Episode 3.6 - A Brief Encounter

A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision - she's going travelling. Stevie is devastated but Penny's too preoccupied to notice. Only Gary can stop her - but will he?

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In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision - she's going travelling. She's packed her bags, she's leaving, this time for good. Stevie is devastated and Penny is too wrapped up in renewing her wedding vows to notice. There's only Gary that can stop her going, but how does he really feel?

First Broadcast Details

Mon 28th January 2013
7.01 million viewers (27.1% audience share)
30 minutes

Main Repeats

  • Fri 17th Jan 2014 (8:30pm, BBC1)
  • Mon 25th Aug 2014 (8:30pm, BBC1)
  • Tue 17th Nov 2015 (10:00pm, Gold)

Episode 3.6 Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Miranda Hart ... Miranda
Sarah Hadland ... Stevie
Patricia Hodge ... Penny
Tom Ellis ... Gary
Sally Phillips ... Tilly
Bo Poraj ... Mike
Guest Cast
Luke Pasqualino ... Jason (Hotel Staff)
Adrian Scarborough ... Charlie
Steven Webb ... Travel Agent
Kate Maravan ... Helena (Dress Designer)
Gareth Corke ... Waiter
Tim Downie ... Proposing Diner
Clare Warde ... Girlfriend
Stefano Braschi
(as Stephano Braschi)
... Armed Airport Policeman
Stephen Critchlow ... Airport Security Guard
Victoria John ... Terry's Wife ('Cat in Bag' joke lady)
Paul Garner ... Terry ('Cat in Bag' joke man)
Damson Idris ... Youth on Train
Writing Team
Miranda Hart ... Writer
Richard Hurst ... Writer
Georgia Pritchett ... Writer
Paul Powell ... Writer
Paul Kerensa ... Writer
Andrew Ellard ... Script Editor
Production Team
Juliet May ... Director
Emma Strain ... Producer
Jo Sargent ... Exec Producer
Harry Banks ... Production Design
Tracey Macario ... Production Design
Jake Bernard ... Editor
Alex Eckford ... Composer

Video Clips From This Episode

I'm Not Weird!

Miranda's packing up but has some trouble removing a special handmade item.

Featuring: Miranda Hart (Miranda), Sarah Hadland (Stevie), Patricia Hodge (Penny), Sally Phillips (Tilly).

In the Dumps

As Miranda clears out some of her mementos, she inadvertently winds up in the dumpster.

Featuring: Miranda Hart (Miranda), Sarah Hadland (Stevie), Sally Phillips (Tilly).

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