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 3, Episode 1 - Don's New Job

Don has to face up to the fact that he blew his chance with flatmate Sam. To make matters worse, Sam has a new boyfriend who is everything Don isn't. Featuring guest star Noel Fielding.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Marcus (Noel Fielding), Karen (Sarah Hadland), Don Danbury (Dan Clark). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

At the end of the last series things were looking up for Don as it seemed as though he was finally going to get it on with his flatmate, Sam. Things, however, didn't work out and now each day is a trial for Don as he has to face up to the fact that he blew his chance with her. To make matters worse, Sam has a new boyfriend who is everything Don isn't - he's mature, reliable, clever, he has a career and, to top it all, he's charming and handsome.

Don still doesn't have any real career path and is struggling to keep his part-time job. Embarrassed about his lack of direction Don comes up with an elaborate story about a new job. However, he's caught short when he runs into the happy couple when he should be at work. To save face and keep his story going he heads into the nearest office where he pretends to be the new temp.

Things finally appear to be going his way when a chance encounter with high-flying executive Marcus leads to a promotion. Of course, being Don, it's not long before it all starts to go wrong...

Broadcast details

Monday 8th November 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dan Clark Don Danbury
David Armand Eddie
Leila Hoffman Mrs Treacher
Laura Haddock Samantha
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Jason
Silas Carson Brian
Guest cast
Noel Fielding Marcus
Sarah Hadland Karen
Iwona Glowinska Receptionist
Adam G Goodwin Barry
Writing team
Dan Clark Writer
Drew Pearce Script Editor
Production team
Sam Leifer Director
Gary Reich Producer
Dan Clark Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Jemma Rodgers Executive Producer


Sam's New Boyfriend

Keen to find out more about Brian, the new man in Sam's life, Don bullies Sam into revealing some details about the relationship.

Featuring: Dan Clark (Don Danbury), Laura Haddock (Samantha).


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