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 2 - Don's Angry Girlfriend

It's been a while since Don has been out on a date but things are looking up and he heads out for dinner with Jenny.

Further details

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

Keen to make a good impression, Don turns up an hour late to his date and things go from bad to worse, but Jenny isn't fazed and seems quite fond of Don. As the relationship grows Jenny's behaviour starts to ring alarm bells with Don and he becomes increasingly concerned about their compatibility; something his flatmates can't quite see.

At home things aren't going so well either and, encouraged by Sam, Eddie walks out on Don, refusing to return until Don can show him that he does appreciate him. Meanwhile, Brian and Sam are out to defeat the Biology Busters in the local pub quiz and recruit Don to play for them. It's not long before Don's relationship tensions come to a head as Team Analysis battle it out against Biology Busters and Jenny is seen for what she really is.

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
    David Schneider Derek
    Fiona Button Jenny
    Simon Weir Waiter
    Cliff Kelly Barman
    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
    Andy Linton Editor
    Iain McDonald Production Designer
    Ben Parker Composer


    6 Impressive Ways To Arrive On A Date

    Don is on a date, typically he arrives late. As he tries to think of an excuse he wishes he had arrived in a more impressive and elaborate way.

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    Featuring: Dan Clark (Don Danbury), Fiona Button (Jenny), Simon Weir (Waiter).


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