Starlings. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions


  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

Sky1 comedy drama about a dysfunctional family living in Derbyshire. Written by Matt King and Steve Edge. Stars Brendan Coyle, Lesley Sharp, Steve Edge, Matt King, Alan Williams and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2

Chests are puffed with pride as Charlie joins the family business and sets off for work with Terry. Uncle Loz makes his debut at a local art exhibition as well.

Further details

Starlings. Image shows from L to R: Bell (Rebecca Night), Gravy (John Dagleish). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Chests are puffed with pride in the Starlings abode as Charlie joins the family electrical business and sets off for work with dad. With a chock-a-block appointments book though, Terry doesn't have time to show his daughter the tricks of the trade, unless you count how to charm the bloomers off OAP customers.

Charlie's not the only one clocking on this week; spurred on by Bell, Reuben searches for a new job, while Gravy ponders an exciting new venture.

Outside in the caravan, Fergie shows off his new piece of furniture, unaware that his find, salvaged from the garage, has special powers and is legendary among the Starlings: The Crying Chair, guaranteed to trigger a torrent of tears from anyone who dares sit on it.

The family also rally round Uncle Loz as he makes his debut at a local art exhibition. His works include 30 Days of Hurt, prints of punches thrown at a canvas every time the artist got angry during a 30-day period.

Broadcast details

Sunday 20th May 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Sunday 9th November 2014 2:30am Sky1

Cast & crew

Brendan Coyle Terry
Lesley Sharp Jan
Steve Edge Fergie
Matt King Uncle Loz
Alan Williams Grandad
Rebecca Night Bell
Ukweli Roach Reuben
Finn Atkins Charlie
John Dagleish Gravy
Guest cast
Rita Davies Mrs Wisley
Dominic Coleman Windsurfer
Philip Whitchurch Morris Charon
Margaret Stallard Art Fair Lady
Writing team
Matt King Writer
Steve Edge Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Robin Peters Editor
David Ferris Production Designer

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