Thompson (TV series)

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Thompson
Genre Variety comedy
Directed by John Stroud
Starring Emma Thompson
Kenneth Branagh
Imelda Staunton
Stephen Moore
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Release
Original network BBC
Original release10 November (1988-11-10) 
15 December 1988 (1988-12-15)

Thompson is a 1988 British television variety series hosted by actress Emma Thompson. The show also starred Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Moore. The show featured musical numbers, as well as comedy skits and appearances by guest stars. Its theme music was Dave Brubeck's "Unsquare Dance."

Emma Thompson British actress and writer

Dame Emma Thompson is a British actress, screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian. One of the UK's most acclaimed actresses, she often portrays enigmatic and matronly characters with a sense of wit, frequently in period dramas and literary adaptations. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, three BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Imelda Staunton British actress

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, is an English stage and screen actress. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Staunton began her career in repertory theatre in the 1970s before appearing in seasons at various theatres in the UK.

Kenneth Branagh British actor, screenwriter, film director and producer

Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is a Northern Irish actor, director, film producer and screenwriter. Branagh trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London; in 2015 he succeeded Richard Attenborough as its president. He has both directed and starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Othello (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), and As You Like It (2006).

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