I Want My Wife Back. Image shows from L to R: Murray (Ben Miller), Bex (Caroline Catz). Copyright: Busby Productions / Mainstreet Pictures.

I Want My Wife Back

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2016. Stars Ben Miller, Caroline Catz, Peter Wight, Jan Francis, Cariad Lloyd, Kenneth Collard, Susannah Fielding and others.

I Want My Wife Back. Image shows from L to R: Murray (Ben Miller), Grant (Kenneth Collard), Paula (Jan Francis). Copyright: Busby Productions / Mainstreet Pictures.

Series 1, Episode 2

Murray attempts to persuade Bex that a holiday is just what they need to repair some damage, but she leaves him heartbroken at the airport.

Further details

Murray attempts to persuade Bex that a holiday is just what they need to repair some damage, but it's not enough to convince Bex and she leaves him heartbroken at the airport.

Unable to tell their family truth, the pair lie to Bex's father Don and pretend to be abroad on holiday. However their cover is blown when Bex unexpectedly bumps into her mother Paula. Don is left devastated when they break the news to him and Don has a rather unusual suggestion of how to fix their marriage.

Later, Murray ends up having to look after a depressed Don while Paula goes away but when Don passes out after trying to drink away his sorrow, Murray is forced to call the only woman who can help, Bex.

Meanwhile, Murray is offered a promotion at the bank and finds himself covering for his adulterous boss Curtis, which is the last thing Murray needs.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th April 2016
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ben Miller Murray
Caroline Catz Bex
Peter Wight Don
Jan Francis Paula
Cariad Lloyd Keeley
Kenneth Collard Grant
Susannah Fielding Emma
Stewart Wright Curtis
Kate Miles Tamzin
Abigail Thaw Abby
Priyanga Burford Nareesha
Guest cast
Luisa Omielan Tina (Grant's date)
Javone Prince Zak (Keeley's boyfriend)
Maggie Service Lin (Book club lady)
Gabby Best Alice
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Justin Sbresni Writer
Gwen Gorst Script Editor
Production team
Paul Norton Walker Director
Mark Bussell Producer
Justin Sbresni Producer
Sally Haynes Executive Producer
Laura Mackie Executive Producer
Guy De Glanville Co-producer
Adam Windmill Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Grant Olding Composer
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