Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2011 - 2018
  • 41 episodes (5 series)

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK sitcom hit for American audiences with disastrous results. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins, John Pankow and more.

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Series 4, Episode 8

Beverly and Carol are forced to hide their friendship from an increasingly jealous Helen. Matt is caught between a financial rock and hard place: either sell the beach house or take a job as a game show host.

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Episodes. Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC

Helen continues to be threatened by Carol's relationship with Beverly.

She's convinced that Beverly holds a candle for her girlfriend, forcing Carol and Beverly to keep their friendship under wraps.

Matt is still furious at Sean and Beverly for reneging on their offer to let him star in their new show. He refuses to speak with either of them, and it seems the rift may be irrevocable.

Plagued by financial woes, Matt considers selling his house in Malibu - but the potential buyer turns out to be one of the last people on earth he would want to sell it to. The only other option on the table? Taking a job hosting a game show produced by his nemesis Merc Lapidus.


Although credited, Mircea Monroe did not appear in this episode.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th June 2015
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
John Pankow Merc Lapidus
Mircea Monroe Morning Randolph
Roger Bart Roger Riskin
Andrea Savage Helen Basch
Guest cast
Sam Palladio Stoke
Laurie Calvert Carol's Assistant
Hanae Atkins Japanese Girl
Beth Crosby Britta
Wayne Alon Scott Tow Truck Operator
Michael Hyland Stoke's Realtor
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
Iain B MacDonald Director
Debbie Pisani Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer
Oli Julian Composer


Bad time for a selfie

Matt LeBlanc meets with his agent about a new project, until they are interrupted by some fans...

Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Roger Bart (Roger Riskin) & Hanae Atkins (Japanese Girl).

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