The Inbetweeners. Image shows from L to R: Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas), Will Mackenzie (Simon Bird), Neil Sutherland (Blake Harrison), Jay Cartwright (James Buckley). Copyright: Bwark Productions.

The Inbetweeners

E4 sitcom about four school kids. 18 episodes (3 series), 2008 - 2010. Stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and others.

Series 1, Episode 2

Will, Simon, Jay and Neil bunk off from school and attempt to buy alcohol with Will disguised as an adult. They head to Neil's house to get drunk, where Simon has a vodka-induced romantic revelation about his childhood sweetheart.

Further details

Will, Simon, Jay and Neil bunk off from the sixth form. Part one of the master plan has Simon call the school and pretend to be his own mother. Unfortunately his call gets passed on to the head of sixth, Mr Gilbert, who instantly rumbles him. Undeterred the boys attempt to buy alcohol from the local wine merchant, with Will disguised as an adult.

They head to Neil's house to get drunk, where Simon has a vodka-induced romantic revelation about his childhood sweetheart Carli. After Neil's dad arrives home unexpectedly and kicks them all out, Simon decides to declare his true feelings for Carli in graffiti form for all the world to see. Somehow this works and Carli invites him over to her house. When he turns up with Will in tow, the effects of his all-day drinking begin to show on Simon.

After disgracing themselves at Carli's, Will and Simon trudge home to face the wrath of their furious parents.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 1st May 2008
Time
10:35pm
Channel
E4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Bird Will Mackenzie
Joe Thomas Simon Cooper
James Buckley Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison Neil Sutherland
Emily Head Carli D'Amato
Belinda Stewart-Wilson Polly McKenzie
Robin Weaver Pamela Cooper
Martin Trenaman Alan Cooper
Alex Macqueen Kevin Sutherland
Greg Davies Mr Gilbert
Henry Lloyd-Hughes Mark Donovan
Guest cast
Dominic Applewhite Andrew Cooper (Simon's Brother)
Prue Clarke School Secretary
Cameron Stewart Off License Owner
Deo Simcox Chris D'Amato (Carli's Brother)
Writing team
Damon Beesley Writer
Iain Morris Writer
Robert Popper Script Editor
Production team
Gordon Anderson Director
Christopher Young Producer
Billy Sneddon Editor
William Webb Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
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