Episode 1.4 - Monopoly

Eileen comes across an old 'Teach Yourself Spanish' tape and decides that, in keeping with her new philosophy on life, it's never too late to try something new.

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Eileen comes across an old 'Teach Yourself Spanish' tape and decides that, in keeping with her new philosophy on life, it's never too late to try something new.

However, Eileen's studies are interrupted by Paula, Ray and the kids, who arrive in search of the old family Monopoly board, which is stashed somewhere in Eileen's chaotic attic. Ray needs the instructions to complete his own copy of the game, which is in perfect condition, having never been played with, and has recently fetched big money on eBay.

Soon the entire contents of the attic are out on the upstairs landing and the situation further deteriorates when Mandy, Pete, Ethan and Melissa arrive with Mandy planning on using Eileen's freezer as a base from which to sell some dodgy food she's picked up from work.

It's hardly the perfect environment for Eileen to concentrate on her Spanish, and it's not long before she's forced to use other, stronger language to restore order.

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Mon 25th February 2013
Time:
10:35pm
Channel:
BBC One
Ratings:
2.12 million viewers (15% audience share)
Length:
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Mon 25th Feb 2013 (11:05pm, BBC1 Wales)
  • Mon 4th Mar 2013 (2:45am, BBC2)

Episode 1.4 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Sue Johnston ... Eileen Lewis
Dean Andrews ... Pete Lewis
Elizabeth Berrington ... Paula Cooper
William Ash ... Ray Cooper
Julie Graham ... Mandy Lewis
Adam Scotland ... Jack Cooper
Ellis Murphy ... Liam Cooper
Georgia Doyle ... Melissa Lewis
Connor Dempsey ... Ethan Lewis
Guest Cast
Derek Barr ... Derek
Susan Cormack ... Barb
Emma Heron ... Carol
Justin Edwards ... Language Tape (Voice)
Writing Team
Michael Wynne ... Writer
Ian Brown (I) ... Script Editor
James Hendrie ... Script Editor
Production Team
Sue Tully ... Director
Rosemary McGowan ... Producer
Pete Thornton (I) ... Exec Producer
Chris Truelove ... Production Design
Mark Thomas (II) ... Composer
Mark Davies ... Editor

Video Clips From This Episode

Crushed Ambitions

Paula and Pete reminisce about the past and Melissa wants singing and ice-skating lessons.

In the Attic

Eileen decides to learn Spanish and Ray wants to find an old board game in Eileen's attic.

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