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Season 1

  • SPECIAL 0x1 Rab C Nesbitt's Seasonal Greet

    • December 31, 1989
    • BBC One

    Tis the season of goodwill and Mary is full of the Christmas spirit, whereas Rab is just full of spirits. Disillusioned with the whole idea of the festive season, Rab embarks on a one man campaign to stamp out Christmas. A tussle with Santa lands him in the jail and in hot water with Mary.

  • S01E01 Work

    • September 27, 1990
    • BBC One

    After waiting three days for Rab to come back from the butcher shop on what should have been a routine purchase, Mary moves out and leaves Rab and their sons to look after themselves. Rab is comforted by his pals at the pub and things are made even worse when Rab is forced into work after being called into the job centre.

  • S01E02 Rat

    • October 4, 1990
    • BBC One

    Rab gets involved in the local by-elections and Mary finds a rat in the kitchen.

  • S01E03 Holiday

    • October 11, 1990
    • BBC One

    The Nesbitts are in Spain on holiday, after Mary wins a competition on a packet of oven chips.

  • S01E04 Drink

    • October 18, 1990
    • BBC One

    Rab is told by the doctor that he only has a year to live, if he doesn't stop drinking that is.

  • S01E05 Offski

    • October 25, 1990
    • BBC One

    The police are after Rab for outstanding payments. Gash runs off to London in search of his girlfriend and Rab also decides to do a runner to London, so he drops in on a relative, "Hugh" better known as "Shug" by his family who he is ashamed to have as he lives an English lifestyle now.

  • S01E06 City of Culture

    • November 1, 1990
    • BBC One

    Glasgow's new image as the 'City of Culture' looks set to be tarnished by a cynical Rab.

Season 2

  • SPECIAL 0x2 Fitba

    • July 15, 1991
    • BBC One

    Rab gets an offer of a free trip to the World Cup in Italy, if he takes an old man with him.

  • SPECIAL 0x9 Rab C Nesbitt: In the Flesh (Live)

    • January 24, 1992
    • BBC One

    After returning home from the World Cup late, Rab's family decide they no longer want him. After moving in with Jamesie, Rab tries everything in his power to get himself put in jail.

  • S02E01 Country

    • May 14, 1992
    • BBC One

    Rab decides to take the family up to the highlands for the weekend.

  • S02E02 Lesson

    • May 21, 1992
    • BBC One

    When Rab is released from prison, and Mary doesn't want him back, he moves in with Jamesie and begins to have flashbacks to his days at school and his first love Isobel.

  • S02E03 Domestic

    • May 28, 1992
    • BBC One

    When Rab returns home to find his bairns have been taken into care, he's so upset he can hardly finish his kebab.

  • S02E04 That's Entertainment

    • June 4, 1992
    • BBC One

    Rab comes into contact with Social Services reject and local headcase Young Young McGurn.

  • S02E05 Ethics

    • June 11, 1992
    • BBC One

    Rab is stalked by a homeless man after preventing the man's suicide attempt.

  • S02E06 Life Has Meaning

    • June 18, 1992
    • BBC One

    Rab has an argument with the devil worshipper who lives next door, and gets a curse put on him.

Season 3

  • SPECIAL 0x3 Home

    • December 31, 1992
    • BBC One

    Mary's cousin Shug and his wife Phoebe come to stay with the Nesbitts for Hogmanay.

  • S03E01 Rich

    • November 16, 1993
    • BBC One

    Mary lands a job with a lecherous boss, and Rab, fearing she may dump him, turns to his pal Jamesie Cotter for advice on improving his love life.

  • S03E02 Touch

    • November 23, 1993
    • BBC One

    Mary has a new job, but her boss seems a bit too friendly, which makes Rab think that she's having an affair.

  • S03E03 Gifted

    • November 30, 1993
    • BBC One

    A strange new affliction is visited on the Nesbitt household. Rab's younger son Burney has been diagnosed as gifted and begins attending weekend classes for advanced tuition. But as his talent blossoms, so do the thorns of jealousy and resentment, as Rab and elder son Gash are left hungry in the emotional wasteland.

  • S03E04 Wean

    • December 7, 1993
    • BBC One

    With Ella's biological clock ticking loudly and husband Jamesie less potent than a seedless orange, parenthood seems a pretty unlikely prospect. Fortunately, Rab offers to supply the wherewithal needed for such a delicate operation.

  • S03E05 Right

    • December 14, 1993
    • BBC One

    The beer-swilling Scottish sage decides to behave respectably on his release from jail. But with Burney adopting fascist tendencies, Gash on drugs, Mary at her wits end, and a new Tory local councillor to boot, will Rab's fresh outlook escape the tarnish of a world spinning out of control?

  • S03E06 Cell

    • December 21, 1993
    • BBC One

    Rab is thrown into a grimy police cell for being drunk and disorderly and is shocked to find a guard pointing a gun at him.

Season 4

  • S04E01 Love

    • September 19, 1994
    • BBC One

    Rab is back living with his mother, because he is unable to say to Mary that he loves her. Family member Screech is living with the Nesbitts. Rab and Jaimsie go out on the town to pick up women.

  • S04E02 Mother

    • September 26, 1994
    • BBC One

    Rab is living rough out on the local dump, when he gets some sad news concerning his mother.

  • S04E03 Buckfast

    • October 3, 1994
    • BBC One

    Rab and Jamesie take a spiritual trip to the Buckfast Abbey brewery.

  • S04E04 Test

    • October 10, 1994
    • BBC One

    Rab needs to wear glasses after having his eyes tested and Mary is reluctant to go for another smear test.

  • S04E05 Eorpa

    • October 17, 1994
    • BBC One

    The Govan local tv station gets excited when both Rab and Jamesie are accused of committing murder.

  • S04E06 Further

    • October 24, 1994
    • BBC One

    Norrie the barman can't find anyone to volunteer for the brewery sponsored charity walk across Scotland, until he mentions free drinks.

Season 5

  • SPECIAL 0x4 More

    • December 19, 1994
    • BBC One

    Xmas Special: Gash wants to get married to his new girlfriend, and Ella gets a toyboy and kicks Jamesie out on the street.

  • S05E01 Affair

    • January 5, 1996
    • BBC One

    Whilst Mary is eagerly anticipating the Nesbitts' twentieth wedding anniversary Rab is tempted into an affair with Susan, the leader of his AA group. When Susan discovers that Rab is married she throws him over. Will Mary have him back in time for the anniversary celebrations?

  • S05E02 Fuel

    • January 12, 1996
    • BBC One

    Mary and Rab take a romantic trip to the Lake District where Rab becomes an environmental crusader against a local pharmaceutical company.

  • S05E03 Lottery

    • January 19, 1996
    • BBC One

    Rab and Mary have a win on the football pools but it doesn't bring them the happiness that they expected it to.

  • S05E04 Pie

    • January 26, 1996
    • BBC One

    Shug comes to Govan and wants to start up his own pie shop but he doesn't know about the local pie mafia, who don't like outsiders on their turf.

  • S05E05 Racket

    • February 2, 1996
    • BBC One

    The Nesbitts appear on an american style talk show after being accused of annoying their next door neighbour to death.

  • S05E06 Father

    • February 9, 1996
    • BBC One

    Rab recalls his family history after finding his long lost brother Gash Sr.

Season 6

  • S06E01 Fast

    • August 1, 1997
    • BBC One

    Mary seems strangely calm when told that Rab's benefits have been suspended.

  • S06E02 Wild

    • August 8, 1997
    • BBC One

    Rab is spending a lot of time at his newly acquired allotment, which causes Mary to look for her own excitement with an old boyfriend.

  • S06E03 Growth

    • August 15, 1997
    • BBC One

    After a visit to the doctor, Rab is diagnosed with a cancerous growth and has to undergo chemotherapy treatment.

  • S06E04 Semmitry

    • August 22, 1997
    • BBC One

    Rab is in the hospital cancer ward and the constant attention of the hospital reverend is starting to get on his nerves.

  • S06E05 Bulbs

    • August 29, 1997
    • BBC One

    Rab joins Jamesie's trip to Amsterdam to supposedly see the bulbfields but on arrival, Rab finds out that Jamesie is only interested in the red lights there.

  • S06E06 Binge

    • September 5, 1997
    • BBC One

    Rab and Jamesie take Gash out on a traditional three day drinking binge before he gets married.

Season 7

  • S07E01 New

    • August 21, 1998
    • BBC One

    The thought of a new Labour government and a new daughter-in-law, makes Rab start to feel his age.

  • S07E02 Cocktails

    • August 28, 1998
    • BBC One

    The relief barman at the pub is an ex Broadmoor resident called Mad Dog, who quickly leaves Rab and Jamesie struggling with a problem involving 'fashionable drugs'.

  • S07E03 Duel

    • September 4, 1998
    • BBC One

    Rab goes on a booze cruise to Millport which opens up some old wounds for him.

  • S07E04 Property

    • September 11, 1998
    • BBC One

    Mary gets mugged while out walking, and Gash decides to leave his wife and go off with her sister.

  • S07E05 Community

    • September 18, 1998
    • BBC One

    Everyone in Govan is sad at the news that Country singer Marilou Devine has tragically passed away, except for Rab who has just been sentenced to community service.

  • S07E06 Back

    • September 25, 1998
    • BBC One

    Rab is suffering from a bad back, but that doesn't stop Jamesie from sticking an emotional knife into it.

Season 8

  • S08E01 Heat

    • May 14, 1999
    • BBC One

    After serving a jail sentence for setting fire to the house because Mary had gone off with Jamesie, Rab gets a job as a dishwasher but is still planning to get his revenge.

  • S08E02 Commons

    • May 21, 1999
    • BBC One

    MP Tony Welthorpe agrees to swap lifestyles with Rab, after being challenged to see if he can live on state benefits for a month.

  • S08E03 Night

    • May 28, 1999
    • BBC One

    Rab can't get to sleep because of his bad back, and matters are made worse by the arrival of Jamesie, who is hiding from a disgruntled husband with a shotgun.

  • S08E04 Fruit

    • June 4, 1999
    • BBC One

    Gash's girlfriend Bridie is due to give birth to Rab's first grandchild.

  • S08E05 Bug

    • June 11, 1999
    • BBC One

    After a visit to the doctor to cure his feelings of restlessness proves pointless, Rab decides to explore his spiritual side in the local park.

  • S08E06 Trips

    • June 18, 1999
    • BBC One

    Rab is trying to organise the invitations to Barney Feeney's birthday booze-up, where the men are hoping to run riot and raise hell, for a change.

Season 9

  • S09E01 Heal

    • January 21, 2010
    • BBC One

    Rab and Mary welcome their son Gash back to the family home and become reacquainted with their granddaughter Peaches. Meanwhile, Jamesie shows just how far he'll push it to get a woman into bed.

  • S09E02 Signal

    • January 28, 2010
    • BBC One

    When a mobile phone mast appears in Govan, Rab turns rabble-rouser to fire up the community. It's driving everyone up the pole, but is it really damaging their health? Nesbitt seeks justice; the mob just want a nice bit of compensation.

  • S09E03 Candy

    • February 4, 2010
    • BBC One

    Rab embraces his feminine side as part of his most outrageous social security scam yet. Meanwhile, Mary does her best to come to terms with her husband's new-found womanly presence.

  • S09E04 Passion

    • February 11, 2010
    • BBC One

    Rab struggles to get his head round all the angles in a love triangle involving his son Gash, his local barmaid Camille and his best mate Jamesie. Govan is awash with hot passion, but could it really lead to murder?

  • S09E05 Muse

    • February 18, 2010
    • BBC One

    Rab finds himself at a posh supper for namesake Rabbie Burns. Rab locks horns with filth magnet Saunders McClure, a slimeball with designs on Mary's cleaning company. Features a guest appearance from John Michie.

  • S09E06 Bottle

    • February 25, 2010
    • BBC One

    Rab and Jamesie get caught up in a series of misadventures while trying to fulfill the last wishes of an old dying woman.

Season 10

  • S10E01 Broke

    • October 5, 2011
    • BBC One

    When Rab returns home he finds out that Mary has kidnapped the government minister for work as revenge for losing her job. The couple have no idea what to do next when and after a full-scale siege develops, they are believed to be terrorists.

  • S10E02 Fugue

    • October 12, 2011
    • BBC One

    The bottom falls out of the cleaning business, so Mary and Ella put their singing talents to good use by forming a girl band - and after a successful first gig, they set their sights on winning Govan's Got Talent. Meanwhile, Rab and Jamesie set themselves up as `Hunks for Hire', sexy male cleaners for bored housewives - and a misleading advert means they get plenty of interest.

  • S10E03 Cuts

    • October 19, 2011
    • BBC One

    Jamesie's philandering ways finally catch up with him when he learns he is about to become a father - and when he comes clean to Ella, she performs a spot of amateur surgery on her unfaithful husband. Meanwhile, Rab ends up in the next hospital bed to his friend after an accident with the cake knife at Peaches' birthday party.

  • S10E04 Fight

    • October 26, 2011
    • BBC One

    The drop-in centre falls victim to council cuts, so Rab fights back, but when a spot on local radio and a meeting with the council leader amount to nothing, he feels it is time for a grand public gesture - burning himself at the stake. As the string-vested hero prepares to become Govan's answer to Joan of Arc, Mary wastes no time in getting herself a new flame as she considers starting an affair with one of her cleaning clients.

  • S10E05 Role

    • November 2, 2011
    • BBC One

    Peaches chooses Rab as her role model for a school project, but when he recognises her teacher as a fellow member of his self-help group, he wonders how he can live up to her expectations when Miss Carruth knows he likes more than a tipple. Jamesie hits 60 and starts a much-needed business venture - a crack den for OAPs.

  • S10E06 Stool

    • November 9, 2011
    • BBC One

    The new minister arrives at Rab's church with two serious drawbacks - she is a woman and English.

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x5 Clean

    • December 23, 2008
    • BBC One

    Christmas Special 2008: Mary goes out to work leaving a newly sober Rab to make his own tea.

  • SPECIAL 0x6 The Making Of 2008 Christmas Special

    • BBC One

    Behind the scenes of the Christmas 2008 Special.

  • SPECIAL 0x7 John Sergeant Meets Rab C Nesbitt

    • November 9, 2011
    • BBC One

    How does a worldwide recession affect a waster, a workshy scrounger, a freeloading sponger like Rab C Nesbitt? In a hard-hitting, face-to-face interview, John Sergeant travels to Govan to interrogate the man behind the string vest. Supported by clips of Rab's finest and funniest moments, as well as testimonials from his closest friends and family, John gets under the skin of one of Britain's best-loved layabouts.

  • SPECIAL 0x8 Rab in Hoodie

    • January 2, 2014
    • BBC One

    Facing hard times that are harder than ever, Rab turns to a life of crime to help make ends meet. He soon restyles himself as a new breed of heroic outlaw - not so much Robin Hood as Rab in Hoodie, as he rages against the state with his band of Merry Men and his long-suffering wife Mary-Doll, who becomes 'Maid Mary-on'. Rab not only has a system to overthrow, he also has a grand-daughter, Peaches, who desperately needs the price of a ticket for the school cruise. Meanwhile, Jamesie strikes up an affinity with the local wildlife.