Very Old Pretenders
4 x 30 min episodes
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David Haig, Rebecca Front, Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty star in this new comedy series by multi award-winning writer
Carl Gorham, creator of cult TV animation show Stressed Eric.
Very Old Pretenders explores what happens when two Jacobite soldiers from 1745 are found alive and well in a cave
in Perthshire and have to be integrated into modern Scottish society by English academic Andrew Merron.
Series 1 (2011)
1. The Patriots
First Broadcast: Thu 15th September 2011
In pursuit of patriotism, Andre Merron takes the soldiers to a tartan shop on the Royal Mile.
2. In Therapy
First Broadcast: Thu 22nd September 2011
Friction between the two Jacobite soldiers comes to a head and results in a bust-up with broadswords.
This prompts anthropologist Andrew Merron to introduce them to the modern world of therapy.
3. The Dating Game
First Broadcast: Thu 29th September 2011
Anthropologist Andrew Merron takes his two Jacobite soldiers into the world of speed-dating.
There, a super confident Macdonald fails spectacularly to attract anyone whilst a nervous Rab is mistaken for the
strong silent type and overwhelmed with offers.
4. On Television
First Broadcast: Thu 6th October 2011
With his marriage under severe strain, Andrew Merron introduces the Jacobites to the world of television.
He is on the verge of a deal when the executive in charge accidentally insults the Scots and they attack him
with his own Bafta.
David Haig ... Andrew Merron
Gordon Kennedy ... MacDonald
Jack Docherty ... Rab
Rebecca Front ... Denise Merron
Carl Gorham ... Creator
Carl Gorham ... Writer
Carl Gorham ... Director
Gordon Kennedy ... Producer
Alisdair McGregor ... Editor
Other Cast / Crew
Caroline Raphael ... Commissioner
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