Bad Move. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Jack Dee), Nicky (Kerry Godliman). Copyright: Open Mike Productions
Bad Move

Bad Move

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman star as a married couple who move to the countryside from the city, but it soon all goes horribly wrong. Also features Miles Jupp, Manjinder Virk, Seann Walsh, Philip Jackson, Sue Vincent and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Country Pile

Bad Move. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Jack Dee), Honest John (Alexander Kirk). Copyright: Open Mike Productions
Nicky and Steve's dream of an idyllic country life is proving further away than ever as they struggle to find a builder willing to fix the gaping hole in their roof.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th September 2018
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 21st September 2018 11:50pm ITV1
Tuesday 12th February 2019 8:00pm ITV4
Tuesday 24th December 2019 2:20am ITV4
Thursday 24th December 2020 2:05am ITV4

Cast & crew

Jack Dee Steve
Kerry Godliman Nicky
Miles Jupp Matt
Manjinder Virk Meena
Seann Walsh Grizzo
Philip Jackson Ken
Sue Vincent Shannon
Aaryan Basu Silas
Isvari Ghai Pipps
George Somner Bronson
John Biggins Gareth (Voice)
Guest cast
Pablo Raybould Dennis the Builder
Billy Wright Community Supervisor
Alexander Kirk Honest John
Liz May Brice Newsreader
Kirsty Woodward Janet Dawson
Writing team
Jack Dee Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Debbie Pisani (as Debs Pisani) Producer
Andrew Beint Executive Producer
Jack Dee Associate Producer
Pete Sinclair Associate Producer
Jo Alloway Line Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Thorin Thompson Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Natalie Rogers (as Natalie Rogers-Wenzel) Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Vicky Voller Make-up Designer
Ian Masterson Composer
Joe Holweger Composer
Peter Griffiths 1st Assistant Director


Honest John the Builder

Is honest John the builder just the man Steve and Nicky are looking for?

Featuring: Jack Dee (Steve), Kerry Godliman (Nicky), Philip Jackson (Ken) & Alexander Kirk (Honest John).


Despite some middling reviews, the first series of the Jack Dee-fronted comedy about a couple swapping the city for the countryside garnered decent ratings. It returns for a second run, with Steve (Dee) and Nicky (Kerry Godliman) still having problems with their wreck of a home - not least the hole in the ceiling.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 19th September 2018

Bad Move: a confusing waste of Jack Dee's talents

The problem - OK, one of the problems - with Bad Move (ITV), Dee's sitcom with Pete Sinclair, which began a second series last night, is that Dee's character Steve is not made unhappy enough.

Benji Wilson, The Telegraph, 19th September 2018

Review: Bad Move

Jack Dee's Bad Move is a tired and unimaginative sitcom about life in the countryside.

Sarah Carson, i Newspaper, 19th September 2018

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