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

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5

Avoidance. Image shows from L to R: Claire (Jessica Knappett), Jonathan (Romesh Ranganathan)
Jonathan worries he has no friends, so makes the terrible decision to go for a night out with his boss Keith. Meanwhile Dan starts to reconsider having children.


This episode aired at a later time due to coverage of the Women's Euros 2022.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th 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
Jo Coffey Deena
Janine Harouni Riley
Writing team
Shaun Pye Script Editor
Jen Brister Script Consultant
Kefi Chadwick 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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