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 5 - The Parents

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

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Tovey Steve
Sarah Solemani Becky
Kerry Howard Laura
Ricky Champ Paul
Joe Wilkinson Dan
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.

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


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