Catterick. Image shows from L to R: Carl (Bob Mortimer), Chris (Vic Reeves)
Catterick

Catterick

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2004
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A surreal comedy series following the story of Carl and his brother Chris, who've been apart for 15 years. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Morwenna Banks, Mark Benton, Tim Healy and more.

Catterick. Image shows from L to R: Carl (Bob Mortimer), Chris (Vic Reeves)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2004
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Morwenna Banks, Mark Benton, Tim Healy, Matt Lucas, Reece Shearsmith, Charlie Higson and Frank Jarvis
Writers
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Directors
Matt Lipsey and Sam Dawking
Producers
Lisa Clark, Mark Freeland, Alan Marke, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Rebecca Ferrand
Companies

Chris and Carl Palmer are two brothers who have not seen each other for 15 years. Carl has just left the army, while Chris has woolly hair and a full English beard. This is the story of the first three hours following their reunion, as Carl tries to find his long-lost son.

As they hole up at The Mermade Hotel, their simple task becomes complicated thanks to a psychotic killer, a gung-ho American cop who has fulfilled his ambition to work for the NYPD (North Yorkshire Police Department) and an angry hotel manager bereft of a vital piece of anatomy. In what should have been a relatively straightforward seven-mile journey to a garden center, Chris and Carl drop in at a jazz fusion disco, visit a farm shop, discover a new disease and narrowly avoid being killed in a varied selection of gruesome ways.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Vic and Bob in Catterick
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Original music by Willie Dowling featuring Jeff Beck.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 15th February 2004 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Last new broadcast
Sunday 21st March 2004 at 10:30pm on BBC Three

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