After You've Gone. Image shows from L to R: Diana Neal (Celia Imrie), Molly Venables (Dani Harmer), Alex Venables (Ryan Sampson), Jimmy Venables (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Siobhan Casey (Amanda Abbington).

After You've Gone

BBC One sitcom about a family. 25 episodes (3 series), 2007 - 2008. Stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Ripped Off

Jimmy tries to drag Diana kicking and screaming into the 21st Century by buying her a new computer.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd February 2007
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Nicholas Lyndhurst Jimmy Venables
Celia Imrie Diana Neal
Ryan Sampson Alex Venables
Dani Harmer Molly Venables
Amanda Abbington Siobhan Casey
Lee Oakes Kev
Vincent Ebrahim Bobby
Guest cast
Roxanne Ricketts Ellie
Eleanor Matsuura Miss Murray
Nick Ball Mr Charlesworth
Sheri-An Davis Roz
Writing team
Katie Douglas Writer
Andrea Solomons Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer
Ian Brown Writer
James Hendrie Writer
Fred Barron Writer
Production team
Tony Dow Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Fred Barron Executive Producer

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