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 6

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

Further details

The soldiers have returned to Rittle-on-Sea on leave, which means our trio finally have some other men to talk to, though an excitable Cecil is having trouble reconnecting with his old chums.

George, on the other hand, regrets giving advice to Hugh, a soldier who wants to become a conscientious objector, and Bert's sticky-fingered antics come back to bite him when he meets Thomas.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th 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
    Louise Ford Gracie
    Amy Dawson Dot
    Vicki Pepperdine Hesta
    Eileen Davies Gladys
    Emma Fryer Nellie
    Guest cast
    Sophie Steer Rita (Milk Lady)
    Craige Els Gordon
    Tim Key Thomas
    Jamie Michie William
    Dan Skinner (as Dan Renton Skinner) Harold
    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
    Simon Bird Associate Producer
    Jonny Sweet Associate Producer
    Joe Thomas Associate Producer
    William Webb Editor
    Julian Nagel Production Designer

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