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

Life Of Riley

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2009 - 2011
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Family sitcom starring Caroline Quentin and Neil Dudgeon. It follows second time newly-weds Maddy and Jim, and their dysfunctional family. Stars Caroline Quentin, Neil Dudgeon, Lucinda Dryzek, Taylor Fawcett, Patrick Nolan and more.

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Series 3, Episode 4 - Snake

Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Robbie Jackson (Mark Powley), Ted Jackson (Patrick Nolan). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited
When Maddy's ex-husband gives their son a snake, the whole family is terrified. But before they can face their phobia the snake escapes. Meanwhile, Maddy's attempts to solve her neighbours' marital problems backfire rather badly.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 4th May 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 8th May 2011 4:25pm BBC1

Cast & crew

Caroline Quentin Maddy Riley
Neil Dudgeon Jim Riley
Lucinda Dryzek Katy Riley
Taylor Fawcett Danny Riley
Patrick Nolan Ted Jackson
Heather Craney Alison Weaver
Richard Lumsden Roger Weaver
Mark Powley Robbie Jackson
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
Production team
Richard Boden Director
Richard Boden Producer
Jon Rolph Executive Producer
Catherine Bailey Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Richard Halladay Editor
Laura Wilson Editor
Joanne Sutherland Production Designer
Willie Dowling Composer


Slithering Surprise

When Maddy's ex-husband gives their son a snake, the whole family is terrified...

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Lucinda Dryzek (Katy Riley), Neil Dudgeon (Jim Riley), Taylor Fawcett (Danny Riley), Patrick Nolan (Ted Jackson), Mark Powley (Robbie Jackson) & Caroline Quentin (Maddy Riley).

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