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

Lab Rats

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2008
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom set in a university research laboratory. Stars Chris Addison, Geoffrey McGivern, Jo Enright, Dan Tetsell, Selina Cadell and more.

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Series 1, Episode 6 - A Diary

Lab Rats. Image shows from L to R: Dr Alex Beenyman (Chris Addison), Dr. Benjamin Beenyman (John Quayle). Copyright: BBC
The Professor and Brian are stuck in the loft awaiting the arrival of a messenger pigeon. While there, they accidentally send the university's weather system haywire, sending floods, fog and baking heat through the corridors. This then makes it difficult for a reluctant Alex to help his dad - one of the university's historians - answer the question: has he really found the missing diary of Captain Scott?

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Broadcast details

Thursday 14th August 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
John Quayle Dr. Benjamin Beenyman
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


A Diary

The Lab Rats have discovered a diary.

Featuring: Chris Addison (Dr Alex Beenyman), Jo Enright (Cara McIlvenny) & John Quayle (Dr. Benjamin Beenyman).

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