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The Beginning

Elis James, Steve Speirs and Katy Wix star in a sitcom about a fraudster dad who is released on parole and cons his way in to living with his son.


Career fraudster Bob has been away at Her Majesty's pleasure for the last 5 years, but he's just been released on licence with an Ankle Tag registered to his estranged son's address. Gruff isn't happy about it, but Bob is a charming man who manages to persuade other people in Gruff's life that his heart is in the right place.

Elis James and Katy Wix play new parents Gruff and Alice, whose lives are disrupted when Bob moves in, and Steve Speirs plays Bob.

Written by Gareth Gwynn and Benjamin Partridge.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd.
A BBC Studios Production.

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28 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Oct 2018 13:32


Role Contributor
Gruff Elis James
Alice Katy Wix
Bob Steve Speirs
Linda Gemma Whelan
David Oliver Maltman
Pam Vivienne Acheampong
Chris Jason Forbes
Trevor Jason Forbes
Writer Gareth Gwynn
Writer Benjamin Partridge
Producer Victoria Lloyd


“So many classic sitcom plots could have been sorted with one text”

“So many classic sitcom plots could have been sorted with one text”

Elis James and Gareth Gwynn chat to Cariad Lloyd about Ankle Tag and sitcom plot lines.

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