Cuckoo. Image shows from L to R: Ivy (Andie MacDowell), Ken (Greg Davies). Copyright: Roughcut Television


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three / BBC Three (Online)
  • 2012 - 2019
  • 33 episodes (5 series)

BBC Three comedy starring Greg Davies as the constantly infuriated husband and father of a peculiar family. Also features Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith, Tyger Drew-Honey, Kenneth Collard, Juliet Cowan and more.

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Series 5, Episode 2 - Ivy Nanny

Cuckoo. Image shows from L to R: Ken (Greg Davies), Ivy (Andie MacDowell). Copyright: Roughcut Television
Ken is keen for Sid to go to private school, but Lorna is vehemently opposed.

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Ken is keen for Sid to go to private school, but Lorna is vehemently opposed.

It seems as though Lorna is winning that fight, until Ken accidentally mistakes the nanny for Lorna in the bedroom and she flees the Thompson household. Ken is forced to get Ivy to cover for him, and when they collude to blame poor Sid they realise that they're more alike than they knew.

Ben is proud to introduce Rachel to his new girlfriend Tash for the first time. Rachel and Tash get on amazingly well. In fact, are those tingles that Rachel is feeling?

Broadcast details

Friday 4th January 2019
BBC Three (Online)
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th January 2019 11:25pm BBC1
Monday 12th September 2022 11:00pm BBC3
Tuesday 13th September 2022 1:45am BBC3
Wednesday 14th September 2022 3:10am BBC3

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Ken
Helen Baxendale Lorna
Esther Smith Rachel
Kenneth Collard Steve
Andie MacDowell Ivy
Matt Lacey Ben
Adriano Broccu Sid
Lily Frazer Tash
Guest cast
Jessica Fostekew Angela
Kieran O'Brien Goran
Writing team
Robin French Writer
Kieron Quirke Writer
Production team
Ben Gregor Director
Izzy Mant Producer
Ash Atalla Executive Producer
Dan Hine Executive Producer
Emma Lawson Executive Producer
Robin French Associate Producer
Kieron Quirke Associate Producer
Carleen Beadle (as Carleen Beadle-Larcombe) Line Producer
Andy Kinnear Editor
Eryl Ellis Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Chloe Adele Costume Designer
Julian Hohndorf Director of Photography
Jo Houtmeyers Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Nick Foster Composer
Kate Trevessey Graphics
Andy Pearson 1st Assistant Director
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor


Ken makes a pass at the nanny

To be fair, Ken's wife and the nanny Angela have very similar hair...

Featuring: Greg Davies (Ken), Helen Baxendale (Lorna), Andie MacDowell (Ivy), Adriano Broccu (Sid) & Jessica Fostekew (Angela).

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