Thin Ice. Image shows from L to R: Barbara (Marian McLoughlin), Jeanette (Deborah Findlay). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment
Thin Ice

Thin Ice

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2006
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy revolving around the intense rivalry which exists between an amateur ice-skating trainer and her nemesis. Stars Deborah Findlay, Marian McLoughlin, Caroline Strong, Ian Ashpitel, Janice Connolly and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Rocky becomes the new sponsor of the ice hockey team, the Derby Devils, but his decision to rename the squad and kit them out with a brand-new strip before their big game with the Peterborough Piranhas doesn't really suit their macho image.

Further details

Jeanette becomes distracted by the National Championships and ends up being accused of neglecting the Penguins, while Roy considers Rocky's offer of retirement. Elsewhere at the Derby Ice Bowl, Dennis is appalled when he learns Rocky is the new sponsor of the ice hockey team, the Derby Devils, and has decided to rename them!

Barbara and Margaret-Ann try to make a good impression with a journalist interviewing Natalie about the National Championships; however, Natalie is not quite so enthusiastic. Things go from bad to worse for Dennis before their big game with the Peterborough Piranhas when Rocky arrives with the new team strip which doesn't quite suit their macho image...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th March 2006
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Deborah Findlay Jeanette
Marian McLoughlin Barbara
Caroline Strong Margaret-Ann
Ian Ashpitel Roy
Janice Connolly Inga
Marc Wootton Dennis
Sophie Portland Trisha
Shannon Waring Natalie
Charles Dale Rocky
Sarah Barrass Becky
Lorraine Ashbourne Eileen
Guest cast
Luke Holland Nathan
Nina Wadia Karen
Neil Bell Frank
Writing team
Simon Carlyle Writer
Gregor Sharp Writer
Production team
Sarah Smith Director
John Rushton Producer
Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
James Cooper Editor
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Pam Alexander Casting Director
Darren Finch Costume Designer
Len Gowing Director of Photography
Jill Walton (as Jill Sweeney) Make-up Designer
Richard Harris 1st Assistant Director

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