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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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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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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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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

Rab C. Nesbitt: [to the audience] What a business, all because I take a wee drink, eh... Tell yae wan thing - see all this shoutin? It does not half give yae a helluva thirst.
Stranger: [handing Rab a bottle of booze from off screen] That's the game, pal, you tell them. There's nuthin the matter wie a wee drink.
Rab C. Nesbitt: [pleased] Oh... Who the hell are you by the way?
Stranger: Ah c'mon, Rab. Use your imagination
[the camera away cuts to the stranger who is revealed to be a pink elephant in a suit and cap]
Stranger: I'm the heebie Jeebie.
[...]
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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 »

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Social history lesson
22 June 2015 | by AlanjackdSee all my reviews

Being a bit of a nerd when it comes to British Sitcom this gem holds a joint 1st in my all time favourite British sitcoms with Steptoe and son! The social awareness here mirrors the state of the nation. As you watch this over the years it was made it gives an insight of how the nation was coping and feeling at the time. Not so much "Low Life" as "Real life"!Proper people in proper social situations make us feel we all know people like this. Sympathy and empathy sit on the sofa hand in hand to enjoy the real comedy and emotion of real life. This is not " The Good Life" or " To The Manor Born" ! .. this is a classic laugh or cry social metaphor. I hope they make a new series of Rab in his twilight years..what would he make of the internet and Britains Got talent!!


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