episode 12"Azazel JacobsStory by: Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells & Azazel Jacobs
Teleplay by: Emily Mortimer & Dolly Wells
8 July 2015 (2015-07-08)

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