Cardinal Burns

Cardinal Burns
Genre Sketch comedy
Written by Seb Cardinal
Dustin Demri-Burns
Matt Morgan
Keith Mottram
Directed by Ben Taylor
Starring Seb Cardinal
Dustin Demri-Burns
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Andy Harries
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 29 mins
Production company(s) Left Bank Pictures
Original network E4 (series 1)
Channel 4 (series 2)
Original release 8 May 2012 (2012-05-08) – present
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Cardinal Burns is a British television sketch show starring Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns.

The first series began on 8 May 2012 on E4, before moving to Channel 4 for the second series in 2014.[1]

Series 1 (2012)

Recurring characters included The Office Flirt, a pair of Cockney cabbies, and a middle-class spoken word poet, alongside parodies of Banksy and "scripted reality" programmes such as The Hills and Made in Chelsea.

Ensemble cast members for this series were Bridget Christie, James Puddephatt, Aisling Bea, Fiona Button, Lucinda Dryzek, Simon Coombs, Ayuk Marchant, Clare Warde, William Hartley,Terence Maynard and Travis Oliver.

Series 2 (2014)

Cardinal Burns was renewed by Channel 4 for a second series in September 2012.[2] On 10 May 2013, Channel 4 confirmed that the show would move from E4. The second series began airing on 30 April 2014.



The series received generally positive reviews.[4] The Guardian praised the characters and performances and called the show "refreshing",[5] The Independent on Sunday said the show was "sharply written [and] nicely paced",[6] and The Metro found it "original and funny".[7] the Daily Mail, on the other hand disliked the show and said "half an hour of Chinese burns from an angry gorilla would've been less painful".[8]


  1. "Cardinal Burns Series 2 confirmed for Channel 4 move". British Comedy Guide. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  2. "Cardinal Burns to return for second series". British Comedy Guide. 17 September 2012.
  3. "The British Comedy Awards – The British Comedy Awards". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  4. "Cardinal Burns – Reviews and Press Articles". The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  5. Wollaston, Sam (2012-05-03). "TV review: Cardinal Burns; Great Ormond Street". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  6. Epstein, Robert (2012-05-13). "Prisoners of War, Sky Arts 1, Thursday, Episodes, BBC2, Friday Cardinal Burns, E4, Tuesday". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  7. Watson, Keith (2012-06-03). "Cardinal Burns could save the British comedy duo". Metro. Retrieved 2012-06-03.
  8. Hyland, Ian (2012-06-03). "BBC Planet Earth Live by IAN HYLAND: Who wants to watch a Hamster in the jungle?". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2012-06-03.

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