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The Rebel. Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

The Rebel

Gold sitcom starring Simon Callow as a rebellious pensioner. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Simon Callow, Bill Paterson, Anita Dobson, Amit Shah and others.

Another series is in development.

Series 1

The Rebel. Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

1. Law

First broadcast: Wednesday 20th July 2016

Following a reluctant visit to see his doctor, Henry witnesses a robbery and gives chase - only to be accused of homophobia by a do-gooder policeman, whom he then assaults!

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The Rebel. Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

2. Charity

First broadcast: Wednesday 27th July 2016

When Charles goes missing, Henry eventually finds him volunteering in a former church, now newly opened charity shop 'Virtuous'. Donations to Margaret's shop have dropped off, and they suspect are being stolen from outside the door overnight. With some investigation, the horrible truth about Virtuous begins to come to light.

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The Rebel. Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

3. Art

First broadcast: Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Charles has been holding the fort at the charity shop when he sells an old urine bottle. Unfortunately it has great sentimental value for Margaret, and also seems to be an apprentice piece by Marcel Duchamp for his famous urinal art-work.

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