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 3 - A Protest

Lab Rats. Brian Lalumaca (Dan Tetsell). Copyright: BBC.
The lab is surrounded by protesters hurling eggs and threats. The Dean is too busy selling the eggs as well as doing a roaring trade in several varieties of Dutch cake to help. And the best thing to be said of Cara's attempt to solve the security problem is that it's slightly less risky or blood-thirsty than either the Prof's or Brian's.

In the meantime, Joan Armatrading is taking part in an anti-Arnolfini Live Aid-style event in the college grounds. Can Alex manage to stop accidentally offending the hordes before they storm the place?

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th 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
Andrew Brooke Protestor
Sue Vincent Protestor
Writing team
Chris Addison Writer
Carl Cooper Writer
Production team
Adam Tandy Director
Simon Nicholls Producer
Armando Iannucci Executive Producer
Ali Bryer Carron Executive Producer


The New Security System

The group discuss ideas for the new security system.

Brian's Plans for the Protestors

Brian explains about how he would deal with the protestors.

Featuring: Chris Addison (Dr Alex Beenyman), Dan Tetsell (Brian Lalumaca).


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