Chickens. Image shows from L to R: Cecil (Simon Bird), George (Joe Thomas), Bert (Jonny Sweet). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Chickens

Sky One and Channel 4 sitcom about men avoiding going to war. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2011 - 2013. Stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Jonny Sweet, Sarah Daykin and others.

Series 1

Chickens. Image shows from L to R: Cecil (Simon Bird), Bert (Jonny Sweet), George (Joe Thomas). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd August 2013

It's Bonfire Night and the women of Rittle-on-Sea are struggling to decide who should be the Guy they burn, whittling their options down to three.

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Chickens. Mr Armstrong (Barry Humphries). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 29th August 2013

The first Rittle man has died in battle and, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, Bert makes a move on the dead man's attractive widow, Gwyneth. Elsewhere, George sparks controversy when it turns out he doesn't believe in corporal punishment.

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Chickens. Image shows from L to R: Bert (Jonny Sweet), George (Joe Thomas), Cecil (Simon Bird). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 5th September 2013

The boys are immediately suspicious when, out of the blue, a pretty girl named Penny asks Cecil to be her boyfriend. Maybe, just maybe, she thinks Cecil is a catch. Or, she's got an ulterior motive.

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Chickens. Mr Armstrong (Barry Humphries). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 12th September 2013

With so few men around, Cecil becomes paranoid that he is being systematically emasculated. Outraged, he decides to take matters into his own hands and prove his manhood once and for all.

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Chickens. Image shows from L to R: Miss Trimble (Sally Phillips), Bert (Jonny Sweet). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 19th September 2013

Cecil is horrified to learn that George has invited the village leper over for dinner, and he's even more horrified when the village leper stands them up.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 26th September 2013

The soldiers are back on leave, which means Cecil, George and Bert finally have some other men to talk to.

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