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Diddle Diddle Dumpling

Series 3 - Episode 5 Diddle Diddle Dumpling



In Diddle Diddle Dumpling, househusband David (Reece Shearsmith) is out jogging when he spots a single black shoe abandoned in the street right outside his house. He becomes obsessed with finding its owner — much to the consternation of his wife, Louise (Keeley Hawes, brilliant as ever). Her attempts to distract him are to no avail — he’s fixated on that one wretched shoe. But what is really going on in this increasingly intense short story? Perhaps the truth is hidden in plain sight.

Popping up in supporting roles are Steve Pemberton (as an amiable colleague) and Mathew Baynton (crafty casting), as well as Danny Baker on the radio. But this is very much Shearsmith’s show as he sensitively portrays David’s descent into insanity.

It’s hauntingly directed by Guillem Morales — and, as always, you must keep alert to the very end.


A couple's world is changed forever by the seemingly chance find in a local street of a single black shoe, but the new arrival becomes a life-changing obsession that threatens to come between them and their daughter. Keeley Hawes and Mathew Baynton guest with series regulars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

Cast & Crew

David Reece Shearsmith
Louise Keeley Hawes
Sally Rosa Strudwick
Chris Steve Pemberton
DJ Danny Baker
Ted Mathew Baynton
Director Guillem Morales
Producer Adam Tandy
Writer Steve Pemberton
Writer Reece Shearsmith
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