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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 6 - Love

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

Full synopsis

Henry is doing his best to support Cath as she comes to terms with the fact Jeremy is staying in Lesotho for good. Their dwindling family is hit further by a burglary at Henry's house, which includes the theft of the Urn with Henry's late wife in.

With the Police unable (or unwilling) to do much to help, an even more erratic than usual Henry and Cath take it upon themselves to reclaim the ashes and embark on a journey into Brighton's 'petty' criminal underworld.

This leaves Margaret facing a life-changing dilemma alone - does she take Charles up on his offer to move to Scotland with him? It seems everyone is being forced to make decisions about love that they've been avoiding for far too long...

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 13th December 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Gold
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 16th December 2017 at 10:40pm on Gold
  2. Monday 18th December 2017 at 10:40pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Callow Henry Palmer
Bill Paterson Charles
Anita Dobson Margaret
Anna Crilly Cath
Vivian Oparah Amaya
Guest cast
Moyo Akande (as Moyo Akandé) DS Freeman
Dan Phillips Barman
Nickolas Grace Robert Downey Sr
Colin McFarlane Roderick
Jacob Avery Ash
Alex Jarrett Tish
Rian Gordon Luke
Writing team
James Cary Writer
Richard Hurst Writer
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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