The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin
Genre
Created by
  • Claire Downes
  • Ian Jarvis
  • Stuart Lane
Directed by
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Running time32–33 minutes
Production companyBig Talk Studios
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseMarch 1, 2024 (2024-03-01) –
present (present)

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin is a British historical comedy television series starring Noel Fielding as the title character. Developed by Big Talk Studios, the series premiered on 1 March 2024 on Apple TV+.

Premise

A fictional take on the life of Dick Turpin, leader of the Essex Gang, who commits numerous petty crimes with the hope of becoming England's greatest highwayman while being pursued by the thief-taker Jonathan Wilde and the secretive criminal organisation, The Syndicate.

Cast

Main

Featured

The following cast members have been credited amongst the main cast in a single episode.

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected by [1]Written by [1]Original release date [2]
1"A Legend Is Born (Sort Of)"Ben PalmerClaire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane with Noel FieldingMarch 1, 2024 (2024-03-01)
Dick Turpin rejects the idea of becoming an apprentice butcher under his father and sets out to become a famous highwayman. He soon finds himself the new leader of the Essex Gang and runs afoul of the thief-taker Jonathan Wilde.
2"The Unrobbable Coach"Ben PalmerRichard Naylor with Noel FieldingMarch 1, 2024 (2024-03-01)
When the Essex Gang attempts to rob the fabled Unrobbable Coach, Honesty gets cursed to become its new driver. Meanwhile, Nell leaves the gang to try and join a more notorious one.
3"Run Wilde"Ben PalmerRichard Naylor and Jon BrittainMarch 8, 2024 (2024-03-08)
After a successful heist of gold bars in London, Dick finds himself on the run from the Syndicate, England's most notorious criminal organisation, with the help of an unexpected ally: Jonathan Wilde, who is chained to him.
4"Curse of the Reddlehag"George KaneJon BrittainMarch 15, 2024 (2024-03-15)
The Essex Gang accidentally frees a powerful witch and enlists Craig's help in an attempt to capture her before she can kill the whole village.
5"Tommy Silversides"George KaneJon Brittain and Richard NaylorMarch 22, 2024 (2024-03-22)
A dashing new highwayman arrives and ignites a rivalry with Dick, challenging him to a duel for control over the Essex Gang. Meanwhile, Nell has an unexpected reunion with Lady Gwinear, her mother and leader of the Syndicate.
6"Turpin Time"George KaneRichard Naylor and Jon BrittainMarch 29, 2024 (2024-03-29)
Imprisoned and sentenced to death, Dick attempts to escape from the Syndicate and reunite with his gang, who are now under the control of Tommy Silversides.

Production

It was announced in April 2022 that Apple TV+ had greenlit a series starring Noel Fielding as the highwayman Dick Turpin.[3] In August 2023, additional casting including Hugh Bonneville, Asim Chaudhry and Tamsin Greig was announced.[4] Episodes one to three are directed by Ben Palmer and episodes four to six are directed by George Kane. Episode one is written by show creators Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane with Noel Fielding and episodes two to six are written by Jon Brittain and Richard Naylor with Fielding.[1]

Production had commenced at the time of the series announced in April 2022.[3]

The series was partly filmed at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire.

Release

The series premiered on Apple TV+ on 1 March 2024.[5]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 87% approval rating, based on 23 critic reviews.[6] On Metacritic, the series holds a weighted average score of 71 out of 100, based on 6 critics.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c Apple TV+ Press (5 February 2024). "Apple TV+ debuts trailer for Noel Fielding-led comedy "The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin," premiering globally March 1". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z – Dead Hot on Prime Video". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 28 February 2024.
  3. ^ a b Grater, Tom (12 April 2022). "Noel Fielding Starring As Highwayman Dick Turpin In Apple TV+ Comedy-Adventure Series; First Look Images". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  4. ^ Dessau, Bruce (2 August 2023). "All Star Cast Announced For Noel Fielding's Dick Turpin". Beyond the Joke. Retrieved 17 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Apple TV+ sets March 1 global premiere for new Noel Fielding-led comedy "The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin". Apple TV+ Press (Press release). 17 January 2024.
  6. ^ "The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 1 March 2024.
  7. ^ "The Completely Made-up Adventures of Dick Turpin: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 March 2024.