Series 1, Episode 4 - Ripped Off
Alex is worried that his money doesn't seem to be going as far as it used to and he wants to buy a pair of terrapins online.
Molly points out that Diana's slashed their allowances and has been putting half of it into savings "for the future." Learning of this, Jimmy slips the kids money on the sly, happily compensating for the guilt of being an absentee father. Needless to say, this doesn't sit well with Diana who believes in the character building nature of deferred gratification.
When Diana pontificates on this saying "I am sure my life would be easier if I had a laptop but you don't see me rushing out to buy one", Jimmy undermines her by buying her a laptop at a bargain rate. Diana hates the fact that she loves the computer and now feels in his debt.
Unfortunately, the reason the laptop was such a bargain is that Jimmy bought it from Kev who got it from a dodgy mate who now wants it back. Meanwhile, Siobhan has just introduced body waxing at her beauty salon and wants to practice on someone.
- Friday 2nd February 2007
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Nicholas Lyndhurst||Jimmy Venables|
|Celia Imrie||Diana Neal|
|Ryan Sampson||Alex Venables|
|Dani Harmer||Molly Venables|
|Amanda Abbington||Siobhan Casey|
|Eleanor Matsuura||Miss Murray|
|Nick Ball||Mr Charlesworth|
|Kenton Allen||Executive Producer|
|Fred Barron||Executive Producer|