Lab Rats. Dr Alex Beenyman (Chris Addison). Copyright: BBC.

Lab Rats

BBC Two sitcom about rubbish scientists. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Chris Addison, Geoffrey McGivern, Jo Enright, Dan Tetsell and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - A Donor

Lab Rats. Image shows from L to R: Les Goodman (Kim Wall), Dean Mieke Miedema (Selina Cadell). Copyright: BBC.
There's chaos at the Arnolfini Research Laboratory of St Dunstan's University when it emerges that Cara has stored several boxes of strawberry ice-lollies and some crispy pancakes in the cryogenics pod.

The Lab Rats have no choice but to defrost its occupant, Sir Andrew Chother, who was frozen because he's the most irritating man in the world and it just seemed the best thing to do. Now they have to keep him out of the way during a surprise inspection.

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th July 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Addison Dr Alex Beenyman
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Professor John Mycroft
Jo Enright Cara McIlvenny
Dan Tetsell Brian Lalumaca
Selina Cadell Dean Mieke Miedema
Helen Moon Minty Clapper
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Secretary
Guest cast
Robin Ince Sir Andrew Chother
Kim Wall Les Goodman (Inspector)
Writing team
Chris Addison Writer
Carl Cooper Writer
Robin Ince Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Adam Tandy Director
Simon Nicholls Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Ali Bryer Carron Executive Producer


Bootlegging Cable TV

Professor Mycroft tries to get Brian to help him get cable TV for free.

Featuring: Geoff McGivern (Professor John Mycroft), Dan Tetsell (Brian Lalumaca), Selina Cadell (Dean Mieke Miedema).


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