Grandma's House. Simon (Simon Amstell). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Grandma's House

Grandma's House

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2010 - 2012
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom written by, starring, and based on the life of Essex-raised Jewish comic Simon Amstell. Also features Linda Bassett, Rebecca Front, James Smith, Samantha Spiro, Jamal Hadjkura and Geoffrey Hutchings

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Series 1, Episode 1 - The Day Simon Told His Family About His Important Decision

When Simon tells his mum Tanya that he's quitting the entertainment show he presents, she is less than happy.

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Further details

While Simon struggles to make his mum realise that her new boyfriend Clive might not be the right man for her, Grandpa has discovered something that will leave Grandma in a panic. Meanwhile, Auntie Liz is struggling with her son Adam who appears to be starting a teenage rebellion.


This episode is dedicated to Geoffrey Hutchings (1939-2010), who played Grandpa.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th August 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 14th August 2010 10:20pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Simon Amstell Simon
Linda Bassett Grandma
Rebecca Front Tanya
James Smith Clive
Samantha Spiro Auntie Liz
Jamal Hadjkura Adam
Geoffrey Hutchings Grandpa
Writing team
Simon Amstell Writer
Dan Swimer Writer
Jeremy Dyson Script Editor
Production team
Christine Gernon Director
Ben Cavey Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Simon Bird Line Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Rachel Freck Casting Director
Sarah Burns Costume Designer
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Nichola Bellamy Make-up Designer
Paul Clark Composer
Lee Trevor 1st Assistant Director


Grandpa's Worry

Simon's Grandpa is worried he may have cancer. However, Simon attempts to instil a positive attitude in him.

Featuring: Simon Amstell (Simon) & Geoffrey Hutchings (Grandpa).

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