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 5 - Don Dates A Homeless

Don surprises himself when he takes pity on pretty homeless woman Susan, and Sam jokingly suggests that he ask her out.

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How Not To Live Your Life. Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

By the time Sam returns home with Brian, Susan is sitting comfortably on the sofa in their living room while Don runs her a bath. It doesn't take long before Sam brands Susan his "hobosexual".

The following day, Don doesn't want Susan to leave. He proposes a shopping trip, lunch and a visit to a gallery in a Pretty Woman-style day out. But it isn't long before Don's comments offend Susan and he finds himself agreeing to spend some time getting to know her friends in a bid to make up for it.

Meanwhile, on Sam's insistence, Don agrees to a night out with Brian and he takes Eddie along to fend off the boredom. Don soon has teetotal Brian downing shots to get the night going and they all move on to a lap-dancing bar. The consequences see Susan confronted by Don in addition to him covering up Brian's inevitable hangover the following day.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th November 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


4 People You Wouldn't Say 'Hmm... Sorry' To

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