Starlings. Image shows from L to R: Grandad (Alan Williams), Charlie (Finn Atkins), Gravy (John Dagleish), Fergie (Steve Edge), Uncle Loz (Matt King), Jan (Lesley Sharp), Terry (Brendan Coyle), Bell (Rebecca Night). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Starlings

Sky One comedy drama. 16 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Brendan Coyle, Lesley Sharp, Steve Edge, Matt King, Alan Williams, Rebecca Night, Ukweli Roach and others.

Terry

Played by: Brendan Coyle
Starlings. Terry (Brendan Coyle). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Terry is the father of the family and he's a new grandfather as well. He is an electrician by trade, as is his father. Terry is an upbeat character, loves life and has a good energy about him.

Jan

Played by: Lesley Sharp
Starlings. Jan (Lesley Sharp). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Jan is the matriarch of the Starling family. She's very happily married to Terry, has three children, and earns little bits and pieces of money here and there from winning competitions.

Fergie

Played by: Steve Edge
Starlings. Fergie (Steve Edge). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Fergie is Jan's nephew. He's travelled since he left school, just drifting really. His parents live in Florida so he hasn't got any family in the UK and, when he splits up from his girlfriend, he has nowhere else to go. He ends up sleeping in his Nan's old caravan.

Uncle Loz

Played by: Matt King
Starlings. Uncle Loz (Matt King). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Loz is Grandad's long lost son. He was adopted and grew up in Kent, separately to the rest of the Starlings. But he appeared back on the scene a year ago, and was reunited with his real father.

Grandad

AKA: Billy Starling.  Played by: Alan Williams
Starlings. Grandad (Alan Williams). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Grandad - real name Billy - is a former electrician, just like his dad, born and raised in Matlock. He's ended up living in the Starling house because they had taken him to an old folk's home but he was causing too much trouble there.

Bell

Played by: Rebecca Night
Starlings. Bell (Rebecca Night). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Bell, 23, is the middle Starling child. She is a pretty normal, good old Matlock kind of girl. She wanted to be a model, but has just had a baby so that plan might be on hold.

Reuben

Played by: Ukweli Roach
Starlings. Reuben (Ukweli Roach). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Ruben is Bell's long-term boyfriend. He's mature and sees the good in everyone. He's very open - and sometimes a bit too honest for his own good. He's deeply in love with Bell, and the duo have just had a baby together.

Charlie

Played by: Finn Atkins
Starlings. Charlie (Finn Atkins). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Charlie is the youngest of the Starling children. She is a bit of a tomboy. She plays football and is going for trials. She is her dad's last hope of having someone that plays football in the family and someone that can take over the family business.

Gravy

AKA: Graham Starling.  Played by: John Dagleish
Starlings. Gravy (John Dagleish). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Gravy - real name Graham - is the oldest of the Starling sons... but only in age. He's probably the most immature of the children and a bit of a mummy's boy.