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

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