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Series 1, Episode 3

The Cockfields. Image shows from L to R: Ray (Bobby Ball), Sue (Sue Johnston), Donna (Diane Morgan)
It's Sunday and Simon's 40th birthday. Preparations for the lunch are in full swing but the stress levels are sky high. Larry and Melissa disrupt the day and Simon shares some big news with Ray.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th November 2019
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th November 2019 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 21st November 2019 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 26th December 2019 10:20pm Gold
Friday 17th April 2020 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 13th June 2020 10:40pm Gold
Sunday 14th June 2020 9:00pm Gold
Wednesday 17th June 2020 12:05am Gold
Thursday 18th June 2020 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 14th November 2020 11:40pm Gold
Sunday 15th November 2020 8:05pm Gold
Thursday 19th November 2020 10:10pm Gold
Saturday 26th December 2020 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 30th December 2020 2:10am Gold
Wednesday 26th May 2021 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 30th May 2021 12:55am Gold
Saturday 14th August 2021 10:00pm Gold
Monday 16th August 2021 12:20am Gold
Saturday 21st August 2021 12:00am Gold
Monday 1st November 2021 4:00pm Gold
Friday 5th November 2021 10:40pm Gold
Saturday 6th November 2021 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 24th February 2022 12:30am Gold
Saturday 17th September 2022 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 5th April 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
Guest cast
Maggie Steed Lynn
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


TV review: The Cockfields, episode three, Gold

This has been a real gem. It's a shame it is only a trilogy, but in those three episodes we have really got to know the Cockfield clan. Yes, they might be a bunch of Isle of Wight oddballs, but they are - mostly - a bunch of very sympathetic, engaging Isle of Wight oddballs.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th November 2019

TV review: The Cockfields, Gold

I've only seen the first episode though - maybe everything goes pear-shaped in the next two parts. I'll certainly be watching to find out.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th November 2019

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