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


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One / Channel 4
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom set in a sleepy English village during the first world war. It follows three young men who are not on the front line fighting. Stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Jonny Sweet, Sarah Daykin, Emerald Fennell and more.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th September 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Sunday 22nd September 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 25th September 2013 10:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 31st December 2014 3:00am Sky1

Cast & crew

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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