Series 1, Episode 4 - The Football
Everyone is trying to watch the match between two local teams. Except Steve that is, who's bothered by a dream he had about Becky and her ex. And Laura, who's bored. And Paul, who is miserable after his mum's shocking news.
The afternoon couldn't really be going worse until Steve comes out with what appears to be a "racist" comment.
Characters introduced this episode:
Barney is Steve's mate, aged 25, but viewers can still see the little eight-year-old boy in him trying to impress his dad - showing off.
Mike is in his sixties, but hangs around with Steve's friends. He lives through his son by ogling women with him, secretly fancying Gaye, going clubbing with them, that sort of thing. He's a basic "bloke" - a bit sexist. There's a real chemistry between Barney and Mike. There are none of the usual taboos surrounding the sorts of things a father and son should talk about or do together. It's a bit weird, of course. But they couldn't live without each other.
Barney's girlfriend Gaye is in her early twenties and is a giggly character. She's one of those people that laughs at everything, thinks everything's "fun" and, as such, is a bit over-bearing.
- Monday 27th September 2010
- BBC Three
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Blake Harrison||Barney (Steve's Friend)|
|Ian Burfield||Mike (Barney's Dad / Janet's Partner)|
|Nathasha Stokes||Gay Allen (Barney's Girlfriend)|
|Alex Lowe||Football Commentators (Voice)|
|Robert Popper||Script Editor|
|John Stevenson||Production Designer|
|Matthew Justice||Executive Producer|
|Nira Park||Executive Producer|