Series 1, Episode 3 - The Austerity Games
Bea and Monk audition to perform at a children's birthday, while Tom starts digging deeper into the life of his grandfather, William, who he suspects might have competed in the 1948 London "Austerity Games", a far cry from those of 2012. After learning more about the games from Mr. Pfister, Tom visits his great-aunt Victoria's friend, Mildred.
Mildred is able to shed some light on William's former athletic prowess and on why Victoria left Tom the chest of family curios.
With Keith's help, Tom and Pete are able to find the gym where Tom's grandfather William trained for the Games. At the gym, they meet some old-timers who knew William. And Pete bravely accepts a challenge from a much younger timer.
Bea and Monk perform their first professional gig at a wedding reception.
This episode debuted in the US on 2nd June, 2013.
- Tuesday 30th July 2013
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Chris O'Dowd||Tom Chadwick|
|Nina Conti||Bea Chadwick|
|Tom Bennett||Pete Stupples|
|Michael McKean||Keith Chadwick|
|Lisa Palfrey||Luba Chadwick|
|Jim Piddock||Mr. Pfister|
|Gerard Horan||'There Goes the Neighbourhood' - Vikram|
|Meera Syal||'There Goes the Neighbourhood' - Chitra|
|Barbara Bolton||Mildred Budgens|
|Kate Miles||Young Mother|
|Andrew Neil||Barry Booker|
|Arthur Nightingale||Terry Cross|
|Brendan Patricks||Young Father|
|Peter Polycarpou||Father of the Bride|
|Annabel Scholey||Lucy Pfister|
|Dudley Sutton||Jimmy Pickwick|
|Jake Swift||13 year old boxer|
|Farshid Rokey||'There Goes the Neighbourhood' - Sunil|
|Christopher Guest||Executive Producer|
|Jim Piddock||Executive Producer|
|Karen Murphy||Executive Producer|
|Chris Sussman||Executive Producer|
|Deborah Oppenheimer||Executive Producer|
|Mario Stylianides||Executive Producer|
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