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

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Series 2, Episode 6 - Love

The Rebel. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Bill Paterson), Margaret (Anita Dobson), Henry Palmer (Simon Callow). Copyright: Retort
A burglary at Henry's house includes the theft of the Urn with Henry's late wife in.

Further details

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

Wednesday 13th December 2017
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 26th May 2024 at 2:15am on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th December 2017 10:40pm Gold
Monday 18th December 2017 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 28th June 2018 3:25am Gold
Saturday 30th June 2018 3:25am Gold
Friday 10th May 2019 1:40am Gold
Monday 13th May 2019 12:45am Gold
Thursday 26th March 2020 2:25am Gold
Thursday 16th July 2020 3:25am Gold
Friday 17th July 2020 2:25am Gold
Saturday 18th July 2020 3:15am Gold
Sunday 14th February 2021 3:15am Gold
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 2:25am Gold
Saturday 30th October 2021 1:40am Gold
Saturday 22nd January 2022 12:50am Gold
Sunday 13th March 2022 2:25am Gold

Cast & crew

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 Halladay (as Richard Halladey) 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

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