Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd), Martin (David Rawle)
Moone Boy

Moone Boy

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Semi-autobiographical sitcom written by Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland accompanied by his imaginary friend. Stars David Rawle, Chris O'Dowd, Ian O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Dark Side Of The Moone

Uncle Danny arrives just in time for Martin's birds-and-the-bees talk with Mum and Dad. Sean seeks solace with other imaginary friends when Martin upsets him.

Further details

Uncle Danny arrives at the Moone ranch just in time for Martin to be given the talk. The maverick of the family, Danny is a musician who has busked his way round Europe and even worked with U2.

Idolised by Martin and his sisters, Uncle Danny is one to impress. So much so, that Martin denies he's still mates with Sean Murphy when his cool uncle questions the status of his imaginary friend. An upset Sean is not going to stay where he's not wanted...

As Martin is forced to sit down with his parents for a fumbling chat about the birds and the bees following an awkward moment while watching ladies' tennis with his family and the case of some missing bed sheets, the confused 12-year-old swiftly turns to Danny to learn how best to deal with his appreciation for the opposite sex. Safe to say this does little to defuse the rivalry between Liam and his brother.

Meanwhile, a depressed Sean seeks solace with the other forgotten imaginary friends as he shares a pint and plays pool with a cowboy, an elf and Crunchy Danger Haystacks (although Crunchy is only there for a drink while Padriac sleeps). Will Sean and Martin be reunited, or has Martin finally outgrown him now he's becoming a man?

Broadcast details

Friday 28th September 2012
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th September 2012 12:00am Sky1
Thursday 4th October 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 20th March 2013 10:30pm Sky1
Sunday 31st March 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Thursday 5th December 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Thursday 25th December 2014 7:00am Sky1
Tuesday 9th June 2015 5:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 10th June 2015 4:00pm Sky1
Thursday 27th August 2015 6:30am Sky1
Saturday 23rd January 2016 2:30pm Sky2
Sunday 24th January 2016 7:30pm Sky2
Tuesday 15th March 2016 8:30pm Sky2
Wednesday 30th November 2016 1:30am Sky2
Saturday 22nd April 2017 1:30am Sky2
Saturday 22nd April 2017 11:30pm Sky2

Cast & crew

David Rawle Martin
Chris O'Dowd Sean Murphy
Ian O'Reilly Padraic
Deirdre O'Kane Debra
Peter McDonald Liam
Aoife Duffin Trisha
Clare Monnelly Fidelma
Sarah White Sinead
Guest cast
Johnny Vegas Crunchie 'Danger' Haystacks
Tom Hickey Joe (Grandad)
Steve Wall Uncle Danny Moone
Hope Brown Cowboy
Hugh O'Connor Elf
Writing team
Chris O'Dowd Writer
Nick Vincent Murphy Writer
Production team
Declan Lowney Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Paul Donovan Executive Producer
Chris O'Dowd Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Joe Randall-Cutler Editor
Ray Ball Production Designer
Ronan Johnston Composer

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