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.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 5 - Lost In Translation

Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Jim Riley (Neil Dudgeon), Roger Weaver (Richard Lumsden). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited
When Maddy persuades Jim to open up about his feelings she gets more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, Danny plays host to a visiting French exchange student, awakening Ted's latent xenophobia.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th May 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th May 2011 4:20pm 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
Jordan Clarke Adam Weaver
Guest cast
Beth Rylance Anne-Marie
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)
Kay Stonham Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Dave Cohen Writer (Additional Material)
John Irwin Writer (Additional Material)
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


Bonjour Anne Marie

Danny plays host to a visiting French exchange student... awakening Ted's latent xenophobia.

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Featuring: Lucinda Dryzek (Katy Riley), Neil Dudgeon (Jim Riley), Taylor Fawcett (Danny Riley), Patrick Nolan (Ted Jackson), Caroline Quentin (Maddy Riley) & Beth Rylance (Anne-Marie).

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