Series 3 - Nuts
Rick is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas at home with Mel. It will be a well-earned break from the challenging acting role he is currently immersed in - playing the part of Mr Smee in a panto. Marty is no fan of pantomime, or of Christmas in general, and plans to head off for some winter sun - preferably to a country where carol-singing is punishable by death.
Meanwhile Sam is busy baking some mince pies for Ben. Rick thinks his daughter is being sweetly old fashioned until Marty points out that the pies may contain a certain special ingredient. Michael the deranged local cafe owner has his own reasons for looking forward to Christmas. To everyone's amazement, he has finally found a girlfriend.
Only Magda fails to get into the Christmas spirit. She is officially in mourning, as the President of her country has died. As Rick points out, at least it means he'll avoid the war crimes trial.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, the problems stack up for Rick. The bargain tree that he bought is losing its needles. It looks like Magda is going to be joining them for Christmas dinner. And when Rick accidentally injures an old lady, there's a very unseasonal confrontation with his neighbour Clive. It soon turns into a Christmas that Rick will never forget - for all the wrong reasons.
- Tuesday 23rd December 2008
- BBC Two
- 40 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jack Dee||Rick Spleen|
|John Biggins||Clive Gray (Neighbour)|
|Alex Lowe||Phil Randell (Radio DJ)|
|Will Poulter (as William Poulter)||Sweet Throwing Boy|
|Addison Cresswell||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Beint||Executive Producer|
|Gordon Whistance||Production Designer|