Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Gary (Tom Ellis), Penny (Patricia Hodge), Miranda (Miranda Hart), Stevie (Sarah Hadland), Clive (James Holmes). Copyright: BBC.


BBC One and BBC Two sitcom starring Miranda Hart. 22 episodes (3 series), 2009 - 2015. Stars Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Holiday

Miranda decides she needs to be a bit reckless and wild and so decides to book a holiday at the local hotel down the road.

Further details

After a spot of duck versus caterpillar racing in the shop, and telling a customer that she and Gary have two little boys with two little toys, named Cliff and Richard, Miranda realises she needs to be a bit reckless and wild.

She's young, free and happily single, after all, so why not book a spontaneous short break to Thailand? That's the Thailand down the road, in the shape of her local hotel, Hamilton Lodge - the definite perks being no travel, no language barrier and, most importantly, no sand/towel/lolly/wasp scenarios to deal with.

After 26 hours at the hotel Miranda has done everything - she's had six baths; eaten every room service meal; pressed every pair of trousers she owns; mistakenly ordered an overly familiar escort; and reached verbal diarrhoea levels with the young porter. Her trip away reaches an even weirder level when she's mistaken for the hotel's visiting seminar leader.

When Gary works out where Miranda actually is he turns up at her room. A regally drunk Miranda suggests that to prove the ease of their friendship they should just sleep together, before promptly passing out.

On returning from her spontaneous holiday, Miranda defends her choice of location to her disapproving friends and mother - what's not wild about getting drunk, ordering an escort, making new friends, running a seminar and jumping out of a window?

Broadcast details

Monday 30th November 2009
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Miranda Hart Miranda
    Sarah Hadland Stevie
    Patricia Hodge Penny
    Tom Ellis Gary
    James Holmes Clive
    Guest cast
    Dave Lamb Colin
    Luke Pasqualino Jason (Hotel Staff)
    Katherine Jakeways Amanda Barnes
    Ewen MacIntosh Taxi Driver
    Ben Bailey Smith (as Doc Brown) Hotel Receptionist
    Martin Behrman Actor
    Writing team
    Miranda Hart Writer
    Richard Hurst Writer
    James Cary Writer
    Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
    Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
    Production team
    Juliet May Director
    Nerys Evans Producer
    Jo Sargent Executive Producer
    Jake Bernard Editor
    Harry Banks Production Designer


    Don't Play With The Toys!

    Gary and Miranda play with the toys in the shop and end up having to lie to a customer.

    Featuring: Miranda Hart (Miranda), Sarah Hadland (Stevie), Tom Ellis (Gary).


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