Sunshine. Image shows from L to R: Bing Crosby (Steve Coogan), George Crosby (Bernard Hill). Copyright: Jellylegs / BBC
Sunshine

Sunshine

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2008
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

A comedy drama about a gambling addict. Written by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey. Starring Steve Coogan. Stars Steve Coogan, Bernard Hill, Lisa Millett, Dominic Senior, Phil Mealey and more.

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2008
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Stars
Steve Coogan, Bernard Hill, Lisa Millett, Dominic Senior, Phil Mealey, Craig Cash, Daniel Ryan, Tony Mooney and more
Writers
Craig Cash and Phil Mealey
Director
Craig Cash
Producers
John Rushton, Craig Cash, Phil Mealey, Nicola Shindler and Cheryl Taylor
Companies

Sunshine is a bittersweet story of three generations of the Crosby family.

Bob (Bing) Crosby grew up to be one of the most likeable people around, and his natural wit and optimism were infectious to those around him. The only negative trait in Bing's life was his inability to resist gambling a few quid on the occasional bet.

Bernadette, his childhood sweetheart and mother of their son, Joe, loves Bing for the person she's known all her life and, although she doesn't approve of and is often infuriated by his casual betting, she always reluctantly forgives him.

Bing's dad, George, knows that he shares a special bond with his grandson, Joe, and even though Joe is too young to realise this, he certainly feels it in his heart.

When Bing's gambling develops into something more serious than the occasional bet and the risks he takes become greater, it's no longer just a few quid that Bing stands to lose - potentially, it's everything.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 7th October 2008 at 9pm on BBC One

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