Starlings. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Loz (Matt King), Fergie (Steve Edge), Jan (Lesley Sharp), Terry (Brendan Coyle), Charlie (Finn Atkins), Gravy (John Dagleish), Bell (Rebecca Night). Image credit: Baby Cow Productions.

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Starlings

Sky1 comedy drama about a dysfunctional family living in Derbyshire. Written by Matt King and Steve Edge

Genre:
Comedy Drama
Broadcast:
2012 - 2013  (Sky1)
Episodes:
16 (2 series)
Starring:
Brendan Coyle, Lesley Sharp, Steve Edge, Matt King, Alan Williams, Rebecca Night, Ukweli Roach, Finn Atkins, John Dagleish
Writers:
Matt King, Steve Edge
Production:
Baby Cow Productions

Starlings follows the lives of a typical working-class brood who live near Matlock in Derbyshire. Granddad has recently moved in, following a rabble-rousing incident at the old folks' home. Rather than see him unhappy, Terry and his warm-hearted wife, Jan, decide to move his father in to their already crammed family home.

Making room for him is Charlie, their 16-year-old football-crazy tomboy daughter; work-shy, reptile enthusiast, Gravy; and beautiful Bell and her brand new baby, Zac, who arrives bang on time for the first episode. Then there's Bell's ex-boyfriend, Reuben, trying to get back with her.

Uncle Loz, Granddad's long-lost son and the artist of the family; and last, but not least, Jan's nephew, Fergie, who offers to bivouac in the garden, after being made homeless when his long-suffering partner chucks him out. And that's it, Starlings - a fully-fledged functional family.