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Cuckoo

SERIES 5 SYNOPSIS

At the start of the series, Ken is amazed to discover he has a half-sister, Ivy Mittelfart, who is the wife of a billionaire. But just as Ken thinks he’s going to get a fat pay out, Ivy’s fraudster husband is incarcerated and she loses all of her money. Now, she’s forced to live at Steve’s, as she tries to make a plan. 

Ivy is an unstoppable whirl of energy and ambition – blunt-talking, entitled and almost completely lacking in moral compass. After the love and peace of Cuckoo, and the naïve idealism of Dale – she’s a whole new force within the family…

 

THE SHOW

Cuckoo is a BAFTA-nominated sitcom for BBC3, created by Kieron Quirke and Robin French. Now in its third series, the show broke ratings records when it launched in 2012. Starring a mix of British and American actors, including SNL alumnus Andy Samberg, beloved stand up Greg Davies and Hollywood heartthrob Taylor Lautner, the show has been nominated for multiple awards, remade in America, and acquired by Netflix for streaming in 2016.

SERIES 5 CREDITS​

Writers
Robin French
Kieron Quirke
James Lamont
Jon Foster

Director
Ben Gregor

Producer
Izzy Mant

Executive Producers
Ash Atalla
Dan Hine
Emma Lawson 

Starring
Greg Davies
Andie MacDowell
Esther Smith
Helen Baxendale
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ken Collard
Matt Lacey

Broadcaster
BBC Three

 

SERIES 4 SYNOPSIS

In this series, we will see Ken (Greg Davies) have a mid-life wobble. He’s not quite settling back in to his groove post-paternity leave. He’s lost his mojo at work, and all his power has been usurped by dastardly work rival, Jane. After a humiliating incident at the Lawyer of the Year awards, Ken gets a suspension from work for a month. But he can’t bear to tell Lorna. He pretends to be going to work each day, while actually hanging out in ‘All Steve’s Pals’, drinking and making more unsuitable friends…  Can Ken get back on the straight and narrow and sort out his career once and for all…

 

Dale (Taylor Lautner) is still enjoying settling down in his adopted hometown of Lichfield, happy as could be in relationship bliss with Rachel. At the start of the series, Dale asks Ken for Rachel’s hand in marriage, but Ken advises him that he needs to get more settled first. Sid’s at nursery now, so Dale needs to think of what he’s going to for a job. After self-actualising himself as a business visionary, he decides to go into business with Steve Chance on “All Steve’s Pals”, Lichfield’s premier cocktail establishment. 

Rachel on the other hand, is not ready to settle down. She’s still living with her mum and dad, tyrannised by her boss Nina and getting serious wanderlust. She wants to bust out of Lichfield and see the world with Dale. But Dale’s getting more and more enthused about his business, trying to provide a future for him and Rachel, while Rachel is TRYING to be supportive but would actually rather he packed it all in. Will our favourite couple get over this first relationship hump and figure out what their future together should look like?

SERIES 4 CREDITS​

Writers
Robin French
Kieron Quirke
James Lamont
Jon Foster
Paul Doolan
Paul McKenna
Joe Parham

Director
Paul Murphy

Producer
Emma Lawson

Executive Producers
Ash Atalla
Dan Hine

Starring
Greg Davies
Taylor Lautner
Esther Smith
Helen Baxendale
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ken Collard
Selina Griffiths

Broadcaster
BBC Three

 

SERIES 3 SYNOPSIS

Six months after Dale’s dramatic departure at the end of Series 2, Rachel is still heartbroken and missing Dale but she has managed to salvage a certain friendship with her jilted former lover, Ben. It isn’t long before a transformed Dale returns to shake things up all over again. Meanwhile, Ken and Lorna are preparing for the birth of their unexpected new baby, and Dylan is getting ready for a short-lived stint at university.

SERIES 3 CREDITS​

Writers
Robin French
Kieron Quirke
Ben Edwards
James Lamont
Jon Foster

Director
Paul Murphy

Producer
Emma Lawson

Executive Producers
Ash Atalla
Dan Hine

Starring
Greg Davies
Taylor Lautner
Esther Smith
Helen Baxendale
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ken Collard
Matt Lacey 

Broadcaster
BBC Three

 

SERIES 2 SYNOPSIS

Two years have passed and we learn that Cuckoo is missing, presumed dead after a climbing accident in the Himalayas. Things are just getting back to normal in the Thompson household. Dylan is applying for university and Rachel is trying to rebuild her life with a new boyfriend, nice but dull Ben. But a mysterious stranger soon arrives at the door claiming to be Cuckoo’s son, searching for his father who he’s never met. Taking pity, Ken and Lorna ask him to stay.

SERIES 2 CREDITS​

Writers
Robin French
Kieron Quirke
Ben Edwards
James Lamont
Jon Foster

Director
Ben Taylor

Producer
Dan Hine

Executive Producer
Ash Atalla

Starring
Greg Davies
Taylor Lautner
Esther Smith
Helen Baxendale
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ken Collard
Selina Griffiths
Matt Lacey 

Broadcaster
BBC Three

 

SERIES 1 SYNOPSIS

When Ken and Lorna collect their daughter from the airport, they’re horrified to learn that she’s returned from her gap year with more than just a henna tattoo and braids in her hair. At the arrival gate, she introduces them to her new husband, Cuckoo – the squared-jawed, self-appointed spiritual ninja who is now their son-in-law. Cuckoo is every parent’s worst nightmare, a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken and Lorna have no choice but to welcome him into their family home.

SERIES 1 CREDITS​

Writers
Robin French
Kieron Quirke

Director
Ben Taylor

Producer
Dan Hine

Executive Producer
Ash Atalla

Starring
Greg Davies
Andy Samberg
Tamla Kari
Helen Baxendale
Tyger Drew-Honey
Ken Collard
Selina Griffiths 

Broadcaster
BBC Three