The BEST Episodes of Cuckoo
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2021
Network: BBC Three
BBC Three comedy starring Greg Davies as the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year
#1 - The Wedding
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 30, 2012
The series comes to a close, and there's a shock in store for Rachel and Cuckoo. Ken, however, sees a big opportunity opening up.
#2 - The Holiday
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 28, 2016
The family head off to Cumbria on a relaxing holiday - but Ken has a secret purpose, and Dale's past comes back to haunt him.
#3 - University Challenged
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 14, 2016
Dylan decides to leave university after only three weeks. Ken and Dale head there to keep him away from home at all costs.
#4 - Mums' Group
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 29, 2016
Ken starts enjoying his paternity leave when he joins a group for mothers, but Lorna is worried that one of the members has her eye on him.
#5 - Ken on E
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2012
Ken is delighted to be picked as a local councillor. Naturally, Cuckoo has some advice.
#6 - Tribunal
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 21, 2014
Ken attempts to defend Steve for medical malpractice. Ben decides to set Dale up on a date with one of Rachel's friends.
#7 - The Application
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 22, 2016
Rachel has a chance to get the job of her dreams - and Ken and Dale are on hand to help out.
#8 - Grandfather's Cat
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2012
Ken is afraid that Cuckoo will send his beloved father-in-law Tony to an early grave.
#9 - Birth
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 15, 2016
A week past her due date, Lorna springs some new ideas on Ken about baby care. Rachel is delighted when an old friend returns.
#10 - Funeral
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 28, 2014
When Ken and Dale take a trip into town, they bump into Ken's former professor, Dr. Rafferty. He has a dying wish, he wants them both to fulfill.
#11 - Ivy Nanny
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
Ken is keen for Sid to go to private school, but Lorna is dead against it. Can Ken change her mind with the help of new family member Ivy? Ben introduces Tash to Rachel for the first time, and they get on like a house on fire. A little too well, maybe?
#12 - Opening Night
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 10, 2018
It's the big opening night for All Steve's Pals, with Dale determined to make it the best launch ever and show Rachel he's the kind of serious safe bet she can spend her future with. Rachel's work has thrown up a different future for her and she's forced to choose between Dale and a dream job in Sierra Leone. Meanwhile Ken, now fired from work, is a man on a mission - with one last roll of the dice to get his job back…
#13 - Sid's Big Day
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 21, 2016
It’s the day of baby Sid’s naming, and another new Thompson causes havoc in the family. Meanwhile, Dale struggles with his feelings about Ling.
#14 - Life of Dale
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 7, 2016
Ken's special birthday evening is interrupted when Steve stages an invasion and a game of Trivial Pursuit conjures up memories of Dale's secret past.
#15 - Connie Sings
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 2012
Self-appointed guru Cuckoo manages to motivate Lorna's best friend Connie to leave Steve and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a singer.
#16 - Weed Farm
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
Ivy is getting to know the different members of the family, and discovers Dylan is running a weed farm in one of the properties he’s supposedly selling. Ivy sees an opportunity!
#17 - Macbeth
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
In the pub a strange old lady predicts that Ken will become the Liberal Democrat candidate at the next election. Weirdly, events seem to be conspiring to make Ken's political dreams come true as the sitting MP dies.
#18 - The License
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 13, 2018
Ken finds himself suspended from work and tries to engineer a way back in before Lorna finds out. Lorna tells a little white lie and employs an underhand tactic to get Sid in to an exclusive local nursery. Meanwhile, it's full steam ahead for Dale and Steve's new bar - unfortunately for Rachel. But with the meeting to confirm an alcohol license on the horizon, Rachel sees an opportunity to stop it from happening.
#19 - Family Meeting
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 2, 2012
Ken is keen to lay down some ground rules for Cuckoo in the Thompson house and proposes a family meeting, but getting his own way has knock-on effects.
#20 - Divorce Party
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
When Ivy receives the news that her divorce has been finalised, Steve takes it upon himself to cheer her up by throwing her a divorce party.
#21 - Lawyer of the Year
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 6, 2018
Ken (Greg Davies) has been nominated for Lichfield Lawyer of the Year. Unfortunately, his dastardly work rival Jane has been nominated too. Ken’s convinced Jane is going to win, until Lorna thinks of a way to fix it… Meanwhile, Dale (Taylor Lautner) is still enjoying his adopted home town of Lichfield and relationship bliss with Rachel (Esther Smith) - and he is thinking of taking the next step… Now Sid is in nursery Dale needs to think of what he’s going to do for a job, while Rachel is not ready to settle down. She’s still living with Lorna and Ken, tyrannised by her boss Nina and getting serious wanderlust.
#22 - Walkabout
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 3, 2018
When Rachel says she needs more space, Dale takes her at her word and strands her in the Pennines. Ken has only a day to save his job but is forced instead to rescue his daughter - and worst of all, has to ask his son Dylan for help.
#23 - Potato Party
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 14, 2014
Dale is determined discover his own path in life and alights on Cuckoo’s potato van in an effort to follow in his father’s footsteps. Rachel is still with boring boyfriend Ben. Dylan decides to take advantage of Ken being away on a university reunion as he males plans a party where he intends to finally seduce Zoe.
#24 - Ken's New Friend
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 20, 2018
It’s an episode full of secrets for Ken when he complains about loud new neighbour Lloyd to the police, only to make great friends with him later.Meanwhile, Dale discovers that Ken has been suspended at work. Can Ken hide his snitching from Lloyd? Can he hide his skiving from Lorna?
#25 - Two Engagements and a Funeral
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 4, 2019
Ivy completely misunderstands the meaning of the phrase "put to sleep" - leading to her accidentally having her dog put down. A distraught Ivy forces the Thompson family to attend a weird funeral for her.