Culshaw and Brydon star in BBC2 idents

Jon Culshaw is to play Sir Alan Sugar and Morgan Freeman, and Rob Brydon is to appear as himself, in the new idents for BBC2 comedy.

The “2” figure has already appeared as a dog in two sketches – one featuring the cast of Absolute Power searching for a pet to soften Tony Blair’s image, and the other in The Catherine Tate Show refusing to fetch a ball.

The comedy shorts, devised by BBC Broadcast, are to continue with four new executions later this summer.

One shows Culshaw’s Sugar shouting “You’re fired!” after the fluffy 2 fails to properly respond to one of his lectures on company loyalty. In another, Culshaw appears as Freeman playing a disillusioned cop lecturing his new partner – an optimistic 2 – about the reality of life on the beat.

The other two sketches show Brydon telling 2 about life as an actor, the importance of learning your lines and not working with children and pets.

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