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

The Rebel

Gold sitcom starring Simon Callow as a rebellious pensioner. 9 episodes (2 series), 2016 - 2017. Stars Simon Callow, Bill Paterson, Anita Dobson, Amit Shah and others.

Series 2

The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson). Copyright: Retort.

1. Money

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Henry attempts to help out Cath who is, like many young couples, struggling with astronomical rent rates.

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The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Vicar (Michael Bertenshaw), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

2. Death

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Cath's lodger Amaya offers to drive Cath, Henry, Margaret and Charles to a friend's funeral. With Henry due to give the eulogy, being late is not an option, but in fact it's touch and go if he'll even make it at all.

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The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Henry Palmer (Simon Callow), Margaret (Anita Dobson). Copyright: Retort.

3. Health

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

A misjudged late-night dip in the sea leaves both Henry and Charles very much worse for wear. As their symptoms deteriorate, they ultimately end up in hospital.

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The Rebel. Angela (Frances Barber). Copyright: Retort.

4. Drugs

First broadcast: Wednesday 29th November 2017

When Charles's ex-wife is arrested in a drugs bust, Henry and Charles embark on a novel scheme to raise money for her defence lawyer.

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The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

5. Sex

First broadcast: Wednesday 6th December 2017

A regular Northern Soul night at a local club is providing Henry with the perfect opportunity to let his hair down.

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The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

6. Love

First broadcast: Wednesday 13th December 2017

A burglary at Henry's house includes the theft of the Urn with Henry's late wife in.

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Series 2 Trailer

Simon Callow returns to continue his mission in life to be the pain in the establishment's arse.

Featuring: Simon Callow (Henry Palmer).