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Series 1, Episode 5

Living The Dream. Image shows from L to R: Freddie Pemberton (Brenock O'Connor), Mal Pemberton (Philip Glenister), Aiden (Leslie Jordan). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Jen's over-critical mum Maureen arrives in Florida three weeks early, whilst the couple find themselves in dire financial straits.

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Thanks to a mistake by Mal, Jen's over-critical mum Maureen arrives in Florida three weeks early - much to Jen's horror. She's totally not ready and the park is in a real state so, instead, she whisks Maureen, Tina and Rhoda off to Paul's park for a weekend of pampering.

Meanwhile, Mal and Freddie hatch a new money-making scheme - and it involves hosting a highly unusual wedding.

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th November 2017
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 1st December 2017 2:00am Sky2
Friday 1st December 2017 9:00pm Sky2
Sunday 3rd December 2017 12:00am Sky1
Tuesday 12th June 2018 2:10am Sky1
Friday 4th January 2019 9:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

Philip Glenister Mal Pemberton
Lesley Sharp Jen Pemberton
Rosie Day Tina Pemberton
Brenock O'Connor Freddie Pemberton
Leslie Jordan Aiden
John Crosby Ryan
Regina Curtin Dorothy
Paula Wilcox Maureen
Kevin Nash Troy
Michael Ray Davis Pastor Wilson
Kim Fields Rhoda
Jimmy Akingbola Paul
Pat Yeary Mrs Apter
Guest cast
David Shae Loan Manager
Carrie Ann Hunt Serenity
William Mark McCullough Malachi
Casey Edwards Spa Attendant
Writing team
Sophie Williams Script Editor
Jacquetta May Writer
Production team
Philippa Langdale Director
James Dean Producer
Luke Alkin Executive Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Simon Curtis Executive Producer
Mick Ford Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Lynn Appelle Line Producer
Steve Singleton (as Stephen Singleton) Editor
Michael Ralph Production Designer
Nicky Bligh Casting Director
Chad Darnell Casting Director
Michael Hothorn Casting Director
Tim Palmer Director of Photography
Gina Ruiz Costume Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Marc Garland 1st Assistant Director


Sky's quest to hit the nail on the head with a Doc Martin/Stella-style comedy-drama continues with this gentle expat adventure. As Mal attempts to fund a renovation of the RV park, jettisoning his deadbeat residents, he must also contend with the arrival of Maureen, his mother-in-law. As you may have guessed, things don't quite go according to plan, with a Native American hex and a confusing Skype call contriving to stir the pot.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 30th November 2017

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