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

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    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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