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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. 18 episodes (3 series), 2008 - 2010. Stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Emily Head, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Robin Weaver and others.

Series 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Sunday at 2am

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.

Full synopsis

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

Date
Thursday 8th May 2008
Time
10pm
Channel
E4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Thursday 12th February 2009 at 11:05pm on E4
  2. Thursday 28th May 2009 at 10:00pm on E4
  3. Friday 11th September 2009 at 11:05pm on C4
  4. Thursday 8th April 2010 at 10:00pm on E4
  5. Sunday 26th December 2010 at 11:00pm on E4
  6. Thursday 31st March 2011 at 10:00pm on E4
  7. Friday 1st April 2011 at 1:00am on E4
  8. Monday 7th November 2011 at 11:00pm on E4
  9. Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 11:05pm on C4
  10. Monday 21st May 2012 at 11:05pm on E4
  11. Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at 10:00pm on E4
  12. Monday 20th August 2012 at 12:00am on E4
  13. Monday 20th August 2012 at 11:00pm on E4
  14. Tuesday 30th October 2012 at 11:00pm on E4
  15. Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 10:00pm on E4
  16. Monday 10th December 2012 at 11:05pm on E4
  17. Tuesday 11th December 2012 at 1:05am on E4
  18. Monday 28th January 2013 at 11:00pm on E4
  19. Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 10:30pm on E4
  20. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 11:05pm on E4
  21. Sunday 9th June 2013 at 10:00pm on E4
  22. Saturday 24th August 2013 at 11:35pm on E4
  23. Sunday 25th August 2013 at 10:00pm on E4
  24. Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 11:35pm on E4
  25. Monday 16th December 2013 at 11:50pm on C4
  26. Wednesday 25th December 2013 at 3:30am on E4
  27. Sunday 1st June 2014 at 12:05am on E4
  28. Sunday 1st June 2014 at 10:35pm on E4
  29. Thursday 3rd July 2014 at 9:30pm on E4
  30. Friday 4th July 2014 at 1:00am on E4
  31. Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 11:40pm on E4
  32. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 10:00pm on VIVA
  33. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 11:50pm on VIVA
  34. Sunday 30th November 2014 at 11:15pm on E4
  35. Saturday 27th December 2014 at 1:20am on E4
  36. Saturday 27th December 2014 at 3:20am on E4
  37. Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 10:35pm on E4
  38. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 12:00am on E4
  39. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 11:25pm on E4
  40. Thursday 19th February 2015 at 12:55am on E4
  41. Thursday 19th February 2015 at 10:30pm on E4
  42. Saturday 14th March 2015 at 11:05pm on E4
  43. Sunday 27th September 2015 at 2:35am on E4
  44. Sunday 27th September 2015 at 10:30pm on E4
  45. Sunday 29th November 2015 at 12:25am on E4
  46. Sunday 29th November 2015 at 10:40pm on E4
  47. Friday 25th December 2015 at 1:05am on C4
  48. Sunday 21st February 2016 at 2:15am on E4
  49. Monday 22nd February 2016 at 12:05am on E4
  50. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 1:00am on E4
  51. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 11:00pm on E4
  52. Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 10:35pm on E4
  53. Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 2:20am on E4
  54. Thursday 6th October 2016 at 12:00am on E4
  55. Thursday 6th October 2016 at 9:30pm on E4
  56. Monday 10th October 2016 at 12:20am on E4
  57. Monday 10th October 2016 at 10:35pm on E4
  58. Sunday 4th December 2016 at 12:05am on E4
  59. Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11:50pm on E4
  60. Saturday 31st December 2016 at 12:20am on E4

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 (Will's Mum)
Robin Weaver Pamela Cooper (Simon's Mum)
Martin Trenaman Alan Cooper (Simon's Dad)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes Mark Donovan (Bully)
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
Richard Drew Production Designer
Billy Sneddon Editor
William Webb Editor

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