Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Danny Riley (Taylor Fawcett), Maddy Riley (Caroline Quentin), Ted Jackson (Patrick Nolan), Jim Riley (Neil Dudgeon), Katy Riley (Lucinda Dryzek). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.

Life Of Riley

BBC One sitcom. 20 episodes (3 series), 2009 - 2011. Stars Caroline Quentin, Neil Dudgeon, Lucinda Dryzek, Taylor Fawcett, Patrick Nolan, Heather Craney, Richard Lumsden and others.

Series 3, Episode 1 - The Boyfriend

When Maddy discovers her mum has a boyfriend, her attempts to talk her out of the relationship lead to wedding plans and Maddy in a big pink fluffy dress. Ted finds a novel way of outwitting a bully, and Katy misplaces a car.

Further details

Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Danny Riley (Taylor Fawcett), Ted Jackson (Patrick Nolan), Maddy Riley (Caroline Quentin), Jim Riley (Neil Dudgeon), Katy Riley (Lucinda Dryzek). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.

Caroline Quentin and Neil Dudgeon reprise their roles as multi-tasking mother Maddy and stoical father Jim Riley as Life Of Riley returns for a third, eight-part series.

Some time has passed since the last visit to the chaotic and colourful Riley household. Baby Rosie is now two and about to begin playgroup, and the teen triumvirate of Katy, Danny and Ted are embarking on their own new relationships.

Refusing to be fazed by the increasingly complicated brood of her children and step-children, their step-siblings and half-siblings, Maddy is still trying to be all things to all people. Now she finds herself coping with a work-at-home husband, the chaos caused by both of their exes and neighbours at war (with each other).

In this episode Maddy rises to the challenge of meeting a new boyfriend - her mother's! Her attempts to talk her mother out of the relationship lead to wedding plans and Maddy in a big pink fluffy dress. Meanwhile, Ted finds a novel way of outwitting a bully, and Katy misplaces a car.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 13th April 2011
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Caroline Quentin Maddy Riley
Neil Dudgeon Jim Riley
Lucinda Dryzek Katy Riley
Taylor Fawcett Danny Riley
Patrick Nolan Ted Jackson
Jordan Clarke Adam Weaver
Marcia Warren Margaret
Guest cast
William Gaunt David
Marc Small Policeman
Writing team
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Powell Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Whelans Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Dave Cohen Writer (Additional Material)
David Isaac Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Boden Director
Richard Boden Producer
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Catherine Bailey Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer

Video

After I'm Gone?

Maddy and Jim discuss how they might move on with their lives after the other one is gone and there's some wedding news too.

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Featuring: Caroline Quentin (Maddy Riley), Neil Dudgeon (Jim Riley).

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