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


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 5

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.

Further details

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

George has some exciting news to share. Miss Trimble (Sally Phillips) is popping over for dinner, yep, that's right, local-village-leper - Miss Trimble. While draft dodger Bert gradually warms to the idea, going so far as to have a bath, Cecil - a Mowbray for heaven's sake! - is utterly horrified, even more so when their guest stands them up.

Alarmed that a woman rumoured to have a highly contagious, permanently disfiguring skin condition considers herself to be above them on the social ladder, Cecil performs a complete switcheroo and sets out to win her friendship, whether she likes it or not.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th September 2013
Sky One
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Simon Bird Cecil
    Joe Thomas George
    Jonny Sweet Bert
    Sarah Daykin Winky
    Emerald Fennell Agnes
    Guest cast
    Sally Phillips Miss Trimble

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