Chickens is a British sitcom that was first broadcast on Channel 4 as a television pilot on 02 September 2011, as part of the channel’s Comedy Showcase season of comedy pilots.
It was then followed by a six-episode series that was commissioned on Sky One and broadcasting began on 22 August 2013 and ended on 26 September 2013.
The show is about three men who do not go off to fight in the First World War and consequently become social outcasts in their village.
News arrives that the first Rittle man has died in battle, so Bert – ever the opportunist – decides to make a move on his widow. Meanwhile, George faces a moral dilemma at work and finds himself engaging in a tense one-on-one with the Headmaster, and Cecil struggles to find a plumber to fix the cottage’s brown water problem.
You can find a full index of Chickens here.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Ben Palmer.
- Writer(s): Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, and Jonny Sweet.
- Release Date: 29 August 2013.
- Running time: 30 minutes (per episode, including adverts).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.