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, Episode 2

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.

Further details

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

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. A horrified Agnes quickly nips the charm offensive in the bud, and Bert realises if he wants to drop his trousers he's also going to have to drop his standards.

Elsewhere, George sparks controversy when it turns out he doesn't believe in corporal punishment, leading to a terse one-on-one with the Headmaster, while Cecil struggles to find a plumber to fix the cottage's brown water problem. And just when you think the boys' popularity can't plummet any further, the episode's end confirms that yes, yes it can.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 29th August 2013
Time
9:30pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Bird Cecil
Joe Thomas George
Jonny Sweet Bert
Sarah Daykin Winky
Emerald Fennell Agnes
Louise Ford Gracie
Amy Dawson Dot
Vicki Pepperdine Hesta
Eileen Davies Gladys
Emma Fryer Nellie
Barry Humphries Mr Armstrong
Guest cast
Olivia Hallinan Gwyneth
Su Elliott Meriel
Alison Pettitt Mrs Honeywell
Kit Connor Clem
Ilan Galkoff Matthew
Rudi Goodman Archie
Writing team
Simon Bird Writer
Joe Thomas Writer
Jonny Sweet Writer
Tim Key Script Editor
Production team
Ben Palmer Director
John Rushton Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
William Webb Editor
Julian Nagel Production Designer
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