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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 2 - The Day Simon Decided It Might Be A Nice Idea To Surprise His Mother With A Gift

Simon has brought his mum, Tanya, an extravagant gift which she refuses to accept.

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Further details

Simon has bought his mum a car and is still trying to convince her that maybe she shouldn't marry Clive.

Meanwhile, it's Liz's birthday but nobody seems to care.

Grandad has news from the doctor about his cancer scare and Simon has decided he might write a play for the theatre. However, his family isn't impressed.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th August 2010
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 21st August 2010 10:40pm 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


Simon's New Car

Simon reluctantly shows Clive his new car in an effort to bond with him. However, Simon is not impressed when Clive thinks he's bought a lemon.

Featuring: Simon Amstell (Simon) & James Smith (Clive).

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