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 6

Terry and Jan celebrate their anniversary and, for once, they've got the place to themselves. For Fergie, Lodz and co, though, a disastrous camping trip awaits.

Further details

Starlings. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Loz (Matt King), Fergie (Steve Edge), Grandad (Alan Williams). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Everyone has temporarily flown the nest, meaning Terry and Jan have the place to themselves for the weekend. It's just as well considering it's their anniversary, and poor Terry has pulled out all the stops to woo his wife, but, aside from a nice sprinkling of rose petals, nothing is going quite right, not the personal chef or the candlelit bath.

Terry's understandable frown is turned upside down, however, when Jan unveils her plans for their special day (involving the rediscovery of their Gravy-conceiving rug).

Where are the rest of the Starlings? Fergie, Loz, Grandad, Gravy and Charlie have decided to give 'wild camping' a go, and are deep in a forest in the middle of nowhere.

The trip is a disaster from start to finish, thanks to sprained ankles, poor bearings, half-men/half-kestrels, not to mention Grandad forgetting to record Antiques Roadshow.

They'd happily trade places with Reuben and Bell at a luxury spa, where the former is hoping a few massages will finally mend their relationship. All is going swimmingly until "Bono" turns up...

Broadcast details

Sunday 17th June 2012
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th June 2012 9:00pm Sky1
Sunday 23rd November 2014 3:00am Sky1
Monday 6th July 2015 1:00am Sky2

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
Olivier Blanc Emmanuel
Rufus Jones Waiter
Toby Foster Victor
Susy Kane Receptionist
Robyn Addison Lisa
Writing team
Matt King Writer
Steve Edge Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Adam Windmill Editor
David Ferris Production Designer

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