Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Moz (Johnny Vegas), Nicki (Nicola Reynolds). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Ideal

BBC Three sitcom about a small-time drug dealer. 54 episodes (7 series), 2005 - 2011. Stars Johnny Vegas, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill, Sinead Matthews and others.

All Series

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Moz (Johnny Vegas), Cartoon Head (James Foster). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 1 (2005)

In Series One we were introduced to Moz and his lazy, messy, rat infested life. Moz's flat is always a hive of activity, with a posse of twenty bizarre customers stopping by to score. There's Jenny the constantly mashed child minder from hell, the weird and sinister Cartoon Head - a low rent hit man who's never seen without his mouse mask - and Brian, a sexually voracious aging gay. Then there's Moz's main supplier, a Police Constable who passes on dope confiscated by the force from other dealers.

Episode Guide

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Brian (Graham Duff), Moz (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 2 (2006)

Series Two of Ideal starts with Moz having a number of pressing issues to resolve. His long term girlfriend, Nicki, is about to give birth, but the father could be any one of three men. Is Moz really about to become a dad for the first time and, if so, will imminent parenthood force him to rethink his choice of career? As it happens his days as a dealer may already be numbered, as local copper and Moz's chief dope supplier, PC, is in line for a promotion which will cut off Moz's supply. To make matters worse, gangster and regular client, Psycho Paul, is keen to involve Moz in a get-rich-quick kidnapping scheme - and he won't take no for an answer! Meanwhile, events take a sinister turn when the body of Craig, murdered by masked hit man Cartoon Head in the last series, turns up in the local chippy's deep fat fryer. And there's a new neighbour called Judith who has designs on Moz's body - dead or alive!

Episode Guide

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Moz (Johnny Vegas), Judith (Joanna Neary). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 3 (2007)

Having fallen from his roof and broken his leg, Moz is stuck in a plaster cast at the start of Series Three. His long-suffering girlfriend Nicki has moved back in - bringing baby Sanjeev with her - and is determined to give their relationship one last shot. Consequently, Moz must juggle his dealing 'career' with the challenge of being a new dad and his natural inclination to do as little as possible. Moz's problems really begin when landlord Mr. Rupani arranges for builders to redecorate the flat. Alan, the foreman, is a permanently cheerful yet very hardline born-again Christian who questions why Moz receives so many visitors. Moz lies, claiming he is also a religious man who people look to for advice, but as the decorating work drags on, he finds it increasingly difficult to sustain the illusion!

Episode Guide

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Keith (Mick Miller), Moz (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 4 (2008)

With their relationship deteriorating fast, both Moz and long suffering girlfriend Nicki embark on clandestine affairs at the start of Series Four. Nicki hooks up with Salford's dopiest Police Constable and Moz discovers love in the arms of a rather surprising companion. Matters are further complicated when Moz's long lost dad Keith comes knocking at the door. Absent for 12 years, Keith bowls right back into Moz's life, hoping to offload some dodgy wide screen TVs. Meanwhile, in the world of disorganised crime, former best mates Cartoon Head and Psycho Paul go head to head in a gangland war involving the notorious Low Triad. Can Moz avoid getting dragged into this potentially fatal gang war? Can he and Nicki keep their simultaneous affairs secret? And will he ever discover the true identity of his new neighbour - a mysterious and frightening man known only as Fist...?

Episode Guide

Ideal. Moz (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 5 (2009)

In the aftermath of Jenny's shooting, Moz decides to give up dealing and go straight. However, this isn't as simple as he thinks. Meanwhile across the landing, Moz's dad Keith moves into Judith's old flat, whilst the pregnant Judith embarks on a dangerous new affair. Plus Troy arrives back on the scene with a bang, Colin and Carmel announce they are planning to get married, and the Silicone Valets are followed by a camera crew.

Episode Guide

Ideal. Moz (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 6 (2010)

There have been a few changes in Salford. After fleeing the UK in order to avoid a possible prison sentence, Moz and Jenny travelled to several different countries – although Jenny doesn't seem to remember which ones. When they turn up on the doorstep, it isn't quite the homecoming they'd hoped for. For a start, PC, the police constable, has taken up residence in Moz's old flat, with his ex-girlfriend Nicki. Not only that, but with PC bringing home all the weed he's confiscated, Nicki is now dealing to Moz's original circle of clients and has seriously boosted profits.

Episode Guide

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Jenny (Sinead Matthews), Moz (Johnny Vegas), PC (Tom Goodman-Hill). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Series 7 (2011)

Moz plots to win back the heart of his true love, Jenny. However, when he discovers she has joined the police force, his plans are thrown into disarray.

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