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Rab C. Nesbitt 

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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Ian Pattison
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gregor Fisher ...  Rab C. Nesbitt 67 episodes, 1988-2014
Tony Roper Tony Roper ...  Jamesie Cotter 65 episodes, 1988-2014
Elaine C. Smith Elaine C. Smith ...  Mary Nesbitt 64 episodes, 1988-2014
Barbara Rafferty Barbara Rafferty ...  Ella Cotter 51 episodes, 1990-2014
Brian Pettifer ...  Andra / ... 50 episodes, 1988-2014
Andrew Fairlie Andrew Fairlie ...  Gash Nesbitt 46 episodes, 1988-2008
Iain McColl Iain McColl ...  Dodie 43 episodes, 1990-2011
John Kazek John Kazek ...  Norrie 36 episodes, 1992-1999
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Раб С. Несбитт See more »

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(48 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (1 Episode) | (2 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Trivia

The Two Ways pub is a real Glasgow pub and it is the exact pub they filmed at least the external shots for every episode of the original 90's run of series, but it is not in Govan, it is in Finnieston at the top end of Argyle Street. See more »

Goofs

Rab's age is somewhat inconsistent. In the original script of the episode 'Rat' ( made in 1990 ), he gives his age as 39. In 'Country' from series two ( 1992 ) he gives his age as 45, in 'Pie' and 'Affair' from series five ( 1996 ) he says he is 44 whilst in 'New' from series seven ( 1998 ) and 'Bug' from series eight ( 1999 ) his age is given as 45 again. In the 2010 episode 'Bottle', he gives his age as 58. See more »

Quotes

Jamesie Cotter: [Rab has been told that he has only a year to live if he doesn't stop drinking. He's shared this with his drinking pals who include Andra and Dodie. This news has scared Jamesie into wanting to give up the demon drink] Rab, you and me, we go back a longs ways together.
Rab C. Nesbitt: Aye, we dae, we dae, we dae, aye...
Jamesie Cotter: We started goin in tae pubs together, then we went on tae secondary school.
Rab C. Nesbitt: Aye, what's the point, what's the point...!
Jamesie Cotter: The point, yae big wet slopbledger is - if you're on yer way oot with yer ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in American Pie (1999) See more »

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One of the all time greats
3 July 2004 | by jamiehill_ukSee 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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