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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 6

Sandra - who is Jan's sister and Fergie's estranged mum - turns up at the Starlings' nest.

Further details

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

The Starlings nest is well and truly rocked this week, first nudged by the unexpected arrival of Sandra, Jan's sister and Fergie's estranged mum (Deborah Findlay). To say that mother and son have some issues to iron out is a huge understatement.

Grandad, meanwhile, turns down a dancing date with Molly, and Reuben fails to make the most of his alone time with Bell.

No-one likes to receive the silent treatment and Jan is an absolute pro at administering it, shunning Gravy over his impromptu engagement, and giving young Charlie a dose because of her newfound interest in motorbikes.

Jan's mood further tumbles when Terry tries to persuade her to consider the move to Majorca, a heated conversation that leaves the pair at loggerheads. The closing scene, however, puts everything on hold.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 6th August 2013
Sky One
60 minutes

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