Great Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Hodge (Lee Boardman), Daz (Stephen Walters), Beggsy (William Ash), Glyn (Craig Parkinson). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Great Night Out

ITV comedy drama about four thirtysomething men who gather for a weekly night on the tiles in Stockport

Genre:
Comedy Drama
Broadcast:
2013  (ITV)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
William Ash, Stephen Walters, Craig Parkinson, Lee Boardman, Naomi Bentley, Rebekah Staton, Christine Bottomley, Susie Blake, Ricky Tomlinson, Isy Suttie
Writers:
Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni, Jonathan Harvey, Steve Turner
Production:
Hat Trick Productions
& Busby Productions

Great Night Out follows four mid-thirties mates as they enjoy a weekly boys' get-together in Stockport. As they help each other through romantic, work and family crises, they invariably create much bigger problems to solve.

Hodge sees himself as the leader of the group - but no-one else does. In reality he side-steps responsibility - and spending money; his wife Kath most certainly wears the trousers at home. Beggsy is an upbeat soul, divorced for a year but still pining after his ex-wife who has fled down under with her new hubby taking their daughter Kelly with her.

Glyn is everyone's loyal underdog who still yearns after his high school crush Julie and seems to fluff every attempt to get together with her despite his mates' well-intentioned 'advice'; Daz is the eternal pessimist of the group, the first to pull Hodge up on his sometimes questionable fashion sense and the first to put a dampener on a situation. Sometimes he's in a relationship with Colleen, sometimes not. Their constant bickering seems to be the only glue holding them together, but underneath there's a real love.

Great Night Out charts the lads' attempts to right their worldly wrongs - so long as they don't have to move too far from their local, the footie or greasy spoon to do so.