According To Bex. Image shows from L to R: Ryan (Oliver Chris), Chris (Raquel Cassidy), Bex (Jessica Hynes), Jan (Zita Sattar), Jack Atwell (Clive Russell), Charles Mathers (Greg Wise).

According To Bex

BBC One sitcom about a woman. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2005. Stars Jessica Hynes, Greg Wise, Raquel Cassidy, Oliver Chris and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Bex is traumatised when she returns home to find her father in her bed with a woman who is not her mother. Meanwhile, Charles and Chris gleefully organise a staff weekend away, taking care not to invite any of the others - but are dismayed to be greeted by a tent instead of the luxury hotel they expected.

Further details

It's time for the annual office weekend away. Or rather it was until it was decided, by the bosses, that only the bosses could go.

Ruefully, Bex returns home to find her father in a compromising position with a female friend, in her bed.

She is traumatised and cannot contemplate using her bedroom ever again.

Meanwhile, Charles and Chris gleefully head off intending to make the most of a luxury hotel only to find themselves roughing it in the woods instead.

Surprisingly, Chris discovers her true self during the survival course but lands Charles with a black eye in the process.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th January 2005
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jessica Hynes (as Jessica Stevenson) Bex
Greg Wise Charles Mathers
Raquel Cassidy Chris
Oliver Chris Ryan
Zita Sattar Jan
Clive Russell Jack Atwell
Guest cast
Michael Mears Martin
Joanna Brookes Elaine (Office Colleague)
Anjali Mya Chadha Meena (Office Colleague)
Lauretta Gavin Vicki (Office Colleague)
Neil Henry Gwyn (Office Colleague)
Andrew Brooke Vox Pops
Christopher Brand Vox Pops
Brenda Cowling Vox Pops
Leslie Randall Vox Pops
Frances Barber (as Francesca Barber) Brenda
Martin Ball Clive
Jamie Deeks Paul
Javone Prince Vox Pops
Writing team
Julia Barron Writer
Katie Douglas Writer (Additional Material)
Danny Robins Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Fred Barron Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer

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