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Series 2, Episode 4 - Pickled Eggs

Living The Dream. Image shows from L to R: Freddie Pemberton (Brenock O'Connor), Tina Pemberton (Rosie Day), Jen Pemberton (Lesley Sharp), Maureen (Paula Wilcox). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Mal's turning 50 and is having a crisis of masculinity. The Park residents try to help him get through it with an ancient ceremony, while his family put on a surprise party. Tina's new role as high school investigative journalist puts her on the trail of a student putting on an illegal rave.

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It's Mal's 50th birthday, and a health check-up plunges him into a crisis of masculinity.

Feeling his age and with some wear and tear to match the mileage, he tries to avoid any fuss. But the kids shower him with presents anyway, and some of the Park residents put the poor chap through an ancient rite of passage. Mother-in-law Maureen is also over for the occasion, helping the family put on a surprise party.

Meanwhile, Tina's new role as high school investigative journalist puts her on the trail of a student putting on an illegal rave. Long story short - Mal ends up attending and showing off some of his finest dad moves.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th January 2019
Sky One
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th January 2019 1:00am Sky2
Wednesday 30th January 2019 9:00pm Sky2
Saturday 2nd February 2019 2:10am Sky1
Tuesday 5th February 2019 3:00am Sky1
Thursday 7th February 2019 4:30am 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
Leslie David Baker Marvin Pepper
Paula Wilcox Maureen
Ellis Cox-McAllister Pippy Drew
Jessica Ellerby Stacee
Daisy Fairclough Madison
Guest cast
Joseph May TJ
Christy Meyer Doctor Murphy
Jonathan Jude Dylan
Writing team
Sophie Williams Script Editor
Jimmy Dowdall Writer
Production team
Anthony Philipson Director
James Dean Producer
Luke Alkin Executive Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Clare Shepherd Line Producer
Beverley Horne Post Producer
Lois Bygrave Editor
Nicola Moroney Production Designer
Nicky Bligh Casting Director
Chad Darnell Casting Director
Rachel Walsh Costume Designer
Sean Van Hales Director of Photography
Irene Napier Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Paul Dale 1st Assistant Director

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