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The Inbetweeners. Image shows from L to R: Jay Cartwright (James Buckley), Simon Cooper (Joe Thomas). 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 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.

Broadcast details

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

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.

Repeats

  1. Thursday 12th February 2009 at 23.05
  2. Thursday 28th May 2009 at 22.00
  3. Friday 11th September 2009 at 23.05 on C4
  4. Thursday 8th April 2010 at 22.00
  5. Sunday 26th December 2010 at 23.00
  6. Thursday 31st March 2011 at 22.00
  7. Friday 1st April 2011 at 01.00
  8. Monday 7th November 2011 at 23.00
  9. Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 23.05 on C4
  10. Monday 21st May 2012 at 23.05
  11. Tuesday 22nd May 2012 at 22.00
  12. Sunday 19th August 2012 at 24.00
  13. Monday 20th August 2012 at 23.00
  14. Tuesday 30th October 2012 at 23.00
  15. Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 22.00
  16. Monday 10th December 2012 at 23.05
  17. Tuesday 11th December 2012 at 01.05
  18. Monday 28th January 2013 at 23.00
  19. Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 22.30
  20. Saturday 8th June 2013 at 23.05
  21. Sunday 9th June 2013 at 22.00
  22. Saturday 24th August 2013 at 23.35
  23. Sunday 25th August 2013 at 22.00
  24. Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 23.35
  25. Monday 16th December 2013 at 23.50 on C4
  26. Wednesday 25th December 2013 at 03.30
  27. Sunday 1st June 2014 at 00.05
  28. Sunday 1st June 2014 at 22.35
  29. Thursday 3rd July 2014 at 21.30
  30. Friday 4th July 2014 at 01.00
  31. Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 23.40
  32. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 22.00 on VIVA
  33. Wednesday 6th August 2014 at 23.50 on VIVA
  34. Sunday 30th November 2014 at 23.15
  35. Saturday 27th December 2014 at 01.20
  36. Saturday 27th December 2014 at 03.20
  37. Wednesday 31st December 2014 at 22.35
  38. Saturday 10th January 2015 at 24.00
  39. Sunday 11th January 2015 at 23.25
  40. Thursday 19th February 2015 at 00.55
  41. Thursday 19th February 2015 at 22.30
  42. Saturday 14th March 2015 at 23.05
  43. Sunday 27th September 2015 at 02.35
  44. Sunday 27th September 2015 at 22.30
  45. Sunday 29th November 2015 at 00.25
  46. Sunday 29th November 2015 at 22.40
  47. Friday 25th December 2015 at 01.05 on C4
  48. Sunday 21st February 2016 at 02.15
  49. Monday 22nd February 2016 at 00.05
  50. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 01.00
  51. Sunday 8th May 2016 at 23.00
  52. Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 22.35
  53. Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 02.20

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 Design
Billy Sneddon Editor
William Webb Editor

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