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Series 1, Episode 8 - Slave Auction

East Hampton is holding a slave auction to raise some money, with Caroline, Guy, Lyndon and Alan putting their names down as auction lots. Mac reveals that his has got a new job, but it is in Sheffield and has to move. Sue learns of Caroline's love for Mac and decides to stop her - by killing her.

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Mac is starting to make a new life for himself, with a new girlfriend and a new job in Sheffield (much to the horror of both Caroline and Sue), but will he go? Meanwhile Guy tries to prove that he isn't a snob and has lots of "working class chums".

The big activity of the night in the hospital is the slave auction with everyone bidding for those that they fancy, with Martin having the most extravagant bid of the night for Caroline (he paid £3000 for her) though perhaps with one of the least successful dates, after deciding that the way to Caroline's heart was by being a bastard. Sue buys Guy and gets him to act like Mac for the night, Joanna gets Lyndon much to his horror and Boyce buys Alan for the grand total of 30p and the end result of the night is something which will live with Alan for a long long time!

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 22nd October 2004
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

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Cast & crew

Cast
Tamsin Greig Caroline Todd
Julian Rhind-Tutt Mac Macartney
Stephen Mangan Guy Secretan
Mark Heap Alan Statham
Pippa Haywood Joanna Clore
Michelle Gomez Sue White
Karl Theobald Martin Dear
Olivia Colman (as Olivia Coleman) Harriet Schulenburg
Oliver Chris Boyce
Sarah Alexander Angela Hunter
Lucinda Raikes Karen Ball
Sally Bretton Kim Alabaster
Katie Lyons Naughty Rachel
Paterson Joseph Lyndon Jones
Guest cast
Daisy Haggard Emmy
Robert Harley Chief Executive / CEO
Rosie Cavaliero Teacher
Matthew Ashforde Terry
Benoit Lambert Waiter
Rachel Freck Mum
Billy Sneddon (as Billy Snedon) Homeless Person
Writing team
Victoria Pile Writer
Robert Harley Writer
James Henry Writer
Stuart Kenworthy Writer
Oriane Messina Writer
Fay Rusling Writer
Richard Preddy Writer
Gary Howe Writer
Production team
Dominic Brigstocke Director
Tristram Shapeero Director
Victoria Pile Producer
Peter Fincham Executive Producer
Nick King Editor
Billy Sneddon Editor
Peter Oliver Editor
Lucien Clayton Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Jonathan Whitehead (as Trellis) Composer

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