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 3, Episode 6 - A Brief Encounter

A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision - she's going travelling. Stevie is devastated but Penny's too preoccupied to notice. Only Gary can stop her - but will he?

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Miranda. Image shows from L to R: Gary (Tom Ellis), Miranda (Miranda Hart). Copyright: BBC

A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision - she's going travelling. She's packed her bags, she's leaving, this time for good. Stevie is devastated and Penny is too wrapped up in renewing her wedding vows to notice. There's only Gary that can stop her going, but how does he really feel?

Broadcast details

Monday 28th January 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 17th January 2014 8:30pm BBC1
Monday 25th August 2014 8:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 17th November 2015 10:00pm Gold
Thursday 21st April 2016 10:40pm Gold
Friday 22nd April 2016 7:20pm Gold
Sunday 4th September 2016 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 11th February 2017 9:00pm Gold
Tuesday 4th July 2017 10:00pm W
Friday 25th August 2017 3:30am Gold
Saturday 13th July 2019 8:10am Gold
Saturday 24th August 2019 12:30pm Gold
Saturday 24th August 2019 11:00pm W
Sunday 25th August 2019 9:20am Gold
Sunday 25th August 2019 5:20pm W
Friday 21st August 2020 7:30pm BBC1
Saturday 19th December 2020 6:40pm W
Sunday 20th December 2020 6:20pm W
Saturday 24th April 2021 7:15am Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 10:20pm Gold
Saturday 1st May 2021 1:50am Gold
Saturday 3rd July 2021 9:20pm W
Sunday 4th July 2021 8:20pm W
Saturday 28th August 2021 1:50pm Gold
Saturday 23rd October 2021 8:20pm W
Sunday 24th October 2021 6:20pm W
Tuesday 25th January 2022 8:40pm Gold
Wednesday 26th January 2022 2:00pm Gold
Friday 25th March 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 26th March 2022 10:20pm W
Friday 29th July 2022 11:20pm W
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:20pm W
Wednesday 17th August 2022 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 18th August 2022 12:20am Gold
Saturday 22nd October 2022 8:50am Gold
Sunday 23rd October 2022 2:40am Gold
Sunday 23rd October 2022 8:00am Gold
Friday 10th February 2023 11:30pm W
Saturday 11th February 2023 10:20pm W
Friday 10th March 2023 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 11th March 2023 1:20am Gold
Sunday 6th August 2023 6:20pm W
Sunday 17th September 2023 6:20pm W
Saturday 28th October 2023 8:20pm W
Sunday 29th October 2023 6:20pm W
Saturday 9th December 2023 8:40pm W
Sunday 10th December 2023 5:20pm W
Saturday 10th February 2024 8:20pm W
Sunday 11th February 2024 6:20pm W
Saturday 23rd March 2024 8:20pm W
Sunday 24th March 2024 9:40am Gold
Sunday 24th March 2024 6:20pm W

Cast & crew

Miranda Hart Miranda
Sarah Hadland Stevie
Patricia Hodge Penny
Tom Ellis Gary
Sally Phillips Tilly
Bo Poraj Mike
Guest cast
Luke Pasqualino Jason (Hotel Staff)
Adrian Scarborough Charlie
Steven Webb Travel Agent
Kate Maravan Helena (Dress Designer)
Gareth Corke Waiter
Tim Downie Proposing Diner
Clare Warde Girlfriend
Stefano Braschi (as Stephano Braschi) Armed Airport Policeman
Stephen Critchlow Airport Security Guard
Victoria John Terry's Wife ('Cat in Bag' joke lady)
Paul Garner Terry ('Cat in Bag' joke man)
Damson Idris Youth on Train
Writing team
Miranda Hart Writer
Richard Hurst Writer
Georgia Pritchett Writer
Paul Powell Writer
Paul Kerensa Writer
Andrew Ellard Script Editor
Production team
Juliet May Director
Emma Strain Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Jake Bernard Editor
Harry Banks Production Designer
Tracey Macario Production Designer
Alex Eckford Composer


In the Dumps

As Miranda clears out some of her mementos, she inadvertently winds up in the dumpster.

Featuring: Sarah Hadland (Stevie), Miranda Hart (Miranda) & Sally Phillips (Tilly).

I'm Not Weird!

Miranda's packing up but has some trouble removing a special handmade item.

Featuring: Sarah Hadland (Stevie), Miranda Hart (Miranda), Patricia Hodge (Penny) & Sally Phillips (Tilly).

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