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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three / Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2017
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

BBC Three sitcom in which Nick Helm stars as an out-of work musician forced to look after his young nephew. Also features Elliot Speller-Gillott, Daisy Haggard, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Con O'Neill, Sydney Rae White and more.

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Series 3, Episode 4 - 2:27

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
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.

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This episode is also sometimes titled 'Hospital Day'.

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd January 2017
BBC Three (Online)
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th January 2017 11:25pm BBC1

Cast & crew

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 G Smith (as 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
Oliver Refson Associate Producer
Lilah Vandenburgh Associate Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Lucien Clayton Editor
Charlotte Pearson Production Designer
Kevin Riddle Casting Director
Helen Woolfenden Costume Designer
Kate Reid Director of Photography
Giada Venturini Make-up Designer
Nick Helm Composer
Andy Jones (as Andrew Jones) Composer
Matt Simpson Composer
Peter Griffiths 1st Assistant Director
Kristian Smith Commissioning Editor


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).


Review, Uncle, BBC3, Episode 4

I have a confession to make. I'd slightly gone off Uncle this time round, which is why my reviews have been running late. Watching it - previously so much fun - had started to feel like a chore and I wondered where the plot as going. But I take it all back. I was rather blown away by this latest episode.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd January 2017

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