Back. Image shows from L to R: Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb).

Back

Channel 4 sitcom starring Mitchell & Webb. 12 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Penny Downie, Louise Brealey and others.

Back. Image shows from L to R: Wendy (Penny Ryder), Phil (Clive Francis).

Series 2, Episode 5

Andrew helps Alison's parents to make a life-changing decision. So Alison and Stephen conspire to solve the Andrew problem once and for all. Meanwhile, Geoff's relationship collapses.

Further details

Alison's parents, with the help of Andrew, have made a huge life decision that leaves Alison shocked and angry.

To Stephen's dismay Ellen and Julian announce their engagement, just as Geoff's new relationship spectacularly collapses and he is faced with having to sell his farm and move away. To complicate matters further, Cass reveals that she was romantically involved with Geoff's parther. And when Alison suspcts that the demise of a loved one is very probably Andrew's responsibility, she and Stephen conspire to hatch a potentially deadly plan that will solve the Andrew problem once and for all.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 18th February 2021
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Mitchell Stephen
Robert Webb Andrew
Penny Downie Ellen
Louise Brealey Cass
Geoffrey McGivern Uncle Geoff
Jessica Gunning Jan
Oliver Maltman Mike
Olivia Poulet Alison
John MacMillan Julian
Clive Francis Phil
Penny Ryder Wendy
Guest cast
Emily Lloyd Saini Sarah Giles (Vet)
Sevilla Delofski Cat Owner
Mercedes Grower Vet's Receptionist
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
Fay Rusling Writer
Oriane Messina Writer
Production team
George Kane Director
Lyndsay Robinson Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
David Mitchell Executive Producer
Robert Webb Executive Producer
Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Victoria Grew Executive Producer
Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of another repeat
  • This episode's inital overnight ratings
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see casting director, composer, production designer, line producer, 1st assistant director, make-up designer, costume designer, editor & director of photography credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?