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 6 - Absent Friends

Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Ted Jackson (Patrick Nolan), Jim Riley (Neil Dudgeon). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.
When an old friend passes away, Jim realises how small his social circle has become; Maddy decides to solve this problem by any means necessary. Meanwhile, Ted decides to take charge of the family finances.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th May 2011
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
    Heather Craney Alison Weaver
    Richard Lumsden Roger Weaver
    Mark Powley Robbie Jackson
    Marcia Warren Margaret
    Guest cast
    Lewis Osborne Russell
    Adam G Goodwin Trevor
    Jasmyn Banks Lauren
    Writing team
    Kay Stonham Writer (Additional Material)
    Andrew Ellard Script Editor
    Daniel Peak Writer
    Georgia Pritchett 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 Halladey (as Richard Halladay) Editor
    Laura Wilson Editor
    Joanne Sutherland Production Designer
    Willie Dowling Composer


    Danny's New Best Friend

    Danny brings home a new best friend called Russell but Katy doubts things are quite as they seem.

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    Featuring: Caroline Quentin (Maddy Riley), Neil Dudgeon (Jim Riley), Lucinda Dryzek (Katy Riley), Taylor Fawcett (Danny Riley), Lewis Osborne (Russell).


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