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 3, Episode 2 - The Plunder Years

Sick of being caught between two warring parents, Padraic goes on the run with Martin. Crunchie Haystacks struggles to cope, too.

Further details

Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Padraic (Ian O'Reilly), Martin (David Rawle). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Sprout Pictures

Poor Padraic. It's no fun being caught between warring parents, even if Mum does pack up a whole Viennetta for your lunch by way of an apology. But, sometimes, a young man needs to escape his parental woes and seek solace in his best friend's wardrobe. Cue a manhunt when Padraic's parents, Pat and Paddy, don't know where he's got to.

As a troubled Pad turns to a life of crime and takes up shoplifting, eagerly abetted by Martin, Crunchie Haystacks drowns his sorrows in booze, forcing his friends to stage an intervention: "Do you think this is what Padraic had in mind when he picked you as his imaginary friend, an old wrestler in a baby grow drinking shoe sick?"

Debra, meanwhile, is inspired by Pat and Paddy's rocky patch and leaves the weightloss industry behind to launch a new career as a marriage counsellor.

Broadcast details

Monday 9th March 2015
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th March 2015 5:00pm Sky1
Friday 11th September 2015 4:30am Sky1
Monday 14th September 2015 9:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 1st June 2016 10:30pm Sky2
Wednesday 15th June 2016 8:00pm Sky2
Sunday 19th June 2016 8:00pm 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
Sarah White Sinead
Mark Doherty Father Linehan
Norma Sheahan Linda
Guest cast
Johnny Vegas Crunchie 'Danger' Haystacks
Simon Delaney Gerry Bonner
John O'Dowd Jim Mannion
Patrick McDonnell (as Pat McDonnell) Frank
Hope Brown Cowboy
Bronagh Gallagher Pat O'Dwyer (Padraic's Mum)
Gary Hetzler Dr Bill
Aidan O'Hare Bernard
Rachel Pilkington Colette
David Pearse Paddy O'Dwyer (Padraic's Dad)
Brid McCarthy Fairy Godmother
John Reynolds Pet Shop Owner
Writing team
Chris O'Dowd Writer
Nick Vincent Murphy Writer
Production team
Chris O'Dowd 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
Nick Vincent Murphy Associate Producer
Simon Brasse Editor
Alan Levy Editor
Gavin Buckley Editor
Ray Ball Production Designer
Ronan Johnston Composer

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