The Café. Image shows from L to R: Richard Dickens (Ralf Little), Sarah Porter (Michelle Terry). Copyright: Jellylegs
The Café

The Café

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2011 - 2013
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Gentle sitcom based around a Weston-super-Mare café that acts as the social hub for the seaside town. Stars Ellie Haddington, Michelle Terry, June Watson, Ralf Little, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - There's No Place Like Home

The Café. Image shows from L to R: John Streatfield (Daniel Ings), Carol Porter (Ellie Haddington). Copyright: Jellylegs
Quiet life in the sleepy seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, and its even sleepier seafront café, Cyril's, is thrown into a state of mild disarray when a flashy events manager from London comes to visit his ill mother.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 25th November 2011 11:00pm Sky1
Wednesday 4th July 2012 9:30pm Sky1
Monday 3rd September 2012 9:00am Sky1
Tuesday 16th June 2015 3:30am Sky2

Cast & crew

Ellie Haddington Carol Porter
Michelle Terry Sarah Porter
June Watson Mary Ellis
Ralf Little Richard Dickens
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Chloe Astill
Kevin Trainor Keiran Barker
David Troughton Stan Astill
Carolin Stoltz Ava Lipinski
Seeta Indrani Brenda Kiely
Marcia Warren Alice Dobson
Daniel Ings John Streatfield
Jack Roth Big Issue Frank
Writing team
Ralf Little Writer
Michelle Terry Writer
Katherine Beacon Script Editor
Production team
Craig Cash Director
Susie Liggat Producer
Craig Cash Executive Producer
Phil Mealey Executive Producer
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Ralf Little Associate Producer
Michelle Terry Associate Producer
Debbi Slater Line Producer
Ian Wilson Editor
Roderick Stratfold (as Rod Stratfold) Production Designer
Susie Parriss Casting Director
Lynne Gibson Costume Designer
Daf Hobson Director of Photography
Jill Walton (as Jill Sweeney) Make-up Designer
Adam Lipinski Composer
Amanda Neal 1st Assistant Director


The Cafe: Episode 1 clip

Richard tells Carol about his new car.

Featuring: Ellie Haddington (Carol Porter), Ralf Little (Richard Dickens), Michelle Terry (Sarah Porter) & June Watson (Mary Ellis).

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