Episode 1.3

Simon sits his first driving test, and when he passes takes Will, Jay and Neil to visit Thorpe Park to ride roller coasters and chase girls. There is one problem though - Simon is a rubbish driver.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Simon is about to sit his first driving test, and Will, Jay and Neil are very excited by the new possibilities that having a car will bring. As soon as Simon has passed they plan to visit Thorpe Park to ride roller coasters and chase girls. There is one problem though - Simon is a rubbish driver.

Miraculously Will does pass his test and the boys set off on their first road trip in Simon's new car. Their journey is hampered by being unexpectedly held up in a funeral cortege but they eventually arrive in one piece. Disaster strikes when Simon rips off his new car's door while parking.

Will is determined not to let this ruin their trip and convinces him to at least ride the roller coasters before leaving to get it fixed. Once inside the pleasure park, Will soon wishes they had never come as he totally disgraces himself on the roller coaster.

First Broadcast Details

Date:
Thu 8th May 2008
Time:
10:00pm
Channel:
E4
Length:
30 minutes

Main Repeats

Note: Any repeats of this episode broadcast before 2009 are not shown
  • Tue 5th Aug 2014 (11:40pm, E4)
  • Wed 6th Aug 2014 (10:00pm, VIVA)
  • Wed 6th Aug 2014 (11:50pm, VIVA)
  • Sun 30th Nov 2014 (11:15pm, E4)

Episode 1.3 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Simon Bird ... Will Mackenzie
Joe Thomas ... Simon Cooper
James Buckley ... Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison ... Neil Sutherland
Belinda Stewart-Wilson ... Polly McKenzie (Will's Mum)
Robin Weaver ... Pamela Cooper (Simon's Mum)
Martin Trenaman ... Alan Cooper (Simon's Dad)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Mark Donovan
Guest Cast
Dominic Applewhite ... Andrew Cooper (Simon's Brother)
Phil Nice ... Driving Instructor
Oriane Messina ... Examiner
Orlando Brooke ... Thorpe Park Ticket Seller
Tom Shaw ... Ride Attendant
Writing Team
Damon Beesley ... Writer
Iain Morris ... Writer
Robert Popper ... Script Editor
Production Team
Gordon Anderson ... Director
Christopher Young ... Producer
Richard Drew ... Production Design
Billy Sneddon ... Editor
William Webb ... Editor

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