British Comedy Guide

Game On. Image shows from L to R: Martin Henson (Matthew Cottle), Mandy Wilkins (Samantha Janus), Matthew Malone (Neil Stuke). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Game On

BBC Two sitcom. 18 episodes (3 series), 1995 - 1998. Stars Samantha Janus, Matthew Cottle, Neil Stuke, Ben Chaplin and Tracy Keating.

Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Wednesday at 11:40pm.

Series 2, Episode 6 - Bruce Willis & Robert De Niro Holding A Fish

Martin is doing voluntary work on a helpline for distressed people; he gives his phone number to one of the callers who phones the flat. Pretending to be Martin, Matt tries to flirt with her, but gets more than he bargained for when she threatens to kill herself if 'Martin' doesn't visit her. Matt ventures out into the night...

Broadcast details

Monday 21st October 1996
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 23rd June 2011 at 11:15pm on Gold
  2. Friday 24th June 2011 at 1:10am on Gold
  3. Wednesday 27th July 2011 at 12:40am on Gold
  4. Wednesday 27th July 2011 at 2:00am on Gold
  5. Sunday 4th December 2011 at 12:30am on Gold
  6. Monday 26th December 2011 at 1:20am on Gold
  7. Thursday 8th February 2018 at 12:20am on Gold
  8. Thursday 15th February 2018 at 12:40am on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Samantha Janus Mandy Wilkins
Matthew Cottle Martin Henson
Neil Stuke Matthew Malone
Tracy Keating Clare Monohan
Guest cast
Lou Gish Tesni
Daniel Lawrence Taylor (as Daniel Taylor) Patrick
Angela Curran (as Angel Curran) Sarah
Frances White Nurse
Barbara Keogh Woman in Precinct
Richard Strange Praying Man
Fay Masterson Susie
Writing team
Bernadette Davis Writer
Andrew Davies Writer
Production team
John Stroud Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Sioned Wiliam Producer
Denise O'Donoghue Executive Producer
Nick Ames Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer

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