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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th September 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Sunday 29th September 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 10:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 31st December 2014 3:30am Sky1

Cast & crew

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

Share this page