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Episode 3: The Austerity Games

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Bea and Monk audition to perform at a children's birthday, while Tom starts digging deeper into the life of his grandfather, William, who he suspects might have competed in the 1948 London 'Austerity Games', a far cry from those of 2012. After learning more about the games from Mr Pfister, Tom visits his great-aunt Victoria's friend, Mildred.

Mildred is able to shed some light on William's former athletic prowess and on why Victoria left Tom the chest of family curios.

With Keith's help, Tom and Pete are able to find the gym where Tom's grandfather William trained for the Games. At the gym, they meet some old-timers who knew William. And Pete bravely accepts a challenge from a much younger-timer.

Bea and Monk perform their first professional gig at a wedding reception. Show less


Tom Chadwick:
Chris O'Dowd
Bea Chadwick and Monkey:
Nina Conti
Pete Stupples:
Tom Bennett
Keith Chadwick:
Michael McKean
Luba Chadwick:
Lisa Palfrey
Mr Pfister:
Jim Piddock
Lucy Pfister:
Annabel Scholey
Mildred Budgens:
Barbara Bolton
Young Mother:
Kate Miles
Barry Booker:
Andrew Rattenbury
Terry Cross:
Arthur Nightingale
Young Father:
Brendan Patricks
Father of the Bride:
Peter Polycarpou
Jimmy Pickwick:
Dudley Sutton
13-Year-Old Boxer:
Jake Swift
Meera Syal
Executive Producer:
Christopher Guest
Executive Producer:
Karen Murphy
Executive Producer:
Deborah Oppenheimer
Executive Producer:
Jim Piddock
Executive Producer:
Mario Stylianides
Megan Murphy

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