Vicki Pepperdine (born 24 July 1961) is an English comedy actress and writer. She was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for co-writing the BBC sitcom Getting On (2009–12), and was also nominated for a British Comedy Award for her portrayal of Pippa Moore in the series.

Vicki Pepperdine
Vicki Pepperdine in May 2019
Born (1961-07-24) 24 July 1961 (age 62)
London, England
Alma materEast 15 Acting School
Occupation(s)Actress, writer
Years active1994–present



Born in London, Pepperdine co-wrote and starred in the BBC Four sitcom Getting On with Jo Brand and Joanna Scanlan. Shared with Brand and Scanlan, she was nominated for two BAFTA TV Awards for Best Writing, and won two Writers' Guild of Great Britain awards, a Royal Television Society award and a British Comedy Award for her contributions to the show. For radio, she and Melanie Hudson formed the comedy duo Hudson and Pepperdine; the pair wrote and starred in BBC Radio 4's The Hudson and Pepperdine Show from 2000 onwards.[1] Pepperdine hosts a podcast with Julia Davis, entitled Dear Joan and Jericha.

Pepperdine's parents both worked in the NHS in south-west London (partly inspiring Getting On). After studying History of Art at the University of East Anglia, and subsequently working for Help the Aged and in publishing, at the age of 27 Pepperdine applied to East 15 Acting School in Debden, because her heroine Alison Steadman had studied there.[2]

Pepperdine has also had recurring television roles in Julia Davis's Sky Atlantic series Camping; The Woman In White for BBC One; the Channel 4 series High and Dry and The Windsors, in the latter of which she played Princess Anne; the BBC Three series Together; the BBC Four sitcom Up the Women; and the comedy drama Grass. She has appeared in over 50 TV shows, including episodes of Rev, Midsomer Murders, Still Open All Hours, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Twenty Twelve, Lovesick, frequent collaborator Julia Davis' dark comedy Nighty Night, Jack Dee's Lead Balloon, Steve Coogan's I'm Alan Partridge and Mid Morning Matters, Saxondale, and Miranda Hart's Christmas Unwrapped and Miranda. In 2014, Pepperdine played Harry Hill's housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm on BBC One.[3] She played the regular role of midwife Anna Nikolayevna in both series of A Young Doctor's Notebook.[4]

Her theatre work includes the role of Mrs Candour in Deborah Warner's 2011 production of The School for Scandal at the Barbican Centre.[5]

In 2014, she co-wrote, co-produced and starred in Puppy Love, again with Joanna Scanlan (with whom she established a production company, George and George). Pepperdine is an executive producer on HBO's adaption of Getting On, and reprised her role as Pippa Moore in the season three episode "Am I Still Me?".

In 2017 Pepperdine appeared in comedy feature Eaten by Lions alongside Antonio Aakeel and Jack Carroll, directed by Jason Wingard.[6]

In 2018, she appeared in the Sky Atlantic sitcom Sally4Ever. She also appeared in the 2018 film Johnny English Strikes Again.

In 2019, it was announced that Pepperdine was working on a new TV show, an adaptation of Lissa Evans' comic novel Old Baggage.[7] In that same year, she appeared as Aunt Sally in the BBC children's miniseries, Worzel Gummidge.




Year Title Role Director
2001 Gypsy Woman Kate Sheree Folkson
2002 Thunderpants Reporter Peter Hewitt
2003 Blackball Henna Haired Mel Smith
2017 My Cousin Rachel Mrs Pascoe Roger Michell
2017 Goodbye Christopher Robin Betty Simon Curtis
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again Lydia David Kerr
2019 Eaten by Lions Ellen Jason Wingard
2019 How to Build a Girl Smart DSS Woman Coky Giedroyc
2022 We Are Not Alone Trater Fergal Costello
2023 Magic Mike's Last Dance Edna Eaglebauer Steven Soderbergh
2023 Poor Things Mrs Prim Yorgos Lanthimos


Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Bill Michelle Grainger Series 10 (guest; #10.55)
1997 Linda Martins Series 13 (guest; #13.36)
1997 Dad WPC Series 1 (guest; #1.5)
1998–99 How Do You Want Me? Warren’s Wife Series 1–2 (guest; #1.2 & #2.2)
1998 Comedy Nation Various Series 1
1998 The Bill Mrs Parker Series 14 (guest; #14.26)
1998 In the Red Bank Manager 1 Miniseries (guest; episode 2)
1998 Vanity Fair Ann Dobbin Miniseries (guest; episodes 4 & 5)
1999 Coming Soon Jen T film
1999 Big Bad World Mum in park Series 1 (guest; #1.5)
1999 People Like Us Series 1 (guest; #1.2)
2000 Beast Briony’s Friends Series 1 (guest; #1.4)
2000 Rhona Ally Elvis Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2001 Los Dos Bros Therapist Series 1 (main; 5 episodes)
2001 World of Pub Woman in Pub Series 1 (guest; #1.6)
2001 Station Jim Nurse TV film
2001 Mr Charity Hospice receptionist Series 1 (guest; #1.4)
2002 I'm Alan Partridge Patricia Lessing Series 2 (guest; #2.3)
2002 TLC Chiropodist Series 1 (guest; #1.5)
2003 Grass Lucy Series 1 (recurring; #1.3, #1.6 & #1.8)
2004 Nighty Night Mrs Horner Series 1 (guest; #1.1)
2004 My Family Martha Series 5 (guest; #5.8)
2004–05 Doc Martin Mrs Richards Series 1–2 (guest; #1.2 & 2.2)
2004 Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures Carlo Fisher TV film
2004 Green Wing Neighbour Series 1 (guest; #1.9)
2005 Dead Man Weds Annouska Series 1 (guest; #1.4)
2005 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Consultant Series 5 (guest; #5.9)
2006 Pinochet in Suburbia Interviewer TV film
2006 Saxondale Squirrel Woman Series 1 (guest; #1.5)
2006 The Only Boy for Me Mrs Anderson TV film
2006 Lead Balloon Newsagent Series 1 (guest; #1.2)
2007 Holby City Lynn Cassidy Series 9 (guest; #9.48)
2009 No Signal! Series 1 (guest; #1.8)
2009–12 Getting On Pippa Moore Series 1–3 (main; all 15 episodes)
2010 Life of Riley Miss Kennedy Series 2 (guest; #2.3)
2011 Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge Terri Cohen Series 1 (recurring; 3 episodes)
2012 New Tricks Madeleine Simmons Series 8 (guest; #8.1)
2012 Twenty Twelve Sarah Slocombe Series 2 (guest; #2.4)
2012–13 A Young Doctor’s Notebook Anna Series 1–2 (main; all 8 episodes)
2012 Miranda Eaters Anonymous Leader Series 3 (guest; #3.1)
2013–15 Up the Women Gwen Series 1–2 (main; all 9 episodes)
2013 Chickens Hesta Series 1 (main; 5 episodes)
2014 Rev Geri Tennison Series 3 (guest; #3.1 & #3.5)
2014 Lovesick Abigail Series 1 (guest; #1.1)
2014 Puppy Love Naomi Singh Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2014 The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm Mrs Flittersnoop TV film
2015 Still Open All Hours Mrs Dawlish Series 1 (guest; #1.4)
2015 Together Lesley Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2015 Getting On (American version) Pippa Moore Season 3 (guest; #3.4)
2015 Professor Branestawm Returns Mrs Flittersnoop TV film
2016 Camping Fiona Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2016–23 The Windsors Princess Anne Series 1–3 (recurring; 6 episodes)and 2023 Coronation Special
2017 Midsomer Murders Barbara Walton Series 19 (guest; #19.2)
2017 The Educatoror Liz Church Miniseries (main; all 3 episodes)
2017 Summer Comedy Shorts Alison Miniseries (guest; 1 episode)
2018 Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators Penelope Pinchot Series 1 (guest; #1.2)
2018 The Woman in White Mrs Michelson Miniseries (guest; 3 episodes)
2018 High & Dry Harriett Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2018 Cuckoo Debbie Series 4 (guest; #4.5)
2018 The Reluctant Landlord Head Teacher Series 1 (guest; #1.1 & #1.2)
2018 Sally4Ever Belinda Series 1 (guest; 3 episodes)
2019 Wild Bill Broadbent Series 1 (recurring; 3 episodes)
2019 Defending the Guilty Beth Series 1 (guest; #1.3)
2019– Worzel Gummidge Aunt Sally Series 1– (main; 3 episodes)
2020– The Trouble with Maggie Cole Karen Saxton Series 1– (main; 6 episodes)
2020 We Hunt Together DSI Susan Smart Series 1 (main; all 6 episodes)
2022- Bad Education Bernadette Hoburn Reunion special, Series 4, Series 5
2023 A Small Light Gerdi Lange TV Miniseries


  1. ^ "The Hudson and Pepperdine Show". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan turn to the world of dog training in new BBC sitcom Puppy Love". The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 August 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "The Problem with Professor Branestawm". The Guardian. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ "A Young Doctor's Notebook". Big Talk. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  5. ^ "The School for Scandal". Barbican. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Filming underway on new movie Eaten by Lions". British Comedy Guide. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ Chortle - New Suffragette Comedy for Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan