Series 1, Episode 6 - Birthday
Paula and Ray have spent weeks preparing for Liam's pirate-themed birthday, but all is ruined when Paula drills through a water pipe while hanging up a porthole. They decamp to Eileen's house and promise to downsize their party ambitions, but Ray still brings his homemade multi-story pirate ship, which takes over the entire garden and is probably visible from space.
Paula becomes increasingly hysterical, and freaks out completely when she realises that her watch has stopped and she's nowhere near ready for the guests to arrive. Eileen has to sedate her with a tot of whiskey, which has mixed results.
Meanwhile, Mandy is hardly in the party mood as she's suffering from a particularly virulent bug, while Ray is all dressed up to welcome his parents, who've never actually made it to one of the kids' parties before - and Eileen has a surprise visitor from their last Christmas holiday in Lapland...
In this episode, Eileen O'Brien was credited as Maureen O'Brien.
- Monday 11th March 2013
- BBC One
- 30 minutes
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|
|Ian Brown||Script Editor|
|James Hendrie||Script Editor|
|Pete Thornton||Executive Producer|
|Chris Truelove||Production Designer|
Ray scares Liam in his pirate costume and Mandy worries that she might be pregnant.