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Chris McQueer's Hings

Chris McQueer's Hings

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC iPlayer
  • 2019
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Chris McQueer presents three darkly comic and surrealist short films.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Shift Swap

Chris McQueer's Hings. Peter (Michael Higgins)
Bag of excuses Peter selfishly refuses to cover shifts at work. So when his bluff is called, the challenge is on as Peter goes the extra mile to prove that he's busy.

Further details

Awkward introvert Peter has worked in the same place all of his life. His co-workers know him well enough to understand that Peter has no intention of ever helping them cover a shift. So when Shelley needs the night off to go to a party, she tries her luck ultra-forcefully.

Although Peter still declines to help her out, her insistence backs him into a corner that he can only get himself away from by coming up with an even bigger whopper of an excuse than normal. And that excuse is that introverted, no-pals Peter is too busy with his made-up friends going to an even bigger party than the one Shelley will be missing out on.

Luckily for Peter, this does get him out of covering a shift but unluckily for him Shelley is now expecting to see proof of this mad night out. The result is a real party that's as "mental" as Peter made out, but for all the wrong reasons.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd May 2019
BBC iPlayer
5 minutes, 25 seconds


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 27th June 2020 11:45pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 3rd January 2021 11:40pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 28th May 2022 11:40pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Chris McQueer Narrator
Guest cast
Michael Higgins Peter
Ellie Laird Shelley
Writing team
Chris McQueer Writer
Production team
Kris Cummins Director
David O Gray (as David Gray) Director
Ewan Denny Producer
Gavin Smith Executive Producer
Louise Thornton Executive Producer
Joe Hullait Executive Producer
Simon Cull Executive Producer
Penny Davies Line Producer
Lee McKellar Editor
Natalie Astridge Production Designer
Carole K. Fraser (as Caroline Fraser) Costume Designer
David Lee Director of Photography
Caroline Hamilton Make-up Designer
Lee White 1st Assistant Director

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