The Labrador

Series 4 - Episode 3 The Labrador



It’s eerily quiet in the Brockman household. Karen’s staying overnight with her fashion-mad friend Tanya, pretending to be the new Gok Wan; Ben’s terrorising the other kids and their teacher at an activity camp; while Jake’s out with his band mates, doing whatever teenage boys do. “It’s not natural!” whimpers Sue, visualising how empty life will be when it’s just her and Pete. Even the prospect that they could have sex during the day isn’t helping.

Except that they’re not completely alone. Archie is staying with them and although he doesn’t argue or answer back or ask impossible questions as the kids do (after all, he is a dog), he’s a bit of a comedy star, acting as a wonderfully doleful, four-legged straight man to Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner.


Karen attends a sleepover and Ben stays at an adventure camp, offering harassed parents Pete and Sue a glimpse of what life will be like after the children leave home for good. Comedy, starring Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner and Daniel Roche.

Cast & Crew

Pete Hugh Dennis
Sue Claire Skinner
Ben Daniel Roche
Jake Tyger Drew-Honey
Karen Ramona Marquez
Mr Hunslet David Troughton
Mr Henderson Phil Nice
Mrs Henderson Stella Gonet
Director Andy Hamilton
Director Guy Jenkin
Producer Andy Hamilton
Producer Guy Jenkin
Writer Andy Hamilton
Writer Guy Jenkin
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