Badults. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Tom Parry), Matthew (Matthew Crosby), Ben (Ben Clark). Copyright: The Comedy Unit


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Studio sitcom starring sketch group Pappy's as flatmates. Stars Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry, Ben Clark, Jack Docherty, Katherine Ryan and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - Cool

Carabine wants his company to get back its cool and, with Rachel injured, it's up to Matthew to prove to his boss he's hip and happening. Ben is busy aligning his chakras and Tom records a dance track.

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Further details

Badults. Image shows from L to R: Matthew (Matthew Crosby), Tom (Tom Parry), Ben (Ben Clark). Copyright: The Comedy Unit

Injured and 'uncool', Rachel's sent home by Carabine and joins Tom and Ben for a rare day off, but far from relaxing she's quickly helping Tom record a dance anthem using a bleepy remote control.

Ben's managed to transport himself deep in to the realms of his subconscious where bizarre spirit guides, who look suspiciously like his flatmates, help him achieve enlightenment.

Matthew's been tasked with transforming the office vibe of Carabine Promotions but only manages to transform himself, as he attempts to be as rad as Awesome-Sauce radio star DJ Ribby.

For all three Badults the road to 'cool' makes for a fantastical journey of enlightenment, featuring spiders, scooters, centaurs, wet suits, hairy monks, chewable vitamin C and a handy poster on the wall.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 20th August 2013
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 21st August 2013 1:30am BBC3
Thursday 22nd August 2013 2:30am BBC3
Sunday 25th August 2013 12:30am BBC3
Sunday 25th August 2013 3:30am BBC3
Monday 26th August 2013 1:45am BBC3
Monday 26th August 2013 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 14th December 2013 3:00am BBC3

Cast & crew

Matthew Crosby Matthew
Tom Parry Tom
Ben Clark Ben
Jack Docherty Carabine
Emer Kenny Rachel
Guest cast
Phil Nichol Fuzzy
Colin Hoult DJ Ribby
Writing team
Matthew Crosby Writer
Ben Clark Writer
Tom Parry Writer
Andrew Collins Script Editor
Production team
Ben Kellett Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Rab Christie Executive Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Mark Lawrence Editor
Iain McDonald Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer


Cool Carabine

Carabine Promotions has lost its vibe and Mr Carabine is looking to his staff for ideas.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Matthew Crosby (Matthew), Jack Docherty (Carabine), Emer Kenny (Rachel) & Phil Nichol (Fuzzy).

The Badults Band

Ben's been chanting when he meditates so Tom and Rachel have sampled it as part of a new dance anthem they've created.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Ben Clark (Ben), Emer Kenny (Rachel) & Tom Parry (Tom).

Episode 5 outtakes

There's an actual fire in the studio!

Featuring: Ben Clark (Ben), Matthew Crosby (Matthew), Jack Docherty (Carabine), Emer Kenny (Rachel) & Tom Parry (Tom).

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