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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.

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

Series 2, Episode 3 - Health

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.

Further details

An unwelcome surprise birthday party for Henry inspires him to go out on the 'lash' to prove that he's still as fit as he was in his youth. But a misjudged late-night dip in the sea seemingly leaves both him and Charles very much worse for wear. As their symptoms deteriorate, they ultimately end up in hospital, with Henry finding the modern day 'customer'-orientated NHS too much to bear. Meanwhile, Charles' efforts to distract Margaret from the romantic advances of the suave Dr. Cranmore land him in an isolation ward, and it transpires Cath's new fascination with all things medieval could have a lot to answer for.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Gold
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Simon Callow Henry Palmer
    Bill Paterson Charles
    Anita Dobson Margaret
    Anna Crilly Cath
    Vivian Oparah Amaya
    Guest cast
    Ronald Pickup Doctor Cranmore
    Ben Hunter Lad On Beach
    Michael Stranney Jed
    Zita Sattar Matron
    Luke Pierre Health Care Assistant
    Kate O'Sullivan Duty Nurse
    Writing team
    Andrew Birch Writer
    James Cary Script Editor
    Richard Hurst Script Editor
    Production team
    Vadim Jean Director
    Simon Lupton Series Producer
    Ben Walker Producer
    Jon Rolph Executive Producer
    Pete Thornton Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Steve Parnell Production Designer
    David Isaac Feldstein Composer

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