Meet The Parents. Image shows from L to R: Mum (Jane Cunliffe), Brother (Scott Hazell), Alex Zane, Sister (Aisling Jarrett-Gavin), Dad (Richard Brimblecombe). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Meet The Parents

E4 comedy. 12 episodes (2 series), 2010 - 2012. Stars Alex Zane, Dominic Coleman, Charlotte Palmer, Ben Clark, Jessica Knappett, Richard Brimblecombe, Jane Cunliffe and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Religious Family

Josh has been dating Holly for three months and now he's about to meet her family.

Further details

Meet The Parents. Image shows from L to R: Dad (Dominic Coleman), Mum (Charlotte Palmer), Brother (Ben Clark). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Holly's dad Ken is the leader of his own religion. He thinks of his house as his church and is allowed as many wives as he wants. Mum Pauline's OCD condition means everything has to be clean, precise and in order - this includes making Josh count all of his peas at dinner.

Ken's second wife is Fillipa, a Russian cleaner he bought off the internet and she's in constant competition with Pauline for Ken's attention.

Brother Chris, or Christine as he likes to be known, loves X Factor and dreams of dating the small one from JLS. During his five hour ordeal, Josh endures Holly's brother's X Factor audition piece, and is put on the spot as to whether he wants to marry Holly, right there and then!

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th November 2010
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Dominic Coleman Dad
    Charlotte Palmer Mum
    Ben Clark Brother
    Ed Hall Narrator
    Guest cast
    Jessica Knappett Russian Cleaner
    Matthew Crosby Priest
    Richard Glover Russian Father
    Writing team
    Lee Hupfield Writer
    Rachel Springett Writer
    Giles Boden Writer (Additional Material)
    Susannah Haley Writer (Additional Material)
    Paul Young Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Lucy Fyfe Production Designer
    Lucas Friedmann (as Lucas Friedman) Editor
    Paul Young Director
    Rachel Springett Producer
    Lee Hupfield Executive Producer
    Andrew Newman Executive Producer

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