Series 1, Episode 3 - Ay Carumba
- Monday 18th February 2013
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
- 2.1 million viewers (13.60% audience share)
Encouraged by a friend, Eileen decides to join a group of local widows for emotional support, but their obsession with who's dead, who's dying and who might possibly die in the near future only depresses her.
Furthermore, any attempt to cheer the group up is met with fierce resistance from their leader, Maureen. Meanwhile, Paula decides to set up a class teaching the latest Brazilian dance craze, Ay Carumba. This could be the golden ticket for her and Ray to pay off their debts and retire early to somewhere sunny.
Much to Paula's horror, however, Mandy decides to set up her own rival class and a Brazilian stand off ensues. This potentially flammable situation could be defused by Pete, were he not off training 24 hours a day with Ethan, who has been identified by the Olympic legacy team as having a huge natural talent for Judo - or 'fighting' as the Lewises call it. Ethan has the chance to join the all-time sporting greats, if only he'd focus on his training and stop eating crisps.
- Monday 25th February 2013 at 02.40 on BBC2
Cast & crew
|Sue Johnston||Eileen Lewis|
|Dean Andrews||Pete Lewis|
|Elizabeth Berrington||Paula Cooper|
|William Ash||Ray Cooper|
|Julie Graham||Mandy Lewis|
|Adam Scotland||Jack Cooper|
|Ellis Murphy||Liam Cooper|
|Georgia Doyle||Melissa Lewis|
|Connor Dempsey||Ethan Lewis|
|Kevin Harvey||Mr Brown|
|Conrad Nelson||Olympic Coach|
|Ian Brown||Script Editor|
|James Hendrie||Script Editor|
|Pete Thornton||Exec Producer|
|Chris Truelove||Production Designer|
Eileen joins a group of other local widows.