Great Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Hodge (Lee Boardman), Daz (Stephen Walters), Beggsy (William Ash), Glyn (Craig Parkinson).

Great Night Out

ITV comedy drama about four men. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars William Ash, Stephen Walters, Craig Parkinson, Lee Boardman and others.

Great Night Out. Image shows from L to R: Glyn (Craig Parkinson), Beggsy (William Ash), Hodge (Lee Boardman), Daz (Stephen Walters).

Great Night Out

ITV comedy drama about four thirtysomething men who gather for a weekly night on the tiles in Stockport

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2013
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Creators
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Starring
William Ash, Stephen Walters, Craig Parkinson, Lee Boardman, Naomi Bentley, Rebekah Staton, Christine Bottomley, Susie Blake and others
Writers
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Directors
Elliot Hegarty and Iain B MacDonald
Producers
Pat Lees, Angela Sinden, Mark Bussell, Justin Sbresni, Jimmy Mulville and Paul Schlesinger

Great Night Out follows four mid-thirties mates as they enjoy a weekly boys' get-together in Stockport. As they help each other through romantic, work and family crises, they invariably create much bigger problems to solve.

Hodge sees himself as the leader of the group - but no-one else does. In reality he side-steps responsibility - and spending money; his wife Kath most certainly wears the trousers at home. Beggsy is an upbeat soul, divorced for a year but still pining after his ex-wife who has fled down under with her new hubby taking their daughter Kelly with her.

Glyn is everyone's loyal underdog who still yearns after his high school crush Julie and seems to fluff every attempt to get together with her despite his mates' well-intentioned 'advice'; Daz is the eternal pessimist of the group, the first to pull Hodge up on his sometimes questionable fashion sense and the first to put a dampener on a situation. Sometimes he's in a relationship with Colleen, sometimes not. Their constant bickering seems to be the only glue holding them together, but underneath there's a real love.

Great Night Out charts the lads' attempts to right their worldly wrongs - so long as they don't have to move too far from their local, the footie or greasy spoon to do so.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 11th January 2013 on ITV at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 15th February 2013 on ITV at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 10:35pm