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, Kieran Logendra, Matthew Lewis and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

Avoidance. Image shows from L to R: Jonathan (Romesh Ranganathan), Spencer (Kieran Logendra)
Jonathan and his partner Claire are splitting up, but he's desperate not to tell their son Spencer, so runs away with him to stay with his sister Danielle and her wife Courtney.

Further details

Jonathan and Claire are splitting up - well, technically Claire is splitting up with Jonathan who keeps insisting they just wait for the dust to settle.

But she is adamant, and most importantly, they need to tell their nine year-old son Spencer as soon as possible. Jonathan, who is in denial, runs away with Spencer to stay with his sister Danielle and her wife Courtney to avoid confronting his problems.

Jonathan insists it's just a blip, and Dan is frustrated by his denial. Meanwhile, Dan's wife Courtney is not a fan of Jonathan's, and when Dan softens towards her brother and tells him they're there for him, Courtney's reaction is not so emphatic.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 10th June 2022
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Catch-up

Cast & crew

Cast
Romesh Ranganathan Jonathan
Jessica Knappett Claire
Mandeep Dhillon Danielle
Lisa McGrillis Courtney
Kieran Logendra Spencer
Guest cast
Tianna Heffenden Waitress
Jessica Fostekew Amanda
Tommy Finnegan Darren
Colin Farrell (as Col Farrell) Gerald
Miai Leonie Phillip Emma
Tony Jayawardena Keith
Writing team
Romesh Ranganathan Writer
Benjamin Green Writer
Shaun Pye Script Editor
Jen Brister Script Consultant
Neil Webster Writer
Production team
Benjamin Green Director
Arnold Widdowson Producer
Michelle Farr-Scott Executive Producer
Romesh Ranganathan Executive Producer
Benjamin Green Executive Producer
Danielle Lux Executive Producer
Tanya Qureshi Executive Producer
Lauriel Martin Line Producer
Chelsea Chandler Post Producer
Andy Kinnear Editor
Hannah Purdy-Foggin (as Hannah Purdy Foggin) Production Designer
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Nadine Hindi Costume Designer
Matt Wicks Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
Holley Gray Composer
Toby Knowles Composer
Jessica Barrell (as Jess Barrell) Graphics
Matt Bell 1st Assistant Director

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