Mutual Friends. Image shows from L to R: Jen Grantham (Keeley Hawes), Martin Grantham (Marc Warren), Patrick Turner (Alexander Armstrong), Liz (Sarah Alexander). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Mutual Friends

BBC One comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Marc Warren, Keeley Hawes, Alexander Armstrong, Alistair Petrie, Rhashan Stone, Naomi Bentley, Sarah Alexander and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Following the suicide of his best friend, solicitor Martin's world falls apart when his wife tells him at the funeral that she slept with his late friend - twice.

Further details

Mutual Friends. Image shows from L to R: Patrick Turner (Alexander Armstrong), Martin Grantham (Marc Warren). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

After the suicide of his best friend, Carl, solicitor Martin's world falls apart when his wife, Jen, tells him at the funeral that she slept with his now dead friend.

As the once happy couple struggle to hold their marriage together, Martin's pathologically immature but endlessly charming friend, Patrick, re-enters their lives and decides to help Martin through his troubles in his own inimitably hedonistic way.

Meanwhile, Jen receives support and advice from her best friend, Liz - who also happens to be Patrick's former fiancée.

Patrick discovers to his horror that Liz has now hooked up romantically with his business partner Harry who, in turn, is trying to force Patrick out of Qcumba - his mail-order clothing business.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th August 2008
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Marc Warren Martin Grantham
Keeley Hawes Jen Grantham
Alexander Armstrong Patrick Turner
Alistair Petrie Carl Cato
Rhashan Stone Dev
Naomi Bentley Anita
Sarah Alexander Liz
Claire Rushbrook Leigh Cato
Lee Ross Harry Seed
Emily Joyce Sarah Fletcher
Joshua Sarphie Dan Grantham
Thomas Byrne Conor Cato
Patrick Knowles James Grantham
Guest cast
Nathalie Cox (as Natalie Cox) Katie
Nick Fletcher Paul Cato
Bear McCausland Town Crier
Ian Hughes Jolyon
Karen Paullada Policewoman
Writing team
Anil Gupta Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Hilary Frankland Script Editor
Production team
Catherine Morshead Director
Rob Bullock Producer
Sarah Brandist Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Mark Redhead Executive Producer

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