The Cockfields. Image shows from L to R: Ray (Gregor Fisher), Simon (Joe Wilkinson), Esther (Susannah Fielding), David (Ben Rufus Green), Sue (Sue Johnston)
The Cockfields

The Cockfields

  • TV sitcom
  • Gold
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 10 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about an oddball family living on the Isle of Wight. Stars Joe Wilkinson, Susannah Fielding, Sue Johnston, Gregor Fisher, Ben Rufus Green and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

The Cockfields. Image shows from L to R: Simon (Joe Wilkinson), Donna (Diane Morgan)
It's Friday and Simon and his new girlfriend Donna arrive on the Isle of Wight to stay with Simon's well-meaning but overbearing family for his 40th birthday weekend celebrations.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th November 2019
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th November 2019 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 19th November 2019 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 26th December 2019 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 15th April 2020 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 30th May 2020 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 12:10am Gold
Thursday 4th June 2020 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 14th November 2020 10:25pm Gold
Sunday 15th November 2020 6:50pm Gold
Tuesday 17th November 2020 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 26th December 2020 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 30th December 2020 12:55am Gold
Monday 24th May 2021 10:00pm Gold
Saturday 29th May 2021 11:35pm Gold
Saturday 14th August 2021 8:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th August 2021 11:00pm Gold
Friday 20th August 2021 10:40pm Gold
Monday 1st November 2021 2:40pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 6th November 2021 9:20pm Gold
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 12:25am Gold
Thursday 15th September 2022 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Joe Wilkinson Simon
Sue Johnston Sue
Ben Rufus Green David
Nigel Havers Larry
Sarah Parish Melissa
Diane Morgan Donna
Bobby Ball Ray
Jeff Mirza Andre
Writing team
David Earl Writer
Joe Wilkinson Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
John Rushton Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Lucy Ansbro Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer
David Earl Associate Producer
Joe Wilkinson Associate Producer
Robyn Forsythe Line Producer
Jo Walker Editor
Kyz Kistell Production Designer
Rosalie Clayton Casting Director
Natalie Willis Costume Designer
Duncan Telford Director of Photography
Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
Mark Fenn 1st Assistant Director


The Cockfields: the Royles with a middle class makeover

Thank gawd it's not just my family, then. The Cockfields (Gold), a three-part sitcom about a bloke taking his girlfriend home to meet his parents, is crammed with lines so true to life, it sometimes felt like a documentary.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 13th November 2019

TV review: The Cockfields, series 1, episode 1

I can't wait to see what happens to them next, even if it isn't very much at all.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 13th November 2019

The latest addition to the Meet the Parents subgenre, this new Mike Leigh-flavoured three-parter sees Joe Wilkinson ferry new girlfriend Diane Morgan over to the Isle of Wight for what will prove an interminably long weekend at his folks', the ever-reliable Sue Johnston and Bobby Ball. Cue the casual bigotry.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 12th November 2019

The Cockfields review

Joe Wilkinson has become known as the weird one on panel shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. But in this all-too-relatable three-part comedy, he actually turns out to be the normal one at the centre of other people's oddness.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th November 2019

The Cockfields, episode 1 review

A well-observed, gently addictive gem.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 12th November 2019

Joe Wilkinson: 'I could never have written Fleabag'

The 8 Out of 10 Cats comedian on his love for old sitcoms, working with Motherland's Diane Morgan and his 'mundane' life at home.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 11th November 2019

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