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

The Rebel

  • TV sitcom
  • Gold
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 9 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring Simon Callow as a rebellious pensioner. Also features Bill Paterson, Anita Dobson, Amit Shah, Anna Crilly and Vivian Oparah

  • Series 2, Episode 5 repeated tomorrow at 1:45am on Gold

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Series 2, Episode 5 - Sex

The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort
A regular Northern Soul night at a local club is providing Henry with the perfect opportunity to let his hair down.

Further details

A regular Northern Soul night at a local club is providing Henry with the perfect opportunity to let his hair down - and in true Brighton style that means 'anything goes'. But by persuading Margaret and Charles to join him, it looks like the fun will be short-lived when he lands the former with an unwanted admirer and the latter in a dangerous liaison with an ex.

When a suspicious Charles then overhears a conversation between Henry and Margaret suggesting they are now an item, it looks like their friendship could be finished. Things go from bad to worse when Cath, determined to show she knows how to have fun, railroads Amaya into hosting a house party which quickly gets out of control, ruins Jeremy's big surprise and finds Henry in an uncompromising position with the Police.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th December 2017
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 26th May 2024 at 1:45am on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 8th December 2017 10:00pm Gold
Monday 11th December 2017 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 24th June 2018 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 26th June 2018 3:30am Gold
Thursday 9th May 2019 1:40am Gold
Sunday 12th May 2019 12:40am Gold
Saturday 28th March 2020 3:05am Gold
Tuesday 31st March 2020 3:10am Gold
Wednesday 15th July 2020 3:05am Gold
Thursday 16th July 2020 2:55am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2021 3:10am Gold
Friday 26th February 2021 3:05am Gold
Friday 19th March 2021 2:30am Gold
Thursday 28th October 2021 1:10am Gold
Saturday 30th October 2021 1:00am Gold
Friday 21st January 2022 1:05am Gold
Sunday 13th March 2022 1:55am Gold
Saturday 25th May 2024 3:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Simon Callow Henry Palmer
Bill Paterson Charles
Anita Dobson Margaret
Amit Shah Jeremy
Anna Crilly Cath
Vivian Oparah Amaya
Guest cast
Frances Barber Angela
Jon Glover Dennis
Oliver Alvin-Wilson Tony
Peter Basham Mike
Zara Azam Amaya's Friend
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
Robin Peters Editor
Steve Parnell Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Scott Langridge Costume Designer
Clive Norman Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
David Isaac Feldstein Composer
Steve Roberts 1st Assistant Director
Julie Sykes 1st Assistant Director

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