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: Sam (Daisy Haggard), Bruce (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillott), Andy (Nick Helm). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 3, Episode 4 - 2:27

Andy struggles to shut off his feelings. Errol struggles to let his in. Sam's life hangs in the balance. An impressionistic meditation on grief.


This episode is also sometimes titled 'Hospital Day'.

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd January 2017
BBC Three
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
Brett Goldstein Casper
Nicholas Burns Ben
Guest cast
Charles Davies Surgeon
Nicola Goodchild Anaesthetist
Leah Harvey Nurse
Erin Kellyman Eleanor
Mark Smith Junior Doctor
David Cann Chaplain
Writing team
Oliver Refson Writer
Lilah Vandenburgh Writer
Production team
Oliver Refson Director
Faiza Hosenie Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Alison MacPhail Executive Producer


I Hate Cancer

Andy sings about cancer, as we see a montage of the time he has spent with Sam.

Featuring: Nick Helm (Andy), Elliot Speller-Gillott (Errol), Daisy Haggard (Sam), Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Bruce).

Stupid Coin Game

Andy tries to pass the time with Errol by playing a game with a coin.

Featuring: Nick Helm (Andy), Elliot Speller-Gillott (Errol).

I Hate Cancer Song

Andy sings a song...

Featuring: Nick Helm (Andy), Daisy Haggard (Sam), Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Bruce).


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