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

Him & Her

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2010 - 2013
  • 25 episodes (4 series)

BBC Three sitcom set around a lazy working-class couple in their mid-20s, and following the minutiae of their relationship and lives. Stars Russell Tovey, Sarah Solemani, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Howard, Ricky Champ and Camille Coduri

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Series 1, Episode 5 - The Parents

It's Sunday and Becky's parents are coming round to fix the fridge.

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Further details

Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Nigel (Ralph Brown), Jill (Marion Bailey). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

It's Sunday and Becky and Steve are bored. Their fridge is broken and Becky's parents are coming round to fix it. Steve has never met them before and he's terrified.

When they arrive, he's over-friendly and, frankly, a bit odd. Matters are only made worse by Dan, who's audibly enjoying himself upstairs with his new girlfriend, Paris. At least he says she's his girlfriend.

Characters introduced this episode:

More fun than Steve's parents, Nigel and Jill are happy with their lot. They're honest to the point of rudeness, though.

Jill is kind and rather empty-headed, like Laura, while Nigel is harsher and meaner - more alpha, like Becky. He has to be polite when they meet Steve. They, too, are putting on a front of "niceness" around others.

Paris is Dan's "girlfriend" - actually, a professional prostitute who has no desire to make small talk with Becky and Steve or indulge Dan in anything remotely close to romance.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th October 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th October 2010 12:45am BBC3
Thursday 7th October 2010 11:45pm BBC3
Saturday 9th October 2010 1:15am BBC3
Sunday 10th October 2010 9:30pm BBC3
Monday 11th October 2010 12:30am BBC3
Friday 31st December 2010 1:55am BBC3
Friday 11th February 2011 11:30pm BBC3
Saturday 12th February 2011 1:45am BBC3
Wednesday 3rd August 2011 11:15pm BBC1
Friday 30th September 2011 10:30pm BBC3
Saturday 1st October 2011 1:50am BBC3
Monday 25th March 2013 11:40pm Dave
Thursday 16th May 2013 2:05am Dave
Monday 29th July 2013 3:15am Dave
Friday 29th November 2013 3:15am Dave
Saturday 31st May 2014 3:30am Dave
Monday 3rd November 2014 2:00am Dave
Monday 6th July 2015 9:40pm W
Saturday 26th December 2015 2:25am W
Thursday 31st December 2015 3:00am BBC3
Sunday 12th February 2023 9:00pm BBC3
Monday 13th February 2023 2:30am BBC3
Wednesday 12th July 2023 10:45pm BBC3
Thursday 13th July 2023 1:55am BBC3
Wednesday 15th November 2023 11:50pm BBC3
Thursday 16th November 2023 2:50am BBC3

Cast & crew

Russell Tovey Steve
Sarah Solemani Becky
Joe Wilkinson Dan
Kerry Howard Laura
Ricky Champ Paul
Guest cast
Ralph Brown Nigel (Becky's Dad)
Marion Bailey Jill (Becky's Mum)
Lizzie Roper Paris (Dan's 'Girlfriend')
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


Dan's New 'Girlfriend' Paris

Has the impossible happened? Has Dan finally found a soul mate that can see past the dirty teeth, dubious personal hygiene and the dodgy web activity to the caring man within? Maybe, but something about Dan's girlfriend 'Paris' would indicate otherwise.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Sarah Solemani (Becky), Russell Tovey (Steve), Joe Wilkinson (Dan) & Lizzie Roper (Paris).

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