The Rebel returns to Gold

He’s back. And he’s more rebellious than ever. Retired reprobate Henry Palmer is returning for a second outing.

The Rebel returns to Gold

We're travelling back to Brighton for a second series of our original scripted comedy, The Rebel. Simon Callow stars as irascible hellraising pensioner Henry Palmer, the former mod who sees no reason to stop living his life by his own rules now he's in his seventies.

Sticking two fingers up at authority, society and the vagaries of modern life, and of the firm belief there's no problem that can't be solved by a great tune and a quick bit of vandalism, Henry Palmer is "a potty mouthed Victor Meldrew on steroids". (Radio Times)

The six-episode series, coming to Gold later in the year, is once again set and filmed in Brighton and returning are the supporting cast of Bill Paterson as former hippie Charles, Anita Dobson as charity shop worker Margaret, Anna Crilly as Henry's put-upon daughter Cath and Amit Shah as her husband Jeremy.