The BEST Episodes of Saxondale

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019

Network: BBC Two

Steve Coogan plays Tommy Saxondale: an ex-roadie with anger management issues and a pest-control business. Tommy is a little arrogant, a little egotistical and feels the world owes him more respect than it typically shows him. He has an assistant named Raymond who lives in a spare room in Tommy's house, a live-in girlfriend named Magz who owns a T-shirt business, and a receptionist named Vicky who has a tendency to drive him up the wall.

Episode 4

#1 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Tommy works at a nearby private boys' school, an institution he considers to be conformist and strait-laced. He gets invited to talk to the children about the pest control business. The kids appear more interested in his roadie work for the Floyd...and turn out to be more free-spirited than Tommy bargained for.

star 9.00
10 votes
Squirrels

#2 - Squirrels

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tommy's convinced he's out of shape so he goes to the gym but ends up over-exerting himself.

star 8.62
13 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Tommy defends a group of local squatters against small-minded suburban prejudice. Neighbours Jonathan and Beverly are labeling the squatters as anti-social before they've even met them. The trouble is, Tommy hasn't actually met them either. After a visit to the squat he realises that sometimes small-minded prejudiced suburbanites can be right.

star 8.54
13 votes
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

A courtroom drama unfolds as Tommy defends himself from the charge of fare evasion. Will the judge be swayed by Tommy's passionate defence?

star 8.25
12 votes
Cockroaches

#5 - Cockroaches

Season 1 - Episode 4

Tommy meets his daughter's new boyfriend and is determined not to come across as an authority figure. However, he changes his tune when he feels he isn't getting enough respect from his prospective son-in-law, and turns down an invitation to a party - a decision he soon has cause to regret.

star 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

When Magz is embarrassed by Tommy in front of her new friends she wonders if they should continue seeing one another.

star 8.11
9 votes
Fleas

#7 - Fleas

Season 1 - Episode 6

Tommy's car is wheel-clamped, an incident that leads him into conflict with Bernard Langley, owner of rival exterminators. Tommy's convinced he is involved in dodgy dealings so he vows to expose his corruption

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Wasps

#8 - Wasps

Season 1 - Episode 3

An old friend from Tommy's days as a roadie turns up. While he still clings desperately to his rock 'n' roll lifestyle Tommy is embarrassed to admit he has settled down. He soon finds himself dragged around some old haunts for a night out involving prostitutes and economy vodka.

star 8.00
16 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Pigeons

#9 - Pigeons

Season 1 - Episode 1

Tommy is searching for a replacement after sacking a previous assistant from his pest control business. Eventually Tommy hires 19 year-old Raymond (who also moves into Tommy's spare room at Magz's suggestion), and the pair are confronted by animal rights protesters when they turn up to remove a pigeon infestation.

star 7.90
21 votes
Directors: Ben Miller
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tommy and Raymond go out shooting pigeons and save a man from committing suicide. However, as they try to change his outlook on life, Tommy believes something sinister is afoot, and his paranoia reaches a near-fatal conclusion in a karaoke club.

star 7.88
17 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Mice

#11 - Mice

Season 1 - Episode 2

Tommy fights to save Magz's shop. He's also hired by a famous TV motoring presenter to deal with an infestation of mice.

star 7.76
17 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Episode 1

#12 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

Tommy tracks down an old friend, Malcolm "Rabies" Jessop (Simon Greenall) only to discover he now runs his own 'New Media' company and wears a suit. Tommy also revisits his past as a roadie by briefly stepping in to man the mixing desk of a Queen tribute band, only to discover that they too are far from the Rock'N'Roll spirit he used to know.

star 7.75
16 votes
Directors: John Henderson
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan
Janet

#13 - Janet

Season 1 - Episode 7

The future of Tommy's relationship with Magz is in jeopardy after his latest dreadful breach of social etiquette. However, he soon becomes tempted by a new woman in his life in the shape of a full-figured client rock chick.

star 7.38
13 votes
Directors: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Steve Coogan, Neil MacLennan