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Season: 1
Year: 2013


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Box

12 May 2013
Brought up in Ireland by his mother Tom Chadwick returns to England when he and sister Bea - who communicates through a puppet monkey - visit their father Keith and are told of a box left them by a great aunt. Its contents include the photo of a distinguished looking old gentleman in military garb, Tom's great grandfather. Through antique dealer Mr Pfister Tom and best friend Pete meet genealogist Neville St Aubrey, who tells them that the man in the photo is Prince George. However he is not their relative, who was actually the man who took the picture and was an actor on the south coast of England.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey

Christopher Fairbank ... Neville St. Aubrey

Ben Farrow ... Train Station Announcer (voice)

Michael McKean ... Keith Chadwick
Lisa Palfrey ... Luba Chadwick

Jim Piddock ... Mr. Pfister

Natalie Walter ... Ellie

Philip Brodie ... Earl of Sudbury ('The Plantagenets')
Olivia Chenery ... Princess ('The Plantagenets')
James Greene ... King ('The Plantagenets')
Gerard Horan ... Vikram ('There Goes the Neighbourhood')

Meera Syal ... Chitra ('There Goes the Neighbourhood')

Hugh O'Brien ... Race Goer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Treading the Boards

19 May 2013
Tom sees a photo of his great grandfather Harry in costume for 'The Mikado' and travels with Pete to Hove to meet the very elderly Sybil, who used to live next door to Harry. She directs them to the Regents Theatre, whose archivist Rex Mottram reveals that not only did Harry have a - very tiny - part in a play starring Laurence Olivier but was also one half of a celebrated pantomime horse. Rex gives Tom the horse costume and he and Pete wear it in a charity race, where they come last.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick
Freda Barratt ... Sybil

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey
Charlotte Cornwell ... Angie

Ben Farrow ... Race Track Announcer (voice)

Michael McKean ... Keith Chadwick

Simon Paisley Day ... Nigel Robson-Jones
Lisa Palfrey ... Luba Chadwick

Jim Piddock ... Mr. Pfister
Hugh Sachs ... Rex Mottram

Guy Siner ... Mitch Connelly
Ellie Taylor ... Tracey
Sophie Abelson ... W.P.C. Sharon Bullivant
Tom Godwin ... P.C. Malcolm Trotter
Gerard Horan ... Sgt. Ray Biggins

Elliott Jordan ... P.C. Garry Dawson (as Elliot Jordan)
Simon Day ... Nigel Robson-Jones
Elie Taylor ... Tracey

Season 1, Episode 3: The Austerity Games

2 June 2013
After Bea and Tom have visited their grandparents' graves Tom notices, from an old clipping, that grandfather William competed in the 'Austerity Games, the London Olympics of 1948. They also discover that great aunt Vera left her flat to Mildred Budgens, who, despite Pete's innocent surmise, was more than a friend. Tom and Pete visit Mildred, who gives them souvenirs of the Austerity Games before Tom meets William's contemporaries, who tell him that William was not a very good athlete, any more than Pete when he tries his hand at boxing. Meanwhile Bea and her dummy Monkey do a disastrous gig at a Greek wedding whilst Tom learns that he has American ancestry on his grandfather's side.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples
Nicholas Beveney ... TJ
Barbara Bolton ... Mildred Budgens

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick / Monkey

Michael McKean ... Keith Chadwick

Kate Miles ... Young Mother
Andrew Neil ... Barry Booker
Arthur Nightingale ... Terry Cross
Lisa Palfrey ... Luba Chadwick

Brendan Patricks ... Young Father

Jim Piddock ... Mr. Pfister

Peter Polycarpou ... Father of the Bride

Annabel Scholey ... Lucy Pfister
Dudley Sutton ... Jimmy Pickwick

Jake Swift ... 13 Yr. Old Boxer
Gerard Horan ... Vikram ('There Goes the Neighborhood')
Farshid Rokey ... Sunil ('There Goes the Neighborhood')

Meera Syal ... Chitra ('There Goes the Neighborhood')

Season 1, Episode 4: Country Life

9 June 2013
Tom traces his American ancestry to Charles and Rebecca Chadwick, who came to England and had three children, Tom's great grandfather Harry, Victoria and Brian. Tom, Bea, Keith and Keith's Moldovan wife Luba head to a farm in Derbyshire to meet Tom's great uncle's son Graham, his boy Ronnie and Ronnie's wife Emma, who explain why their strand of the family are redheads. Graham and Keith instantly bond over their shared delight in the sitcom 'Move Along Please' but Tom is perturbed by Ronnie's odd sense of humour such as pretending to castrate a lamb. He is relieved to get a call from Al, his cousin in California, with whom he had left an answer-phone message, and with it an invitation to stay with Al and his wife Kitty. Zoo-keeper Pete meanwhile is tasked with mating two alpacas, an exercise which leaves him feeling broody.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Carrie Aizley ... Kitty Chadwick

Ed Begley Jr. ... Al Chadwick

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey
Susan Earl ... Emma Chadwick

Adam James ... Ronnie Chadwick
Spencer Jones ... Personnel Officer

Michael McKean ... Keith Chadwick
Lisa Palfrey ... Luba Chadwick

Jim Piddock ... Mr. Pfister
Christian Rodska ... Graham Chadwick

Jake Harders ... Sherlock Holmes ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier')

Ashley Walters ... Dr. Watson ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier')
Sophie Abelson ... W.P.C. Sharon Bullivant ('Move Along, Please!')
Gerard Horan ... Sgt. Ray Biggins ('Move Along, Please!')

Elliott Jordan ... P.C. Garry Dawson ('Move Along, Please!')

Season 1, Episode 5: Welcome to America

16 June 2013
Tom arrives in California to stay with Al and Kitty, who make him very welcome - although he is inexplicably scared of their cat. In the middle of the night he is woken by a Skype from Monkey to tell him that Bea has lost her job. At the weekend Al and Kitty hold a barbecue inviting other cousins, the married Rick and Julie, and the rather strange Dave - whose Peruvian wife has gone missing and who claims to have a vestigial tail. He also tells Tom that Charles Chadwick fled to England in the aftermath of the American Civil War, possibly because he was an accomplice to the murder of Abraham Lincoln.

Season 1, Episode 6: Civil War

23 June 2013
Pete rings Tom to tell him he has a job interview on return to England but Tom and his cousins are more intrigued by photographs showing Charles in uniforms of soldiers of both the North and South, suggesting he changed sides at the end of the Civil war. Tom attends a battle re-enactment but it gives no further clues and he is told off by the organizer for not playing dead. After Bea has phoned to say she and Pete will be flying out to join him Tom meets writer Ally Keele, whose side he takes after a traffic accident. Tom then learns that Charles changed uniforms to allow him to get behind enemy lines to meet his sweetheart Rebecca, apparently a Native American,

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Carrie Aizley ... Kitty Chadwick

Ed Begley Jr. ... Al Chadwick

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples

Maria Blasucci ... Julie Fenneman

Matt Braunger ... Confederate Guard

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey

Ben Giroux ... Short Abe Lincoln

Matt Griesser ... Rick Tillman

Christopher Guest ... Dave Chadwick

Mark Harelik ... Tall Abe Lincoln

Don Lake ... Harvey Krupp

Darrell Rivers ... Colonel Rivers

Andrew Santino ... Confederate Soldier

Will Sasso ... Accident Guy

Amy Seimetz ... Ally Keele
Scott Williamson ... Phil Bukowsky
Richard Sebastian ... Union Soldier (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 7: Indians

30 June 2013
After going on a date with Ally Tom finds out that Rebecca was apparently a Mojave Indian so he meets Bea and Pete in his expensive hire car and they head off for the reservation at Barstow. They spend the day pretending to be natives but get no further clues as to Rebecca's background until Tom is pointed towards local man Marty Schmellf. Tom is perplexed when Marty matches his photo of Rebecca with one showing her to be part of the Jewish Schmellf family, one of whom, Ezra, was a leading actor in silent Western films. As if to confirm this Mr Pfister rings Tom from England to say that there is no Native American blood in his DNA.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Carrie Aizley ... Kitty Chadwick

Jocelyn Ayanna ... Barstow Records Clerk

Ed Begley Jr. ... Al Chadwick

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey

Jeffrey De Serrano ... John Smith (as Jeff De Serrano)

Saginaw Grant ... White Feather

Graham Greene ... Chief Running Bull

Andrew Hawtrey ... Genealogical Records Clerk

Joe Lo Truglio ... Souvenir Vendor

Oscar Nuñez ... Discount Car Rental Agent

Jim Piddock ... Mr. Pfister

Kevin Pollak ... Marty Schmelff

Amy Seimetz ... Ally Keele

Fred Willard ... Mike Morton

Jake Harders ... Sherlock Holmes ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier')

Ashley Walters ... Dr. Watson ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier')
Melissa Goncalves ... Naomi Schmelff (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Cowboys

7 July 2013
Ally and Tom visit Melvin to see evidence of his grandfather, Jewish cowboy star Tumbleweed Tim, whose silent film career was ended by scandal. Meanwhile Bea goes ape when Monkey goes missing, though Tom discovers he has been donated to a charity worker, from whom he has to steal him. The Chadwicks regroup at Al's house to toast friends and family and Tom, looking for the toilet, discovers Al's office, where he has built a model to show that President Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy and the moon landings were faked. On the eve of his return home Tom sleeps with Ally - and overcomes his fear of the cat - and next day is reluctant to leave her to go back to England.

Chris O'Dowd ... Tom Chadwick

Carrie Aizley ... Kitty Chadwick

Bob Balaban ... Melvin Schmelff / Tumbleweed Tim

Christine Bently ... Brandi

Tom Bennett ... Pete Stupples
James Rastall ... Young Lord

Nina Conti ... Bea Chadwick & Monkey

Brooke Dillman ... Charity Volunteer

Matt Griesser ... Rick Tillman

Christopher Guest ... Dave Chadwick

Alexander Lewis ... Art Vendor

Michael Mantell ... Kim

Amy Seimetz ... Ally Keele

Fred Willard ... Mike Morton
Olivia Chenery ... Princess ('The Plantagenets')

Jordan Black ... Venice Beach Waiter

Maria Blasucci ... Julie Fenneman

Ed Begley Jr. ... Al Chadwick (uncredited)

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