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


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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