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


BBC One comedy drama. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Steve Coogan, Bernard Hill, Lisa Millett, Dominic Senior, Phil Mealey, Craig Cash, Daniel Ryan and others.

Series 1, Episode 2

Bernadette can't take Bing's gambling any more and throws him out. Bing takes refuge at his dad's house.

Further details

Bernadette throws Bing out the house and so he takes refuge at dad George's house.

Bing has always managed to win Bernadette's forgiveness and although he knows it's going to be tougher this time, he still expects to do so.

However, when it becomes clear that she has no intention of doing so this time and makes new plans for a life without him, his gambling spirals out of control.

Grandad George tries to help Joe come to terms with the situation and console him about the reasons for his father's behaviour.

Meanwhile, George has issues of his own to deal with. Finally, even he can no longer justify or tolerate Bing's behaviour.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th October 2008
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Coogan Bing Crosby
Bernard Hill George Crosby
Lisa Millett Bernadette Crosby
Dominic Senior Joe Crosby
Phil Mealey Andy
Craig Cash Bob
Daniel Ryan Greg
Tony Mooney Bulldog
Stephen Marcus Big Alan
Paul Hickey The Irish Man
Cleveland Campbell Football Coach
Adam Zane Richard
Rita May Doreen
Sarah Baxendale Receptionist
Guest cast
Caroline Aherne Barmaid
Dorothy Atkinson Jennifer
Geoffrey Hutchings Bernard
Aidan MaGrath Man At Bar
Rodney Litchfield Tommy Todd
Richard Sinnott Dr Symes
Anthony Bessick Mr Lister
Writing team
Craig Cash Writer
Phil Mealey Writer
Production team
Craig Cash Director
John Rushton Producer
Craig Cash Executive Producer
Phil Mealey Executive Producer
Nicola Shindler Executive Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
Oral Ottey (as Oral Norrie Ottey) Editor
Sally Reynolds Production Designer
Nina Humphreys Composer