Uncle. Image shows from L to R: Andy (Nick Helm), Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.


BBC Three and Channel 4 sitcom about a bad uncle and his nerdy nephew. 20 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2012 - 2017. Stars Nick Helm, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Daisy Haggard, Daniel Lawrence Taylor and others.

Uncle. Image shows from L to R: Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott), Andy (Nick Helm). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 3, Episode 1 - Father's Day

Andy's gathering a measure of success as a music producer. For the first time, he has to think about real decisions.

Further details

It's been four years since man-child Andy forged an unlikely alliance with nerdy nephew Errol. Suicidal and irresponsible, Andy cared only about having lost his girlfriend, and only looked after Errol after being blackmailed into it by chaotic sister Sam. But a lot's changed since then...

When we re-join them for Series 3, it's eighteen months since Andy found out that he was going to be a father, and the baby he's never met is haunting his nightmares. But is he ready to be a dad? And why do people count baby ages in months anyway?

Andy's living in the basement of Sam and Bruce's new home, depressed over how things ended with Melodie. As he tries to work up the nerve to confront Teresa about their child, he's distracted by an offer from a record company executive that puts his artistic integrity to the test and makes him think about what really matters. When Andy's offered the chance to write for a boyband, he has to decide whether financial security is more important to him than artistic integrity, especially when he has a kid in the wings.

Errol, meanwhile, is having Daddy issues of his own, unable to accept Bruce as the man of the house. This is causing Sam a headache, on top of the fact that Bruce is subtly hinting to her that he wants a baby.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st January 2017
BBC Three (Online)
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nick Helm Andy
Elliot Speller-Gillott Errol
Daisy Haggard Sam
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Bruce
Con O'Neill Val
Sydney Rae White Gwen
Jorja Rutherford Tiffany
Nina Toussaint-White Shelly
Raquel Cassidy Teresa
Dylan Moran Marsh
Guest cast
Mae Martin Imogen (Interviewer)
Toyah Frantzen Martha (Pregnant worker)
Matthew Crosby (as Matthew-Paul Crosby) Tom (Andy's uni friend)
Millie Assiter Bailey
Writing team
Oliver Refson Writer
Lilah Vandenburgh Writer
Production team
Oliver Refson Director
Faiza Hosenie Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Alison MacPhail Executive Producer
Tom CJ Brown Animation


Maybe Baby music video

Andy heads into a dreamworld.

Featuring: Nick Helm (Andy).

Father's Day

An interview gets awkward for Andy.

Featuring: Nick Helm (Andy), Mae Martin (Imogen).


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