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 3

Simon sits his first driving test, and when he passes takes Will, Jay and Neil to visit Thorpe Park to ride roller coasters and chase girls. There is one problem though - Simon is a rubbish driver.

Further details

Simon is about to sit his first driving test, and Will, Jay and Neil are very excited by the new possibilities that having a car will bring. As soon as Simon has passed they plan to visit Thorpe Park to ride roller coasters and chase girls. There is one problem though - Simon is a rubbish driver.

Miraculously Will does pass his test and the boys set off on their first road trip in Simon's new car. Their journey is hampered by being unexpectedly held up in a funeral cortege but they eventually arrive in one piece. Disaster strikes when Simon rips off his new car's door while parking.

Will is determined not to let this ruin their trip and convinces him to at least ride the roller coasters before leaving to get it fixed. Once inside the pleasure park, Will soon wishes they had never come as he totally disgraces himself on the roller coaster.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th May 2008
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Bird Will Mackenzie
Joe Thomas Simon Cooper
James Buckley Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison Neil Sutherland
Belinda Stewart-Wilson Polly McKenzie
Robin Weaver Pamela Cooper
Martin Trenaman Alan Cooper
Henry Lloyd-Hughes Mark Donovan
Guest cast
Dominic Applewhite Andrew Cooper (Simon's Brother)
Phil Nice Driving Instructor
Oriane Messina Examiner
Orlando Brooke Thorpe Park Ticket Seller
Tom Shaw Ride Attendant
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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