Rab C. Nesbitt, 1988
Rab C. Nesbitt was a Scottish based sitcom about an alcoholic Glaswegian who perceives his alcoholic and unemployed status as a lifestyle choice.
The character originally appeared in another BBC sketch series Naked Video. He first appeared in his own right in a Christmas special entitled: Rab C Nesbitt’s Seasonal Greet, broadcast December 1988 and then repeated the following year.
It would be two more years (1990) before Rab C. Nesbitt became a full series. Running for eight series in what would become it’s first run it ended in 1999.
Rab returned once again in December 2008 for a one off special leading to two more series between 2010 and 2012.
In January 2014 Rab C. Nesbitt returned for (to date) a final outing.
Meet Rab C. Nesbitt rude, dirty, lazy, foul-mouthed, sexist, violent and alcoholic.
Rab spends his time drinking in his local and speaking to the camera about the state of society as he sees it.
Gregor Fisher – Rab C. Nesbitt
Elaine C. Smith – Mary Nesbitt
Tony Roper – Jamsie Cotter
Channel: BBC1 (pilot), BBC 2 (series)
Written and Created By: Ian Pattison
Original Transmission Dates:
22nd December 1988 (pilot)
27th September 1990 – 18th June 1999
23rd December 2008 (special)
21st January 2010 – 9th November 2011
2nd January 2014 (special)