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Series 2, Episode 7 - No Excuses

Breeders. Image shows from L to R: Carl (Tim Steed), Paul (Martin Freeman), Ally (Daisy Haggard). Copyright: Avalon Television
Ally and Paul's marriage is in crisis. Paul's obsessed by what happened but won't discuss it. An increasingly troubled Luke refuses to go to school and Leah and Alex make an announcement.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th July 2021
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 10th July 2021 11:00pm Sky1
Monday 12th July 2021 11:05pm Sky1
Wednesday 14th July 2021 11:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 21st December 2021 7:00pm Sky Comedy
Thursday 7th July 2022 10:15pm Sky Comedy
Thursday 11th May 2023 6:30pm Sky Comedy
Friday 12th May 2023 8:00am Sky Comedy
Sunday 14th May 2023 8:25am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 30th August 2023 12:35am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 30th August 2023 10:35pm Sky Comedy
Saturday 2nd September 2023 2:10am Sky Comedy
Wednesday 6th September 2023 11:30pm Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Martin Freeman Paul
Daisy Haggard Ally
Alun Armstrong Jim
Joanna Bacon Jackie
Alex Eastwood Luke
Eve Prenelle Ava
Patrick Baladi Darren
Stella Gonet Leah
Hugh Quarshie Alex
Tim Steed Carl
Guest cast
Enzo Cilenti George
Indra Ové Keeley
Writing team
Sean Gray Writer (Additional Material)
Rebecca Callard Writer
Production team
Oliver Parsons (as Ollie Parsons) Director
Dan Kay Producer
Simon Blackwell Executive Producer
Chris Addison Executive Producer
Michael Wiggs Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Martin Freeman Executive Producer
David Martin Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Toby Welch Executive Producer
Sophie MacClancy Associate Producer
Jane Harrison Line Producer
Pete Drinkwater Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Sarah Crowe Casting Director
Annika Summerson Director of Photography
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Lisa Kennedy Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Gina Fields Graphics
David Chalstrey 1st Assistant Director

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