How Not To Live Your Life. Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

How Not To Live Your Life

BBC Three sitcom about a neurotic, lovelorn loser. 21 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2007 - 2011. Stars Dan Clark, David Armand, Sinead Moynihan, Finlay Robertson and others.

Series 1

How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Don Danbury (Dan Clark), Mrs Treacher (Leila Hoffman). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

1. Home Sweet Home

First broadcast: Tuesday 12th August 2008

Don discovers he's been left a house by his recently deceased grandmother, only to find out it has huge back payments and a strange man who won't leave. He decides to get a lodger to help with the rent - the girl he was in love with as a teenager.

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Don (Dan Clark) takes some kids on his version of a gruelling hike. Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

2. The Field Trip

First broadcast: Tuesday 19th August 2008

Don goes on a field trip with Abby and the kids from her school. This attempt to show her he's a good, decent man goes horribly wrong when he gets the 10-year-olds drunk in a country pub.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Eddie (David Armand), Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

3. Fake Wake

First broadcast: Tuesday 26th August 2008

Don finds out he's legally obliged to put on a wake for his deceased nan, with an open casket for her body. The only problem is that he cremated her a few days before, so he and Eddie audition old people at an elderly centre for the role of Don's nan.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Charity Worker (Scarlett Rose Patterson), Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

4. The Young Ones

First broadcast: Tuesday 2nd September 2008

Don meets a girl who is nine years younger than him whilst working as a charity street collector. He hangs out with her and her friends, but soon realises he's not the hip young dude he once thought he was.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Glen Menford (Matthew Marsh), Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

5. Like Father Like Don

First broadcast: Tuesday 9th September 2008

Don gets a new job working at Karl's dad's company. The competition between the two becomes rife, and Don finds the father he never had in Glen.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Abby Jones (Sinead Moynihan). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

6. The Break Up

First broadcast: Tuesday 16th September 2008

A night out on the pull with Eddie ends in all sorts of drama for Don. Coming back to the house, Don finds out that his true love Abby has just split up with Karl, and Don ends up upsetting the girl he met in the bar.

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