The Visit. Image shows from L to R: Officer Mark Bamford (Darren Tighe), Blind Pete (Vincent Davies). Copyright: BBC.

The Visit

BBC Three sitcom about a prison. 7 episodes (1 series) in 2007. Stars Iain McKee, John Henshaw, Craig Fitzpatrick, Beatrice Kelley and others.

The Visit. Image shows from L to R: Nana (Beatrice Kelley), Stevie (Craig Fitzpatrick), Michael (Iain McKee), Brian (John Henshaw). Copyright: BBC.

The Visit

Sitcom based in the visiting room at HMP Radford, a low-security prison

BBC Three
7   (1 series)
Iain McKee, John Henshaw, Craig Fitzpatrick, Beatrice Kelley, Steve Edge, Naomi Radcliffe, Angel Coulby, Darren Tighe and others
Tony Burgess
Tony Dow
John Rushton

The Visit opens the door of a low-security prison visiting room for a comedic peek into the lives of a group of petty crooks and the family, friends and fiends who visit them each week.

Under the watchful eye of the under-valued, officious prison visiting officers, the prisoners struggle to maintain marriages, rebuild relationships and catch up on the lives on the outside of their loved ones and their loathed ones.

Wannabe hard man Clint likes to refer to himself as 'frisbee', because he always returns to prison but, as his somewhat smarter wife points out, it should actually be 'boomerang'.

Michael, meanwhile, refuses to turn grass to aid his appeal, because he's rather attached to his kneecaps. Whilst incarcerated he endures card games with his cheating Dad and his wittering Nana, who often visits armed with a crucifix.

Added into the mix is the facially pierced Blind Gaz, a grubby kids creche where hepatitis is spread by a Fimble and a visiting officer who thinks the vending machine running out of Crunchie bars is a code red situation!

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Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Small Time (Working title)
Theme music is by Slade
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 15th July 2007 on BBC Three
Last new broadcast
Sunday 26th August 2007 on BBC Three
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 13th August 2008 at 10:45pm on BBC1

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