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.

Christmas Special - Rab In Hoodie

Times for Rab seem harder than ever, so he turns to a very English inspiration: Robin Hood. But Rab will be robbing from the rich to give to the scum!

Further details

Rab C. Nesbitt. Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Facing hard times that are harder than ever, Rab turns to a life of crime to help make ends meet. Inspired by Robin Hood, Rab restyles himself as a new breed of heroic outlaw and hides out in a local park.

Not so much Robin Hood as Rab in Hoodie, he and his band of Merrie Men will rage guerrilla warfare against the state - robbing the rich to give to the scum.

When a local news crew take up the story, Rab's long-suffering wife Mary-Doll (or "Maid Mary-on") speaks up in support of "Rab in Hoodie" and so the legend grows...

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd January 2014
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Gregor Fisher Rab C. Nesbitt
Elaine C. Smith Mary Nesbitt
Tony Roper Jamesie Cotter
Barbara Rafferty Ella Cotter
Brian Pettifer Andra
Guest cast
Anna Devitt Peaches
Billy Mack Chief Inspector Cromer
Jane McCarry Sergeant Heenan
Sally Reid Jeanette
Callum Cuthbertson Gleason
Louise Poise Scarlett Mack
Mark Prendergast Building Society Manager
Helen Mackay Siobhan
Fiona Wood Jenny Gilmour
Ron Bain Elderly Man
Lewis Macleod Coach Passenger
James Allenby-Kirk (as James Kirk) Museum Attendant
Tom Urie Minstrel
Production team
Colin Gilbert Director
Colin Gilbert Producer
Rab Christie Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer


Scum Rights

Rab takes to the street to announce his plan to help the job market.


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