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, Episode 3 - Fake Wake

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

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th August 2008
BBC Three
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dan Clark Don Danbury
    David Armand Eddie
    Sinead Moynihan Abby Jones
    Finlay Robertson Karl Menford
    Leila Hoffman Mrs Treacher
    Guest cast
    Frank Gallagher Mr Bitchman
    Sheila Donald Edith Hampshire
    Sheila Latimer Old Woman
    Pamela Kelly Old Woman
    Writing team
    Dan Clark Writer
    Drew Pearce Script Editor
    Production team
    Dan Clark Director
    Gary Reich Director
    Gary Reich Producer
    Dan Clark Producer
    Cheryl Taylor Executive Producer
    Alan Tyler Executive Producer
    Paul Machliss Editor
    Iain McDonald Production Designer
    Ben Parker Composer


    What Does a Squeaking Bed Mean?

    Don tries to convince himself his sexy flatmate isn't having intercourse next door.

    Featuring: Dan Clark (Don Danbury), Sinead Moynihan (Abby Jones), Finlay Robertson (Karl Menford).


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