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 6 - Don Does Therapy

Don is bereft when he discovers that Brian is planning to propose to Sam. He realises that he still has feelings for Sam and begins to question exactly why he is so unlucky in love.

Further details

How Not To Live Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Don Danbury (Dan Clark), Jason (Daniel Lawrence Taylor). Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

Don is bereft when he discovers that Brian is planning to propose to Sam. He can't shake his melancholy mood and Eddie suggests that he sees a therapist. Don finds it difficult to open up at first but when he does a different side to him starts to emerge. Don takes his therapist into his confidence and confesses his feelings for Sam, as well as some slightly unsavoury habits...

Meanwhile, it's Brian's birthday and Sam decides to throw a fancy dress party to celebrate. Don is unnerved when he discovers that his therapist has come along in costume. Desperate to ensure that his secrets don't get out, Don tries to have a quiet word. However, things get confusing when Don tries to track down his therapist among the costumed party-goers.

Broadcast details

Monday 6th December 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
    Richard Brimblecombe Craig
    Michael Palmer Alan
    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


    4 Reasons Don Hates Fancy Dress

    Don imagines all the reasons why he hates dressing up.

    Featuring: Dan Clark (Don Danbury).


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