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Seasons:
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Release Date:
27 September 1990 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the all time greats See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Gregor Fisher ... 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)

Brian Pettifer ... 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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Series Directed by
Colin Gilbert (35 episodes, 1988-2014)

Ron Bain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Ian Pattison (67 episodes, 1988-2014)

Series Produced by
Colin Gilbert .... producer (41 episodes, 1988-2014)
Rab Christie .... executive producer: The Comedy Unit (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Elaine Campbell .... line producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Papworth .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 2010)
Jon Rolph .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 2010)
Kristian Smith .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Mike Bolland .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
April Chamberlain .... line producer (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Original Music by
David McNiven (30 episodes, 1988-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McNeill (24 episodes, 1988-1998)
Oliver Cheesman (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Graham Greenhorn (23 episodes, 1990-1998)
Walter J. Grant (14 episodes, 2008-2014)
 
Series Production Design by
Alan Wright (21 episodes, 1988-1993)
Graham Rose (8 episodes, 1997-2010)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nicki McCallum (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Costume Design by
David Beeton (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Valerie Green (8 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ray Holman (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Julie Dorrat-Keenan .... makeup designer (22 episodes, 1990-1998)
Jacqui Mallett .... makeup designer / makeup designer: Series 10 eps1-6 / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
 
Series Production Management
David Mack .... production manager (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tim Franklin .... production manager (10 episodes, 1990-1992)
Charles Marks .... production manager (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Peter Gallagher .... production manager (4 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morris Milne .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2008-2011)
Neil Wallace .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2008-2010)

Brian Horsburgh .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Susan Leitch .... graphics (23 episodes, 1990-1998)
Jean Bell .... properties buyer (19 episodes, 1990-1993)
Lee Porter .... production buyer (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Craig Menzies .... properties buyer (4 episodes, 1997-2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Mick Wild .... sound supervisor / sound (23 episodes, 1988-1998)
Cy Jack .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Special Effects by
Mark Holt .... special effects (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Holt .... special effects assistant (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Perry Brahan .... visual effects designer (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Mark Holt .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt arranger / stunt coordinator / ... (4 episodes, 1990-1993)
Steve Whyment .... stunts (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Bill Little .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 1996-1997)

Michael Scott-Law .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jonny Kerr .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2010)
Malcolm Paris .... camera operator: rostrum camera (3 episodes, 1988-1991)
John McNeill .... lighting camera (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mark Print .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona King .... costume assistant (1 episode, 1992)
John Laurie .... dresser (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
John McMillan .... vision supervisor (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Location Management
Pete Murphy .... location assistant (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Shirley Sinclair .... location manager (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
 
Series Music Department
David McNiven .... composer: title music (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Gillian Ewing .... production assistant / continuity / ... (25 episodes, 1988-2008)
Sandi Anderson .... title sequence (23 episodes, 1990-1998)
Alison Banks .... assistant floor manager (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alasdair Kearney .... production runner / electronic press kit (13 episodes, 2008-2011)
Sarah Jane Kerr .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dave Williams .... catering crew (6 episodes, 1993)
Susan Haynes .... production coordinator / production executive (4 episodes, 1997-2008)
Shaw Statham .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (48 episodes) | 41 min (1 Episode) | 50 min (1 Episode) | 45 min (2 episodes) | 38 min (1 Episode)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
TV Announcer:And now for the lottery numbers - which are, funnily enough, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, and the bonus number 13.
Rab C. Nesbitt:What? I chose 26, but it's 7, 8, 9, 12!
[to Mary]
Rab C. Nesbitt:Ah, love!
[...speaking to his hand, after he lost the lottery]
Rab C. Nesbitt:You, you are the hand that bought the ticket, I'll give ya...
[beats his hand up with the chip pan before it breaks, and Mary tries to stop him]
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of the all time greats, 3 July 2004
Author: jamiehill_uk from London

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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