Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Addy (Aqib Khan), Craggy (Shaun Thomas), Liam (Liam Williams), Young Liam (Oscar Kennedy), Ralph (Samuel Bottomley).


BBC Three (Online) sitcom about growing up. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Liam Williams, Oscar Kennedy, Samuel Bottomley, Shaun Thomas and others.

Another series is in development.

Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Liam (Liam Williams), Penelope (Celeste Dring).

Series 1, Episode 5 - Schnecker

Liam finds himself doing cocaine with a stranger and wonders, was he always so reckless?

Further details

Liam finds himself doing lines of cocaine at a warehouse party on a Tuesday night with a stranger called Penelope. Realising he has a (long-awaited) mental health assessment the next morning he plans to go home, but he can't quite drag himself away. Has he always been this reckless?

Leeds, early noughties. Ralph has an empty house during the school half-term. To make the most of this newfound freedom, the lads try to buy weed from the town's most prolific drug-dealer, Maskill. He quickly informs them his business has changed - he only sells cocaine now.

Ralph takes a gram on credit. While Addy and Craggy refuse to try it, Ralph and Liam are swept up in the excitement and invite Rupert and Tinhead over to Ralph's empty house. When Maskill and a group of strangers turn up to join proceedings, Ralph's small gathering becomes a big house party.

The following morning Liam wakes up to find that Ralph has ran up a serious debt with Maskill, who has taken the family television as a deposit. Can they get the money together in time to repay Ralph's debt before his parents return home?

Publication details

Sunday 24th November 2019

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Liam Williams Liam
Oscar Kennedy Young Liam
Samuel Bottomley Ralph
Shaun Thomas Craggy
Aqib Khan Addy
Nick Preston Rupert
Jordan Pearson Tinhead
Guest cast
Rob Oldham Sam
Celeste Dring Penelope
William Fox Maskill
Jamali Maddix Brett
Jacob Hawley Mashed Person
Writing team
Liam Williams Writer
Production team
Jonathan Schey Director
Joe Nunnery Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer

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