In And Out Of The Kitchen. Damien Trench (Miles Jupp). Copyright: BBC.

In And Out Of The Kitchen

BBC Four sitcom about a cookery writer. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Miles Jupp, Justin Edwards, Philip Fox, Brendan Dempsey and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Lodger

Damien's only task for the week is to do the household washing. But when Anthony suggests they get a lodger to offset some of the costs of their building work, Damien is forced to take a job as a restaurant reviewer, and his plans, like his washing, are soon spun into disarray.

Further details

In And Out Of The Kitchen. Image shows from L to R: Anthony McIlvanney (Justin Edwards), Damien Trench (Miles Jupp). Copyright: BBC.

Cookery writer Damien Trench believes life should be simple, like one of his recipes. All he wants to do today, for example, is get the washing done.

The problem is that his partner Anthony will not stop badgering him about getting a lodger, something Damien is keen to resist for the simple fact that he wants to keep the spare room as it should be, namely spare.

When his literary agent Iain Frobisher asks Damien to write a restaurant review, something he is also keen to resist, Damien soon realises that sadly there is no simple recipe for life.


This episode is an adaptation of Series 2 Episode 1, The Review, from the original radio series.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th March 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Miles Jupp Damien Trench
Justin Edwards Anthony McIlvanney
Philip Fox Iain Frobisher
Brendan Dempsey Mr. Mullaney
Selina Cadell Janet Trench
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah Scotty
Guest cast
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Josephine (Iain's PA)
Rachel Stubbings Waitress
Georgina Rich Helen
Writing team
Miles Jupp Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
Sam Michell Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer

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