Avoidance. Image shows from L to R: Claire (Jessica Knappett), Jonathan (Romesh Ranganathan)
Avoidance

Avoidance

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Romesh Ranganathan plays a father with avoidance issues trying to change for his son. Also features Jessica Knappett, Mandeep Dhillon, Lisa McGrillis and Kieran Logendra.

Avoidance. Image shows from L to R: Jonathan (Romesh Ranganathan), Claire (Jessica Knappett), Spencer (Kieran Logendra), Courtney (Lisa McGrillis), Danielle (Mandeep Dhillon)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2022
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creators
Romesh Ranganathan and Benjamin Green
Stars
Romesh Ranganathan, Jessica Knappett, Mandeep Dhillon, Lisa McGrillis and Kieran Logendra
Writers
Romesh Ranganathan, Benjamin Green, Shaun Pye and Jen Brister
Director
Benjamin Green
Producers
Arnold Widdowson, Michelle Farr-Scott, Romesh Ranganathan, Benjamin Green, Danielle Lux, Tanya Qureshi, Lauriel Martin and Chelsea Chandler
Companies

Romesh Ranganathan stars in this warm and bittersweet comedy series about a man with severe conflict avoidance issues who is forced to change for the sake of his son.

Jonathan's life revolves around his nine year-old son Spencer, and he's always deferred the big and small decisions to his partner Claire. So when Claire asks him to leave, Jonathan realises he has no home, no friends and no ambition. Except one: to try to preserve his son's happiness in the face of his parents' break-up.

Jonathan takes Spencer and runs away. But he only gets as far as the home of sister Danielle and her wife Courtney. Over the course of the series, the unlikely foursome gradually become a loving but utterly dysfunctional family unit. Can a Beta male find some backbone? And can Jonathan avoid passing his failings (and his really bad dress sense) on to his son?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 10th June 2022 at 9:30pm on BBC One

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