Rab C. Nesbitt. Rab C. Nesbitt (Gregor Fisher). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Rab C. Nesbitt

BBC Two sitcom set around a Scottish drunk. 66 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1988 - 2014. Stars Gregor Fisher, Elaine C. Smith, Tony Roper, Barbara Rafferty and others.

Series 1

1. Work

First broadcast: Thursday 27th September 1990

When Rab returns home from the butchers after three days he discovers that Mary has had enough of him and moves out, as do her sons and much to his horror he discovers he has to get a job otherwise his money gets stopped.


2. Rat

First broadcast: Thursday 4th October 1990

Mary finds a rat in the kitchen. There is a by-election going on in Govan and Rab votes Conservative.


3. City Of Culture

First broadcast: Thursday 11th October 1990

Glasgow is named the European City of Culture, meanwhile Rab and his mate Jamesie get into bother with the police for starting off a fight with a Peruvian folk band.


4. Drink

First broadcast: Thursday 18th October 1990

Rab goes to see his doctor and discovers that if he does not give up drinking within a year he will die. Not taking any notice of the doctor's words he just blows his money on booze and starts to see pink elephants.


5. Offski

First broadcast: Thursday 25th October 1990

Rab goes to stay with Mary's cousin Shug who lives in Sidcup to hide from the Glasgow Police. Gash receives a Dear John letter from his girlfriend and is heartbroken, he decides to run away to London to find her.


6. Holiday

First broadcast: Thursday 1st November 1990

The Nesbitt family win a holiday to Benidorm.


New Year Special: Fitba

First broadcast: Monday 31st December 1990

Rab takes Matt Fernie to Italy for the World Cup but Matt is taken seriously ill before the final game, Scotland vs Brazil. Rab goes to see Matt on his death bed, his dying wish is to find out what the final result was. Rab, trying not to cry, lies and tells Matt Scotland beat Brazil 3-0!


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Rab C Nesbitt - The Complete Series 1-8

Rab C Nesbitt - The Complete Series 1-8 DVD

Release date: Monday 19th October 2009

The complete collection of the cult classic comedy show. It's the return of the string-vested street philosopher, the voice of Govan, the people's anti-hero.

Rab C. Nesbitt has an opinion on anything and everything; put forward in a way that only Rab can. He is possibly the only person on...