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


  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Also features Penny Downie, Louise Brealey, Geoffrey McGivern, Jessica Gunning, Oliver Maltman and more.

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Series 2, Episode 6

Back. Image shows from L to R: Ellen (Penny Downie), Julian (John MacMillan)
Stephen and Alison try to track down Andrew's birth mother, but have they crossed a line?

Further details

Stephen and Alison, keen for revenge, are on a road trip to track down Andrew's birth mother. Meanwhile Alison's newly-single mum is working at the Barleycorn, out of place and miserable. Geoff has a crisis when he's offered a fortune to sell the picturesque burial plot next to his late wife's.

As Stephen and Alison get close to achieving their goal - with the help of the mysterious 'Old George' - have they crossed a line? Emotions run high as Alison's rescue dog takes a sinister interest in Ellen, Stephen and Andrew distrust Julian, and a new arrival surprises everyone.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th February 2021
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th February 2021 1:25am C4
Monday 1st March 2021 4:20am 4seven

Cast & crew

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
Caius Luckyn-Malone Young Andrew
Sebastian Patterson Young Stephen
Guest cast
Laurence Dobiesz Punter
Janette Legge Homeowner
Alice Lowe Joanna
Dan March Garden Centre Employee
Angela Sims Sarah Donnelly
Philip Tomlin Jake Adams
Melissa Woodbridge Supermarket Supervisor
Writing team
Simon Blackwell Writer
Will Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Martin Writer (Additional Material)
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
Jo Alloway Line Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Rosy Thomas Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Claire Finlay-Thompson Costume Designer
Sean Van Hales Director of Photography
Lisa Halstead Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Andy Stenning 1st Assistant Director

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