Great Night Out

Great Night Out

Series 1 - Episode 3



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.


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 & Crew

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
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
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