Coming Of Age. Image shows from L to R: Jas (Hannah Job), Ollie (Ceri Phillips), DK (Joe Tracini), Matt (Tony Bignell), Chloe (Anabel Barnston). Copyright: BBC.

Coming Of Age

BBC Three sitcom about teenagers. 23 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2007 - 2011. Stars Anabel Barnston, Tony Bignell, Hannah Job, Ceri Phillips and others.

Series 2, Episode 8 - Live Or Die

Ollie's in hospital after his heart attack, deep in sleep whilst a distraught Jas and their worried friends keep vigil. But he is facing an angel, giving him the option of whether to live, or to die.

Further details

After they discover Ollie has had a heart attack, the gang gathers around his hospital bed to keep vigil.

Ollie, meanwhile, finds himself in purgatory where his angel takes the form of a made-over DK, who presents him with a choice of whether to live or to die. The future looks bleak: Matt ends up with no hands, DK gives up rapping and takes up Gregorian chanting, Chloe cultivates a serious caffeine addiction and - most worrying of all - Jas turns to prostitution.

Angel-DK, though, isn't all he purports to be and an intervention from a divine being who looks suspiciously like the principal presents a possible third way for Ollie to find his way back to his mates.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 2nd March 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Anabel Barnston Chloe
    Tony Bignell Matt
    Hannah Job Jas
    Ceri Phillips Ollie
    Joe Tracini DK
    Ellen Thomas Principal
    Guest cast
    Clare Warde Nurse
    Writing team
    Tim Dawson Writer
    Susan Nickson Script Editor
    Production team
    Nick Wood Director
    Simon London Producer
    Jo Sargent Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey (as Richard Halladay) Editor
    Jim Holloway Production Designer
    Kate Goes Composer


    Matt, Chloe & DK's Rap

    Matt and Chloe join DK in a rap.

    Featuring: Anabel Barnston (Chloe), Tony Bignell (Matt), Joe Tracini (DK).

    Ollie In Purgatory

    Ollie visits purgatory, where an angel disguised as DK offers him the chance to live, die or simply cease to exist at all.

    Featuring: Ceri Phillips (Ollie), Joe Tracini (DK).


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