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


  • 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

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Series 1, Episode 4

Avoidance. Image shows from L to R: Spencer (Kieran Logendra), Claire (Jessica Knappett), Jonathan (Romesh Ranganathan)
When Claire invites a mysterious work colleague into her home, Jonathan worries that Spencer will end up with a new Dad. Meanwhile Dan and Courtney try to have a romantic night in.

Further details

Claire seems flustered as she picks Spencer up from Dan and Courtney's, but Jonathan is more distracted by them getting into an unknown car driven by a mysterious man.

Meanwhile Dan and Courtney are planning a date night and are keen for Jonathan to leave for his evening speed-awareness session.

A worried Jonathan rings Spencer to discover that a mysterious man, now named 'Steve', is cooking them a curry, causing Jonathan to drive over and spy on the house. Jonathan fears Steve is a romantic threat - and starts to project his worries onto Spencer.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st July 2022
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Romesh Ranganathan Jonathan
Jessica Knappett Claire
Mandeep Dhillon Danielle
Lisa McGrillis Courtney
Kieran Logendra Spencer
Guest cast
Tony Jayawardena Keith
Tony Way Steve
Writing team
Jen Brister Script Consultant
Shaun Pye Writer
Romesh Ranganathan Writer (Additional Material)
Benjamin Green Writer (Additional Material)
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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