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 2, Episode 1

All is not well in the Starling family as we return for a second series.

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Further details

Starlings. Image shows from L to R: Terry (Brendan Coyle), Jan (Lesley Sharp). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Terry and Jan are very much the loved-up couple in this series two opener, but a boat-rocking appearance from a creative writing tutor with an extracurricular interest in Jan doesn't bode well.

Daughter Charlie, meanwhile, puts on a brave face as she reconsiders her future following an accident on a building site.

It's not all doom and gloom, though, and Gravy and Grandad keep themselves entertained by looking for gold in the garden. Their luck seems to be in when they stumble upon a buried treasure chest, albeit one containing valued, if not valuable, items.

The episode's high point, however, comes courtesy of Reuben. Roping in Fergie and Uncle Loz - who is now working as an art teacher - the youngster has to overcome his fair share of obstacles in order to ask Bell a very big question.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 4th July 2013 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 7th July 2013 8:00pm 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
Kyle Francis Zac
Daniel Peacock Rodney
Holly-Robyn Harrison Tilly
Cherie Lunghi Judith
Vincent Regan Stephen
Gavin Webster Martin
Angela Curran A&E Receptionist
Bernard Gallagher Old Man
Teresa Churcher Security Guard
Writing team
Matt King Writer
Steve Edge Writer
Production team
Philippa Langdale Director
Gill Isles Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Alison MacPhail Executive Producer
Guy Bensley Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Shona Lindsay Opera Singer


Series 2 - Episode 1 Roundup

Here's what happened in Episode 1 of the second series.

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