Common Ground. Image shows from L to R: Jill (Celia Pacquola), Rupert (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Common Ground

Common Ground

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2013
  • 10 episodes (1 series)

Series of mockumentary comedy shorts starring actors including Johnny Vegas, Katy Brand, Jessica Hynes and Simon Day. Stars Tom Davis, Eleanor Lawrence, Sean Pertwee, Brendan Coyle, Charles Dance and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Sunshine Simon

South London crook Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson (Tom Davis) is a big fish in a small pond.

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Common Ground. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

South London crook Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson (Tom Davis) is a big fish in a small pond.

Sunshine means well and tries to be as 'legitimate' as possible for his wife Kelly (Eleanor Lawrence) and their two daughters, but news that old pal, Mad Mickey Quinn (Sean Pertwee) has escaped from a prison van, is quite the surprise.

Also involved is DI Tommy Cockburn (Brendan Coyle) - the man who originally sent Mad Mickey to jail.


Previously known as Sunshine.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th February 2013
Sky Atlantic
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 12th February 2013 12:30am Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 13th February 2013 11:30pm Sky Atlantic
Thursday 14th February 2013 11:45pm Sky Atlantic
Thursday 22nd August 2013 10:15pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Tom Davis Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson
Eleanor Lawrence Kelly
Sean Pertwee Mad Mickey Quinn
Brendan Coyle DCI Tommy Cockburn
Paul Kaye Spinks
Guest cast
Hemi Yeroham Salim
Nicola Sloane Grace
Martina Horrigan Chinese Tracey
Writing team
Tom Davis Writer
Eleanor Lawrence Writer
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Dave Lambert (as David Lambert) Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Nick Webb Editor
Sarah Finlay Production Designer
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Gresby Nash Composer


Sunshine Simon - Preview

Tom Davis stars as 'Sunshine Simon', a lowly South London crook.

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