Rab C. Nesbitt is lowlife scum (and proud of it) in Glasgow, Scotland who spends his time drinking in his local and speaking to the camera about the state of society as he sees it.

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Series cast summary:
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 Rab C. Nesbitt (67 episodes, 1988-2014)
Tony Roper ...
 Jamesie Cotter (65 episodes, 1988-2014)
Elaine C. Smith ...
 Mary Nesbitt (64 episodes, 1988-2014)
Barbara Rafferty ...
 Ella Cotter (51 episodes, 1990-2014)
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 Andra / ... (50 episodes, 1988-2014)
Andrew Fairlie ...
 Gash Nesbitt (46 episodes, 1988-2008)
Iain McColl ...
 Dodie (43 episodes, 1990-2011)
John Kazek ...
 Norrie (36 episodes, 1992-1999)
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Classic BBC Sitcom about Rab C. Nesbitt, a stringed vested philosopher (in his own way) who spends his days getting drunk in his local with best mate Jamesie and going home to clash with wife Mary and his two sons Gash and Burnie. The series follows Rab as he talks to the camera about the way life is and the state of the country, When he's not doing that he is drinking, trying to keep his family together or shouting the odds at anybody who is stupid enough to argue the point. No matter where in Govan you go you cant escape the wrath of the Nesbitt man! Written by Anonymous

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21 December 1988 (UK)  »

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Rab first appeared as a sketch in the show Naked Video. So popular was Rab, the producers gave him his own half hour special in 1989. A full series was later commissioned for 1990. See more »

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Jamesie Cotter: [passionately] Rab, there's that much to live for! I mean even a man as yersel must have some ambitions left, somethin you want to do before you finally shuffle off this mortal coil!
Jamesie Cotter: Of course I've got ambitions, of course I've got ambitions.
Jamesie Cotter: What are they, Rab?
Rab C. Nesbitt: Jist oncest, Jist oncest. I wid like tae be able talk tae you withoot feelin... like I've jist gargled wie *Preparation X!
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At the end of every episode, we see a television with Rab on it. He rambles about something, but we cannot hear due to the music. As the credits end, Rab leaves his chair and shouts "Beat it!" See more »

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Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #43.9 (2012) See more »

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One of the all time greats
3 July 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is an amazingly clever show set in Govan (a major working class area of Glasgow). It gives a humorous idea of working class life and philosophy (watch out for Rab's little rants). It also gives a clear view of modern day family life for an alcoholic. This shows comedy that the Americans could never quite master, silly but clever comedy. And only the best britcoms last for 8 series'.

Some people may not understand the characters but due to me having Glaswegian parents i am use to the accents. This is to be released on DVD soon, i advise to go get it but make sure you watch with the subtitles on.


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