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


BBC Three sitcom about two brothers. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2004. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Morwenna Banks, Mark Benton and others.


A surreal comedy series which follows the story of Carl and his brother Chris, whom he has not seen in 15 years

BBC Three
6   (1 series)
Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Morwenna Banks, Mark Benton, Tim Healy, Matt Lucas and Reece Shearsmith

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.

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