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

Ideal

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2005 - 2011
  • 53 episodes (7 series)

Cult BBC Three sitcom starring Johnny Vegas as a small-time drug dealer. A large ensemble cast of characters visit Moz's flat each week. Also features Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill, Sinead Matthews, Ben Crompton, Graham Duff and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - The Affair

Craig throws a tin of crabmeat through Moz's window to try to get his attention and Colin steals Nicki's secret polaroids.

Further details

Moz finds the severed hand in the pocket of his jacket and isn't sure what to do with it. But it's another busy day so he doesn't have time to give it much thought.

First Sangita calls around and then Kuldip stops by with his record collection. Colin, despite being on probation, tries to sell Moz some stolen goods.

Always on the look-out for something to steal, Colin then pockets Nicki's secret Polaroids.

PC interviews Moz about the murder but, while Moz is out of the room, PC kisses Nicki and it becomes obvious that they are having an affair.

Meanwhile, Moz's stalker Craig chucks a can of dressed crab through Moz's window!

And China quickly bores of going out with Cartoon Head and comes to Moz for advice who offers her lots of tea and sympathy.

No sooner has she left when Nicki returns in tears and Moz has another upset female to deal with!

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 1st February 2005
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Johnny Vegas Moz
Nicola Reynolds Nicki
Sinead Matthews Jenny
Ben Crompton Colin
Graham Duff Brian
Natalie Gumede China
Jason Manford Jack
Seymour Mace Craig
Ronny Jhutti Kuldip
Alfie Joey Derrick
Des O'Malley Felix
Guest cast
David Mulrooney Window Cleaner
Stuart Kelsall Lindsay (Trans Woman)
Margaret Henshaw Delivery Woman
Writing team
Graham Duff Writer
Tony Burgess Writer (Additional Material)
Henry Normal Script Editor
Production team
Dan Zeff Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Graham Duff Associate Producer
Johnny Vegas Associate Producer
Gayle Cope Line Producer
Alan Levy Editor
David Butterworth Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Leah Archer Costume Designer
Philip Robertson Director of Photography
Emma Scott Make-up Designer
Richard Harris 1st Assistant Director

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