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Episode 8: Cowboys

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Bea and Pete decide to spend their last day in California at the beach.

Tom meets Ally again and they decide to spend his last day there together, meeting distant a cousin, Melvin Schmelff, whose grandfather was a famous silent movie cowboy star called Tumbleweed Tim.

As Melvin shows them some classic Hollywood history, Tom gets a panicked phone call from Bea... Monk has gone missing at the beach.

Tom, Ally, Bea, Pete, and Melvin form a search party to find Monk, but Venice Beach is no place for a monkey puppet to get lost.

Al and Kitty throw a farewell party for Tom, which leads to the discovery of some more dark secrets and a turning point in Tom's relationship with Ally. Show less


Tom Chadwick:
Chris O'Dowd
Bea Chadwick and Monkey:
Nina Conti
Pete Stupples:
Tom Bennett
Dave Chadwick:
Christopher Guest
Kitty Chadwick:
Carrie Aizley
Melvin Schmelff / Tumbleweed Tim:
Bob Balaban
Mike Morton:
Fred Willard
Rick Tillman:
Matt Griesser
Julie Fenneman:
Maria Blasucci
Ally Keele:
Amy Seimetz
Young Lord:
James Rastall
Charity Volunteer:
Brooke Dillman
Art Vendor:
Alexander Lewis
Venice Beach Waiter:
Jordan Black
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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