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 8 - Good Mother

Life Of Riley. Image shows from L to R: Danny Riley (Taylor Fawcett), Katy Riley (Lucinda Dryzek), Maddy Riley (Caroline Quentin). Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.
When Jim's ex-wife invites the kids to spend the summer with her, Maddy is worried that they might not want to come back. Meanwhile, Ted finds his friendship with Anthony tested to the limit.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 1st June 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
Jordan Clarke Adam Weaver
Guest cast
Richard Linnell Anthony Weaver
Writing team
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Phil Whelans Writer (Additional Material)
Kay Stonham Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Paul Alexander Writer
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

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