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


  • 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 6, Episode 1 - The Business

Ideal. Image shows from L to R: Jamie (Iain McKee), Nathaniel (Sean Lock). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
After nine months away, Moz and Jenny return home to find several surprising changes. Not least of which being his ex-girlfriend, Nicki, taking over his hash dealing business.

Preview clips


Some sources give this episode title as The Homecoming.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 17th August 2010
BBC Three
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 18th August 2010 1:45am BBC3
Thursday 19th August 2010 12:30am BBC3
Sunday 22nd August 2010 10:45pm BBC3
Sunday 8th January 2012 2:20am BBC3

Cast & crew

Johnny Vegas Moz
Nicola Reynolds Nicki
Tom Goodman-Hill PC
Sinead Matthews Jenny
Graham Duff Brian
Ryan Pope Psycho Paul
David Sant Cartoon Head
Mick Miller Keith
Naomi Bentley Rainbow
Jo Enright Carol
Guest cast
Iain McKee Jamie (Brian's Son)
Sean Lock Nathaniel
Writing team
Graham Duff Writer
Production team
Ben Wheatley Director
Gill Isles Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Graham Duff Associate Producer
Lindsay Hughes Associate Producer
Johnny Vegas Associate Producer
Brett Wilson Line Producer
Robin Hill Editor
David Butterworth Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Nicky Bligh Casting Director
John Krausa Costume Designer
John Sorapure Director of Photography
Samantha Marshall Make-up Designer
Steve Roberts 1st Assistant Director


Ideal Series 6 Trailer

Johnny Vegas, returns as Moz, the ultimate slacker, in the multi-award winning comedy Ideal.

Ideal Series 6 Extended Trailer

The series is back and is even bigger and better, featuring guest stars including Sean Lock.

Brian's New Family

Brian appears at Moz's door with his new family. Brian's son is back, and Brian also introduces his partner Nathaniel, who used to be Natalie.

Featuring: Graham Duff (Brian), Sean Lock (Nathaniel), Johnny Vegas (Moz) & Iain McKee (Jamie).

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