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

Common Ground

Sky Atlantic comedy drama. 10 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Tom Davis, Eleanor Lawrence, Sean Pertwee, Brendan Coyle, Charles Dance, Amelia Bullmore, Hugo Speer and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Rupert

Comedy is set entirely in a tattoo parlour just off the local high street. Following the death of his father, Rupert (Johnny Vegas) reluctantly takes on the family business.

Further details

Common Ground. Rupert (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Comedy is set entirely in a tattoo parlour just off the local high street. Following the death of his father, Rupert (Johnny Vegas) reluctantly takes on the family business.

As the story begins, his Australian girlfriend Jill (Celia Pacquola) delivers the news that her visa has just run out, putting pressure on him to move.

Meanwhile, he also receives an unexpected visit from the local gangster, Sunshine Simon (Tom Davis) and his sidekick, Spinks (Paul Kaye).

Notes

Previously known as Tatt.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 18th February 2013
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Atlantic
Length
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Davis Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson
Johnny Vegas Rupert
Celia Pacquola (as Celia Paquola) Jill
Josie Lawrence Fiona
Tony Pitts Ade
Paul Kaye Spinks
Guest cast
Shaun Dooley Porno Bri
Graham Duff Big Man
Alan Ford Ken
Des O'Malley Stevo (Tattoo Artist)
Keith Carter Busker
Writing team
Johnny Vegas Writer
Tony Pitts Writer
Production team
Dave Lambert (as David Lambert) Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer

Video

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Johnny Vegas stars as Rupert, the reluctant new owner of his late father's tattoo parlour.

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