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 4 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Charles wants to break up with his girlfriend, but can't bring himself to finish the relationship face to face - so instead he enlists Bex to do it for him. Meanwhile, Jan tries to get a pay rise by currying favour with Chris, but when her grovelling proves fruitless she resolves to get the money from her boss by fair means or foul.

Further details

Bex's new kindness and honesty policy is put to the test when Charles asks her to break up with his girlfriend Fiona on his behalf.

He claims he's tried everything but it turns out he has been opting for the silent treatment in the hope she'll get the hint.

Bex is outraged and is sure that some plain talking will do the trick.

However, Fiona is not what Bex bargained for and things take a turn for the worse.

Meanwhile, in the office, Jan tries sucking up to Chris to get a pay rise but is annoyed by her suggestion to eat less and sell her hair.

A battle of wills follows with Jan using petty tactics to try to get her way.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th 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)
Jordan Long Vox Pops
Elizabeth Marmur Fiona
Margaret John Elderly Couple (Female)
John Burgess Elderly Couple (Male)
John Delaney Homeless Man
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Vox Pops
Nicola Ashman Child 1
Katie Richards Child 2
Jack O'Connor Child 3
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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