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

Rab C. Nesbitt

BBC Two sitcom set around a Scottish drunk. 67 episodes (pilot + 10 series), 1988 - 2014. Stars Gregor Fisher, Elaine C. Smith, Tony Roper, Barbara Rafferty and others.

Series 10, Episode 1 - Broke

Rab returns home to find that his wife Mary has kidnapped Chingford Steel, the government minister for work, who is on a goodwill tour of Govan.

Further details

Rab C. Nesbitt. Image shows from L to R: Mary Nesbitt (Elaine C. Smith), Chingford Steel (Richard E. Grant), Rab C. Nesbitt (Gregor Fisher). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Rab returns home to find that his wife Mary has kidnapped Chingford Steel, the government minister for work, who is on a goodwill tour of Govan.

There's not much goodwill in the Nesbitt house, however, as Mary has just lost her job and decides to discuss the matter with the minister by dinging him over the head with a frying pan.

When Chingford Steel activates his official panic alarm to summon the police, Rab and Mary realise they will be arrested as soon as they let him go, so they decide to keep him. As a full-scale siege situation develops, the police inspector in charge mistakenly decides the kidnappers are terrorists and asks for their demands. This seems too good an opportunity for Rab and Mary to miss, so they 'demand' a heated towel rail and a better bus service to the town centre.

With the military and the SAS involved, things are getting out of hand.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 5th October 2011
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Gregor Fisher Rab C. Nesbitt
Elaine C. Smith Mary Nesbitt
Barbara Rafferty Ella Cotter
Brian Pettifer Andra
Guest cast
Richard E. Grant Chingford Steel
Iain McColl Dodie
John Sessions Chief Inspector Haggerty
Marj Hogarth Sheila Girvin
Shonagh Price Dr. Lessnoff
David McGowan Gavin Acton
Paul McCole Inspector McLean
Victoria Balnaves PC Brodie
Gavin Mitchell Jason King
Jan Love Annie
Marc Ainslie Snoop
Writing team
Ian Pattison Writer
Production team
Colin Gilbert Director
Colin Gilbert Producer
Rab Christie Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Walter J. Grant Editor
Graham Rose Production Designer
David McNiven Composer

Videos

Calling for Backup

When Rab finds himself at the centre of a siege, the police decide to play it safe and call the armed reponse unit.

Rab's Demands

The Nesbitt's issue their demands to the police while holding Chingford Steel - Minister for Work - hostage.

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