Great Night Out

Series 1 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Sweet and funny one minute, laboured and creaky the next — we’re going to have to get used to Great Night Out’s ups and downs. But at least the performances are consistently good, particularly Craig Parkinson as self-doubting Glyn, who this week has a birthday party and would love the beautiful Julie (Christine Bottomley — simultaneously playing a dodgy copper on Silent Witness) to be there.

Some people might simply ask her, but not Glyn. He goes the long route and, because she’s a nurse, pretends he’s having chest pains. Which, like everything in this series, goes horribly wrong for him, via a fear of clowns
and some customised chili con carne.

Meanwhile, Beggsy’s ex-wife Mandy (Lucy Gaskell) — the one who left him to go and live with a new man in Australia — is back in town. So obviously
he’s playing it verrrry cool.

About this programme

3/6. As Glyn gets another year older, he learns that honesty really is the best policy while trying to win Julie's affections, and the lads look forward to his fancy-dress birthday party. However, a long-standing argument between Daz and Hodge threatens to disrupt the occasion. Elsewhere, Beggsy receives a surprise visit from ex-wife Mandy and quickly realises the embers of their relationship are still smouldering.

Cast and crew

Cast

Beggsy
William Ash
Hodge
Lee Boardman
Glyn
Craig Parkinson
Daz
Stephen Walters
Julie
Christine Bottomley
Colleen
Naomi Bentley
Kath
Rebekah Staton
Warren
Ricky Tomlinson
Mrs B
Susie Blake
Miss Moogan
Carla Mendonca
Bev
Isy Suttie
Mandy
Lucy Gaskell
Wayne
Oliver Boot
Mr Bucksey
Michael Bell
Linda
Sue Devaney
Doctor
Tara Moran
Club shop assistant
Hayley Jayne Standing

Crew

Director
Elliot Hegarty
Executive Producer
Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer
Paul Schlesinger
Executive Producer
Mark Bussell
Executive Producer
Justin Sbresni
Producer
Pat Lees
Producer
Angela Sinden
Writer
Mark Bussell
Writer
Justin Sbresni
Categories
Comedy

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