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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4 - Time And Tide

It's a big day for Cyril's as Phil prepares to take the official photograph for the tourist brochure. Plus, Chloe makes an unexpected discovery.

Further details

The Café. Image shows from L to R: Carol Porter (Ellie Haddington), Stan Astill (David Troughton). Copyright: Jellylegs

Whenever you need things to run smoothly, they invariably never do, and so it proves during this latest trip to Weston as Phil prepares to take the official photograph of Cyril's, its staff and customers for the tourist brochure. Even the Mayor is making an appearance.

The timing couldn't be worse for Carol to come down with hot flushes and for mum Mare to diagnose that she's going through 'the change'. An argument with Stan just tops it off.

Sarah, though, is pretty chipper at the minute, and following the age-old piece of advice that the best way to get over someone is to get under somebody else, she's spending a lot of time with Jason.

We also find out how the 'criminal' (to paraphrase Carol) ended up at the allotments in the first place. Elsewhere, Chloe fails her driving test for the eighth time, before making an unexpected discovery, and Phil takes a shine to Brenda.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 14th August 2013
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 18th August 2013 9:00pm Sky1
Monday 27th October 2014 2:30am Sky1
Saturday 27th June 2015 3:45am 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
Brian Murphy Frank Dobson
Marcia Warren Alice Dobson
Robert Glenister Phil Porter
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Jason
Bob Roach Deckchair Derek
Guest cast
Mary Healey Pound Shop Pam
Susan Engel Mrs. Smith
Anita Jewiss Biker Sue
Writing team
Ralf Little Writer
Michelle Terry Writer
Katherine Beacon Script Editor
Production team
Robin Sheppard Director
Susie Liggat Producer
Craig Cash Executive Producer
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Sarah Dibsdall Line Producer
Ralf Little Associate Producer
Michelle Terry Associate Producer
Joshua Cunliffe (as Josh Cunliffe) Editor
Roderick Stratfold (as Rod Stratfold) Production Designer
Angela Grosvenor Casting Director
Lynne Gibson Costume Designer
David Marsh Director of Photography
Jill Walton (as Jill Sweeney) Make-up Designer
Adam Lipinski Composer
Chris Stoaling 1st Assistant Director

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