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All at Sea
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Created by Brian Lynch
Developed by Brian Lynch
Directed by
  • Matt Bloom
  • Paul Murphy
  • Tracey Rooney
  • Paul Riordan
  • Delyth Thomas
Starring Gabriel Franks
  • Sam Hattersley
  • Steve Edge
  • Nicola Stephenson
  • Milly Zero
  • Olivia Cosgrove
  • Adam Greaves-Neal
Theme music composer Paul Honey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2 + 1 Special
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) Connal Orton
Producer(s)
  • Juliet Charlesworth
  • Simon Nelson
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 28 minutes
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format HD
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original release 25 September 2013 (2013-09-25) – 17 December 2015 (2015-12-17)

All at Sea is a British children's television sitcom set in a bed and breakfast. The series began airing on CBBC in 2013. It stars Nicola Stephenson, Steve Edge, Gabriel Franks, Olivia Cosgrove and Sam Hattersley amongst others. It is filmed on location in Scarborough and various locations around South Manchester (principally Stockport) and at studios in Manchester. The house filmed is located in Bowdon, Altricham. A second series began airing in September 2014. The series was nominated for the 2014 Kids' BAFTA awards for Best Comedy. It was nominated again in 2015 for the same award. "Santa" was the final episode. Repeats of the show began airing on 1 May 2019 at 17:00 on the CBBC Channel.

Plot

The series revolves around the chaotic misadventures of the Enright family, who have recently moved to Scarborough to run a bed-and-breakfast by the sea. Their middle child and eldest son, Charlie, is a deceptive and mischievous troublemaker, who is constantly plotting schemes to achieve his goal with his best friends, the equally-troublesome Alison and the moralled and more sensible Ben. Charlie's parents, Kevin and Helen, run the dysfunctional bed-and-breakfast and usually try to improve it in different ways, while his mean, rude older sister Hannah is often trying to achieve a goal too, and his eccentric, gullible younger brother Louie believing a tale that will traumatize him and will try to conquer it. Each episode ends with Charlie complaining about his punishment by uttering his catchphrase – "It's a travesty of justice!" The only episodes that didn't end with this is the Series 1 Christmas special "Murderer" and the 2015 Christmas special "Santa". Although filmed with all the Series 2 episodes in the summer of 2014, "Santa" did not actually air until 2015, therefore not being part of Series 2. It was the final episode.

Repeats stopped airing in June 2017 but returned in May 2019. In September 2019 a boxset of the entire first series was made available on BBC iPlayer, and the second series became available in October 2019. Repeats continue to air regularly on CBBC.

Main cast

Cast list of All At Sea
Actor Character Series
1 2 Special
Ryan Wilkinson Charlie Main (Voice by Emma Tate).
Olivia Cosgrove Alison Main (Voice by Emma Tate).
Steve Edge Kevin Main (Voice by Wayne Forester).
Nicola Stephenson Helen Main (Voice by Tamsin Heatley).
Sam Hattersley Ben Main (Voice by Emma Tate).
Milly Zero Hannah Main (Voice by Emma Tate).
Adam Greaves-Neal Louie Main (Voice by Emma Tate).

Episodes

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 25 September 2013 (2013-09-25) 17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)
2 12 26 September 2014 (2014-09-26) 12 December 2014 (2014-12-12)
Special 1 17 December 2015 (2015-12-17)

Series 1 (2013)

No. in
show
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Seagull" Matt Bloom Daniel Peak 25 September 2013 (2013-09-25)
Charlie accidentally destroys the windshield of his neighbour Mr. Leith's car, and a boy named Roy is framed for the crime. Feeling guilty, Charlie and his friends Ben and Alison try to help Roy, but end up putting him through more trouble. Meanwhile, Charlie's older sister Hannah develops a love interest in a boy named Ryan, where she joins a group cleaning at the beach, while their younger brother Louie's contraction of head lice spreads across the Enright family and parents Helen and Kevin must save the health of the B&B.
2 2 "Vase" Matt Bloom Brian Lynch 2 October 2013 (2013-10-02)
Charlie accidentally destroys his mother Helen's new birthday present vase. Hannah is dismayed when she is forced to be babysat by her classmate Carol.
3 3 "Artist" Matt Bloom Brian Lynch 9 October 2013 (2013-10-09)
An artist comes to stay at the bed and breakfast, giving Charlie a creative idea on how to make some extra money.
4 4 "Alien" Matt Bloom Brian Lynch 16 October 2013 (2013-10-16)
Charlie comes up with an out of this world plan to make his homework easier with some extraterrestrial help. But when an unusual guest arrives at the bed and breakfast, Charlie starts to wonder whether asking aliens for help was really such a good idea.
5 5 "Biscuits" Matt Bloom Joe Hepworth 23 October 2013 (2013-10-23)
Helen is upset when someone takes two of the special biscuits she was saving for her school reunion. Incorrectly blamed for taking them, Charlie sets about trying to find out who the real culprit is.
6 6 "Carwash" Matt Bloom Madeleine Brettingham 30 October 2013 (2013-10-30)
When Charlie breaks the microwave, he needs a plan to make money for repairs, and thinks car washing may be the perfect solution. He just needs to work out a way to make cars dirty first. The paint starts to go off the car.
7 7 "Gymnast" Paul Murphy Madeleine Brettingham 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06)
Having gatecrashed a party and passed Ben off as a foreign gymnast, the trio find trouble when the real sport star is due in town.
8 8 "Piano" Paul Murphy Mark Hodkinson 13 November 2013 (2013-11-13)
Charlie's long been using his piano lesson money to instead go to the cinema. It could all get a little tricky when he's signed up for a piano exam!
9 9 "Rabbit" Paul Murphy Brian Lynch 20 November 2013 (2013-11-20)
Charlie, Alison and Ben try to come up with a plan to make enough money for a trip to the cinema. When they see a rabbit running across the local golf course, Charlie thinks he's found the perfect solution.
10 10 "Bee Boy" Tracey Rooney David Isaac and Brian Lynch 27 November 2013 (2013-11-27)
Hannah tries to come up with a new business idea for her school project and starts to worry when a competitive Kevin offers to help, creating a rivalry with Mr Leith. Meanwhile, after being banned from the comic book store, Charlie and his friends attempt to be the first ones to meet the writer of their favourite comic book series, with disastrous results.
11 11 "Dog" Tracey Rooney Daniel Peak 4 December 2013 (2013-12-04)
Trouble arises when Ben receives a dog as a birthday present and Charlie is mistaken for being blind whilst inside the arcade.
12 12 "Chips" Tracey Rooney Brian Lynch 11 December 2013 (2013-12-11)
Roy returns, and Charlie embarks on a catering venture in hope of making some money.
13 13 "Murderer" Tracey Rooney Brian Lynch 17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)
Charlie is convinced that Mr. Leith has murdered his wife.

Series 2 (2014)

No. in
show
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "Valentine" Delyth Thomas Brian Lynch 26 September 2014 (2014-09-26)
Charlie and his friends befriend a guest, who is marrying his girlfriend and hopes to propose to her with a ring, in the hope to earn money. But when he hands the trio the responsibility of the ring, they lose it and ruin his life.
15 2 "Chicken" Delyth Thomas Brian Lynch 3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
Charlie and his friends try to exploit Kevin's chicken for cash, however they find themselves in conflict with their families.
16 3 "Baby" Delyth Thomas Brian Lynch 10 October 2014 (2014-10-10)
Kevin's goddaughter is being baptised, while Charlie causes havoc. When Ben makes a stain remover to remove a stain on Charlie's shirt, Kevin mistakenly uses the cloth as a normal washing cloth which makes the baby go green. Hoping to delay the christening before Grace's so she can recover from the stain remover, he soon causes havoc turning everyone else green.
17 4 "Statues" Delyth Thomas Kirstie Falkous 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17)
Ben takes up a career as a human statue, and Charlie tries to bring in more cash by borrowing a real statue. Meanwhile, Kevin and Helen prepare for a ruthless hotel inspector.
18 5 "Pride of Scarborough " Paul Riordan Madeline Brettingham 24 October 2014 (2014-10-24)
Charlie deceives his parents and the police that he has foiled a burglary, escalating into him being nominated for an award. Meanwhile, Kevin invests in a hot-tub, but Helen is unsure it will elevate the bed and breakfast to spa status.
19 6 "Halloween" Paul Riordan Brian Lynch 31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)
After realising their arch-enemy Tuttle's scheme for Halloween, Charlie and the gang decide to beat him by making Ben pose as a wheelchair-ridden boy to earn more sweets. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to create the neighbourhood's biggest Halloween display using untested fireworks, which leads to disaster, while Hannah deals with her broken leg and Helen tries to prove that the Enright family are good people.
20 7 "Dummy" Paul Riordan Mark Hodkinson 7 November 2014 (2014-11-07)
Charlie, Ben and Alison work with a "Punch and Judy" puppeteer to help improve his act. Meanwhile, Helen tries to prove she is "hip" with Hannah, while Louie invites his friend Conor to stay over at the bed and breakfast, whom Kevin assumes is Louie's imaginary friend by making him do chores around the house.
21 8 "Gumball" Paul Riordan Madeleine Brettingham 14 November 2014 (2014-11-14)
When Ben gets his hand stuck in a gumball machine, Charlie takes over his place in his magic act in a talent competition. Meanwhile, Kevin befriends the father of the new leader of Hannah's dance crew, whom she jealously frames for vandalism, while Louie develops a fear of scarecrows.
22 9 "Horror" Tracey Rooney Daniel Peak 21 November 2014 (2014-11-21)
Charlie attempts to make a horror film for Scarborough's local film festival, with the help of Ben and Alison.
23 10 "Beast" Tracey Rooney Kirstie Falkous 28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
When Charlie accidentally loses all the chickens, he deceives his parents into believing a "beast" was responsible, leading to ever more chaos. Meanwhile, Louie believes he has three wishes from a chicken feather, and Hannah attempts to find a date for a party.
24 11 "Wrestler" Tracey Rooney Mark Hodkinson 5 December 2014 (2014-12-05)
When Wrestle-Hysteria come to Scarborough, Charlie, Ben and Alison scheme to receive tickets for the event by Ben posing as a wealthy and posh boy named Gambit to impress a Wrestle-Hysteria wrestler and his daughter. Meanwhile, Helen and Kevin read Hannah's diary and use it as a source of understanding her thoughts, and Louie is convinced that he is using favouritsm on his clothes.
25 12 "Wreath" Paul Riordan Mark Oswin 12 December 2014 (2014-12-12)
Charlie causes chaos for two different sets of mourners when he tries to replace a funeral wreath.

Christmas Special (2015)

No. in
show
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
26 - "Santa" Tracey Rooney Brian Lynch 17 December 2015 (2015-12-17)

It's Christmas in Scarborough. Charlie sets up a Santa's Grotto in a public toilet to get money to buy Mum perfume after spending £500 on downloading a bunch of movies on her phone. Meanwhile, Hannah dates a very strange and controlling boy named Ted just for the expensive presents and Louie thinks Santa is following him.

Note: The opening titles were modified for this episode featuring many clips from the series 1 Christmas special, "Murderer".
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