Stag is a British black comedy television serial created by Jim Field Smith and George Kay, starring Jim Howick, Stephen Campbell Moore, Pilou Asbæk, JJ Feild, Rufus Jones, Amit Shah, Reece Shearsmith, and Tim Key. The three-part series, directed by Jim Field Smith from his scripts co-written with George Kay, began broadcasting on BBC Two, in the United Kingdom, on 27 February 2016.
|Written by||Jim Field Smith|
|Directed by||Jim Field Smith|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Producer(s)||Jim Field Smith|
|Running time||58 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two (UK)|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||27 February –|
12 March 2016
Eight men set off on a hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands, a stag party for "Johnners". Ian, the bride's brother, is a last minute addition to the party after somebody else dropped out. Being less of an alpha male than the others, he is immediately singled out for ridicule, but remains with the group because he has promised his sister that he will look after her fiancé. After insulting the gamekeeper who best man "Ledge" has hired to take them hunting in the woods, the old man abandons the group, leaving them to fend for themselves. After setting up camp, a mysterious figure begins killing them off one by one. The group soon find themselves running for their lives, all while speculating who the killer could be.
- Jim Howick as Ian
- Stephen Campbell Moore as Johnners
- JJ Feild as Ledge
- Rufus Jones as Cosmo
- Amit Shah as Mex
- Pilou Asbæk as Neils
- Reece Shearsmith as Wendy
- Tim Key as Aitken
- Christiaan Van Vuuren as Christoph
- James Cosmo as The Gamekeeper
- Sharon Rooney as Brodie
- Tom Davis as Chef
- Amanda Abbington as Fran
- Ruta Gedmintas as Sophie
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- "BBC comedy Stag: 'The idea of stripping them naked and making them cross a raging torrent was very appealing'". Guardian. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.