Sirens. Image shows from L to R: Stuart Bayldon (Rhys Thomas), Rachid Mansaur (Kayvan Novak), Ashley Greenwick (Richard Madden). Copyright: Daybreak Pictures.


Channel 4 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2011. Stars Rhys Thomas, Kayvan Novak, Richard Madden, Amy Beth Hayes, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Annie Hulley and Ben Batt.

Series 1, Episode 3 - I.C.E.

The EMTs are called out to a young male in a student house who is suffering from drug induced paranoia.

Further details

The EMTs are called out to a young male in a student house who is suffering from drug induced paranoia. Rachid seeks out a housemate who can potentially sit with the student and watch him climb down over the next few hours. As he goes upstairs, Rachid is puzzled by a pungent smell which seems to be getting stronger until he reaches the bathroom and comes across a scary 'purple job'; a suicide victim, who has been dead for some time, hanging in the shower unit.

The discovery of 'Purple Phil' sets off a chain reaction for Rachid. As well as being freaked out by Phil's purple appearance, Rachid is also shocked that he wasn't even missed for a fortnight. Didn't he have any mates? Family? A girlfriend? Stuart and Ashley think Rachid is developing a fear of death phobia. They watch Rachid veer dangerously towards maturity and a desire to settle down; the result of his newly developed fear of dying alone.

And when the unit is called to attend a boy who has fallen and hit his head, the question of ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts rears its head with interesting consequences.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th July 2011
Channel 4
65 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rhys Thomas Stuart Bayldon
Kayvan Novak Rachid Mansaur
Richard Madden Ashley Greenwick
Amy Beth Hayes Sgt Maxine Fox
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Ryan Bailey
Guest cast
Morven Christie Kirsty Shelmerdine
Tuppence Middleton Sarah
Felix Scott Purple Philip
Will Sharpe Student
Sean Cernow Junkie
Writing team
Tony Basgallop Writer
Katherine Lannon Script Editor
Production team
Damon Thomas Director
Chris Clough Producer
Hal Vogel Executive Producer
David Aukin Executive Producer

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