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 5 - A Seven-Nighter

The Lab Rats spend seven nights in a secret governmental research facility this week on a very important assignment. All they have to do now is stay awake without going mad. Can seven oil drums full of coffee, a tin of biscuits and the Dean's morale-boosting visits do the trick, or will the static, the Professor's intriguing underwear and the strange man with the teeth tip them over the edge?

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th August 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
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Secretary
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
Anthony Boys (as Ant 'Pants' Boys) Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
John Gresswell Composer
Christopher Taylor Composer


The Sparticus Machine

Who gets to operate the Sparticus machine?

Featuring: Chris Addison (Dr Alex Beenyman), Jo Enright (Cara McIlvenny), Dan Tetsell (Brian Lalumaca).


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