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


BBC Three sitcom about three immature men. 12 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry, Ben Clark, Jack Docherty and others.

Series 2, Episode 1 - Football

It's the big game and the Badults go to extraordinary lengths to see the match.

Further details

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

Come on England! It's the day of the big game and the pressure is on as Tom, Ben and Matthew go to extraordinary lengths to see the match. As the game kicks off, the TV in the flat explodes leading to a desperate dash around pubs, offices and old ladies' birthday parties to try and catch as much of the 90 minutes as possible.

It has been wins for England thus far in the tournament and Tom is convinced that bulldog spirit and superstition has been the recipe for success, so today he's making sure that everything is the same as it was for England's last victory in the 2014 World Cup. Ben and Matthew need to be sitting in the right place and Tom needs to be wearing the right wig and the right lucky pants.

Matthew is trying not to get on the wrong side of his patriotic (and slightly depressed) Scottish boss, Carabine. England and the World Cup are strictly no-go topics at Carabine Promotions, forcing Matthew to take the fantasy football league he's running underground.

Football's not such a big deal for Ben and he's planning to ditch watching the match to make his Nana's 90th birthday. Unfortunately Tom's tunnel vision to recreate the setting of the last win means Ben's not going anywhere and Tom will take the most drastic measures to ensure his pal stays put.

Will England win? Will the Badults see any of the game? One thing you can be sure of is that this World Cup special is going to penalties.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd June 2014
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Matthew Crosby Matthew
    Tom Parry Tom
    Ben Clark Ben
    Jack Docherty Carabine
    Guest cast
    Steven O'Donnell Aggressive Gary
    Joan Linder Nana Ben
    Ed Gaughan Repairman
    Charity Trimm Barmaid
    Max Olesker Subbuteo Player
    Ivan Gonzalez Subbuteo Player
    Dan Walker Self
    Robbie Savage Self
    Writing team
    Matthew Crosby Writer
    Ben Clark Writer
    Tom Parry Writer
    Andrew Collins Script Editor
    Production team
    Gordon Anderson Director
    Izzy Mant Producer
    Kristian Smith Executive Producer
    Rab Christie Executive Producer
    Gavin Smith Executive Producer
    Lisa Thomas Executive Producer
    Russell Beeden Editor
    Iain McDonald Production Designer
    Tom Sayer Production Designer
    Philip Pope Composer


    The Badults' World Cup Song

    Ben, Matthew and Tom perform England Football, Lovely Football.

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    Featuring: Matthew Crosby (Matthew), Tom Parry (Tom), Ben Clark (Ben).

    Football - Trailer

    A trailer for the first episode of the second series.

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    Featuring: Matthew Crosby (Matthew), Tom Parry (Tom), Ben Clark (Ben), Jack Docherty (Carabine).


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