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 5 - Gimme Shelter

Ryan moves in with Bex after his own flat becomes uninhabitable - but she's not prepared for the mountain of stuff he brings with him, including a couple of mates and her own father. Meanwhile, Charles attempts to improve staff morale by instituting an open-door policy and Chris is forced into a last-minute deal with Jan.

Further details

Ryan's flat has become uninhabitable and so he's moved his stuff into Bex's.

But with Ryan come his two friends, an up-to-the-minute sound system with Xbox, a lot of junk and surprisingly, Bex's father.

At work, Charles tries to build up morale among Team Charles by introducing an open door policy. It's not as easy as it seems.

Chris finds herself with some explicit marketing products and 24 hours to fix them before they are sent out to schools. It calls for a desperate deal to be done with Jan.

Back at Bex's, Jack is busy thrashing Ryan and his mates at poker.

Bex decides to join the high stakes game and ends up in a head-to-head with Jack. But who's bluffing?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 4th February 2005
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
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)
Lorna Fitzgerald Young Bex
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Vox Pops
Gareth Tunley Greg
Kevin Bishop Doug
James Doherty Shopper
Andrew Greenough Jim (Jan's Husband)
Writing team
Danny Robins Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer
Julia Barron Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Douglas 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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