Ill Behaviour. Image shows from L to R: Nadia (Lizzy Caplan), Joel (Chris Geere), Charlie (Tom Riley), Tess (Jessica Regan). Copyright: Fudge Park
Ill Behaviour

Ill Behaviour

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC iPlayer
  • 2017
  • 3 episodes

Comedy drama written by Sam Bain about kidnapping a friend to administer chemotherapy. Also features Chris Geere, Jessica Regan, Tom Riley, Lizzy Caplan, Christina Chong and more.

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Episode Three

Ill Behaviour. Joel (Chris Geere)
After Charlie's second escape attempt is thwarted, Joel and Tess decide to secure him behind bars in the cellar of the house.

Further details

After Charlie's second escape attempt is thwarted, Joel and Tess decide to secure him behind bars in the cellar of the house. With Nadia gone, Joel starts to spiral out of control, drowning in an unhealthy concoction of drink, drugs and self-pity.

His drug-induced paranoia has convinced him that the net is closing in - he even thinks he's spotted Detective Talbot following him to the village supermarket after he paid an unexpected visit to Kira's house with a red velvet cake. Is the whole fragile edifice falling apart?

Tess tells Joel to get a grip and focus on what they're there for - to cure Charlie. There is only one more dose to go before they can all go home. ?However in his hungover state Joel smashes the final vial of chemo. Desperate to source more they call first Nadia, then her black market contact Shazia.

Their attempts to secure more drugs eventually tip off the police. As armed officers approach the house, Tess, Nadia and Joel's only hope is to hold them long enough for the final dose of chemo to be administered.

Broadcast details

Saturday 22nd July 2017
BBC iPlayer
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd September 2017 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Chris Geere Joel
Jessica Regan Tess
Tom Riley Charlie
Lizzy Caplan Nadia
Christina Chong Kira
John Gordon Sinclair Talbot
Helena Day Megan
Hemera Day Phoebe
Anjana Vasan Shazia
Tom Bell Andrew Bennett
Guest cast
Kellie Blaise Holly the Stripper
Simon Meacock Lionel
Wendy Meredith Angie
Joey Akubeze Armed Policeman
Writing team
Sam Bain Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Gill Isles Producer
Iain Morris Executive Producer
Damon Beesley Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Anne Boyd Line Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Hayden Matthews Production Designer
Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
Andrew Cox Costume Designer
Richard Stoddard Director of Photography
Marcus Whitney Make-up Designer
Rael Jones Composer
Chris Stoaling 1st Assistant Director

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