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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Hit sitcom starring Miranda Hart as a woman desperate to fit into society and find a man. She runs a joke shop with childhood friend Stevie. Stars Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sally Phillips and more.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Holiday

Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Luke Pasqualino), Miranda (Miranda Hart). Copyright: BBC
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.

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 6th December 2009 9:30pm BBC2
Tuesday 20th July 2010 10:00pm BBC2
Friday 15th July 2011 9:30pm BBC1
Sunday 17th July 2011 11:25pm BBC1 Scot
Friday 7th September 2012 8:30pm BBC1
Monday 26th November 2012 8:30pm BBC1 Scot
Wednesday 10th April 2013 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 11th April 2013 8:20pm Gold
Saturday 27th April 2013 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 28th April 2013 7:00pm Gold
Friday 21st June 2013 9:00pm BBC1
Tuesday 25th June 2013 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 26th June 2013 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 28th August 2013 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th August 2013 6:40pm Gold
Tuesday 12th November 2013 9:40pm Gold
Wednesday 13th November 2013 8:20pm Gold
Sunday 29th December 2013 9:00pm Gold
Monday 30th December 2013 12:20am Gold
Monday 17th February 2014 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 15th April 2014 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 16th April 2014 4:20pm Gold
Monday 2nd June 2014 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 7:00pm Gold
Tuesday 7th October 2014 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 8th October 2014 12:40am Gold
Wednesday 26th November 2014 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 27th November 2014 12:40am Gold
Tuesday 30th December 2014 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 31st December 2014 10:45am Gold
Wednesday 19th August 2015 9:40pm Gold
Thursday 20th August 2015 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 21st January 2016 10:40pm Gold
Friday 22nd January 2016 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 8th May 2016 9:00pm Gold
Monday 9th May 2016 7:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th May 2016 9:00pm Gold
Thursday 26th May 2016 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 14th July 2016 10:00pm Gold
Friday 15th July 2016 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 11th August 2016 7:00pm Gold
Friday 12th August 2016 5:00pm Gold
Thursday 8th June 2017 10:00pm W
Sunday 17th September 2017 3:20pm W
Monday 16th October 2017 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th October 2017 12:00am Gold
Sunday 22nd October 2017 6:00pm W
Saturday 16th June 2018 9:00am Gold
Sunday 15th July 2018 3:20pm W
Saturday 18th May 2019 10:15am Gold
Sunday 19th May 2019 8:20am Gold
Thursday 27th June 2019 9:00pm Gold
Friday 28th June 2019 7:15pm Gold
Saturday 13th July 2019 9:30am Gold
Sunday 14th July 2019 8:40am Gold
Saturday 27th July 2019 9:00pm W
Sunday 28th July 2019 7:00pm W
Saturday 28th September 2019 1:40pm Gold
Sunday 29th September 2019 11:00am Gold
Saturday 21st November 2020 7:00pm W
Sunday 22nd November 2020 6:00pm W
Friday 4th June 2021 10:00pm W
Saturday 5th June 2021 8:00pm W
Sunday 18th July 2021 9:35am Gold
Saturday 25th September 2021 7:00pm W
Sunday 26th September 2021 5:00pm W
Thursday 6th January 2022 8:40pm Gold
Friday 7th January 2022 2:35pm Gold
Friday 25th February 2022 10:00pm W
Saturday 26th February 2022 9:00pm W
Friday 1st July 2022 10:00pm W
Saturday 2nd July 2022 9:00pm W
Tuesday 9th August 2022 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th August 2022 12:40am Gold
Saturday 24th September 2022 9:30am Gold
Friday 13th January 2023 10:00pm W
Saturday 14th January 2023 9:00pm W
Friday 17th February 2023 9:05pm Gold
Saturday 18th February 2023 1:05am Gold
Sunday 9th July 2023 5:00pm W
Thursday 10th August 2023 8:40pm Gold
Saturday 19th August 2023 8:00pm W
Sunday 20th August 2023 5:00pm W
Sunday 1st October 2023 5:00pm W
Saturday 11th November 2023 7:00pm W
Sunday 12th November 2023 5:00pm W
Saturday 13th January 2024 7:00pm W
Sunday 14th January 2024 5:00pm W
Saturday 24th February 2024 7:00pm W
Sunday 25th February 2024 5:00pm W
Saturday 9th March 2024 9:40am Gold
Sunday 10th March 2024 9:00am Gold
Saturday 30th March 2024 9:50am Gold
Saturday 6th April 2024 7:00pm W
Sunday 7th April 2024 5:00pm W

Cast & crew

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

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