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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: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Sex

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

Date
Wednesday 6th December 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
    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
    David Isaac Feldstein Composer

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