Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Becky (Sarah Solemani), Steve (Russell Tovey). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Him & Her

BBC Three sitcom about a young couple. 25 episodes (4 series), 2010 - 2013. Stars Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani, Kerry Howard, Ricky Champ and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Football

Everyone is trying to watch the match between two local teams, except Steve and Laura and Paul.

Further details

Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Gay Allen (Nathasha Stokes), Barney (Blake Harrison). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th September 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Russell Tovey Steve
    Sarah Solemani Becky
    Kerry Howard Laura
    Ricky Champ Paul
    Joe Wilkinson Dan
    Guest cast
    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)
    Writing team
    Stefan Golaszewski Writer
    Robert Popper Script Editor
    Production team
    Richard Laxton Director
    Kenton Allen Producer
    Matthew Justice Executive Producer
    Nira Park Executive Producer
    Tony Cranstoun Editor
    John Stevenson Production Designer

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