Series 5, Episode 2
Matt's tryst with the Danika, the girl in the box, has gone viral. By the next morning, the sex tape has already gotten millions of hits. The network is freaking out. No amount of damage control can contain this. Sponsors are pulling their ads. The FCC is threatening to take action against The Box. And yet it's Christmas morning for Merc who hopes to use this as the excuse to get rid of Matt once and for all.
At first Matt refuses to accept the gravity of the situation. It's all his agent and publicist can do to make him realise his little dalliance may cost him both his job and his reputation. Matt tries to take matters into his own hands by calling Elliot Salad, the head of the network, to plead his case. He ends up getting much more than he bargained for.
Meanwhile, life goes on for the rest of the world. Sean and Beverly endure a disastrous casting session with Tim. And Carol gets stoned with her maid.
- Friday 6th April 2018
- BBC Two
- 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|
|Daisy Haggard||Myra Licht|
|Joseph May||Andy Button|
|Michael Brandon||Elliot Salad|
|Roger Bart||Roger Riskin|
|Andrea Savage||Helen Basch|
|Bruce Mackinnon||Tim Whittick|
|Sally Tatum||Lily (Network Executive)|
|Rufus Jones||Anthony Powner Smith|
|Ella Kenion||Beth (Matt's Publicist)|
|Tom Bates||Stage Manager|
|Alana Hood||Writer 1|
|Dominic Coleman||Writer 2|
|Peter Hobday||Writer 3|
|Christy Meyer||Casting Director|
|Jimmy Mulville||Executive Producer|
|David Crane||Executive Producer|
|Jeffrey Klarik||Executive Producer|
Matt invites Beverly and Shaun to a Madonna concert, but they can't get out of an excruciating script meeting run by the toe-curling show runner Tim.
Featuring: Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Bruce Mackinnon (Tim Whittick), Jenna Augen (Amanda), Alana Hood (Writer 1), Dominic Coleman (Writer 2), Peter Hobday (Writer 3).
After his sexual encounter with one of the contestants on The Box, Matt learns that the experience wasn't quite as private as he had hoped.