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One Star

One Star

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two Scotland
  • 2009
  • 1 episode

Animated sitcom pilot about the worst bed and breakfast in space. Stars Brendon Burns, Sarah Hadland, Lewis Macleod, Greg McHugh, Gavin Mitchell and Phil Nichol

Key details

BBC Two Scotland
Moray Hunter, Ian Carney and David Murdoch
Brendon Burns, Sarah Hadland, Lewis Macleod, Greg McHugh, Gavin Mitchell and Phil Nichol
Ian Carney and Elaine McElroy
Garry J Marshall
David Murdoch, Garry J Marshall, Robbie Allen, Ewan Angus and Harry Bell

It is the year 2050. Since the invention in 2008 of the Virgin Voyager's 'fast reliable space-coach', space tourism is booming. Humans continue to holiday further and further out into the Universe. The One Star B&B lies at the very edge of existence - at the gateway to the space wilderness known as the Universal Highlands.

Its owner Gray, an ex Scottish border farmer, is convinced that when the area is successfully developed he'll be in pole position to make his fortune. Make no mistake he wants to become very, very rich - but he's sidestepping the nagging problem that anyone who has ever dared to enter the Highlands has never returned.

He's also encumbered with the most inept rag tag band of family and alien staff to help him run the place. There's his daft in the heid brother Deek; his gothic nightmare Mother who still believes she's living on a farm in Scotland; a two headed, violently contrary Alien dogsbody (one head called Tudd, the other called Jobriath) and an evil sheep called Daisy with strange mind bending powers.

Like The Emerald Cafe in Star Wars, One Star is a place populated by strange, exotic, sometimes dangerous, alien tourists, human travellers and 'things unknown'.

In the pilot, the galaxy's most famous pop star Lipsynchia seeks shelter from the paparazzi at the One Star. Gray thinks that if he can pull her, fame and fortune will be his. He gets more than he bargained for and soon her manager is after revenge. Meanwhile Deek has a big pet problem, Mother tries to deal with some mutant slugs and Tudd and Jobriath argue over their dance moves.

Additional details

'Show Me What You Got Boy'. Music and lyrics by Ian Carney and Dave Lloyd

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th March 2009 at 10pm on BBC Two Scotland
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 8th March 2009 at 11:30pm on BBC2 Scot

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