Series 1, Episode 2
Patrick tries to help Martin cope with his marital problems by subjecting him to an energetic reintroduction to the life of a single man, involving vigorous mountain bike-riding, rounds of golf and marathon computer games sessions - fuelled by a diet of pizza, beer and skunk.
On Liz's advice, Jen decides to apply for a job - only to discover that it is based in Norwich. She can make a new start and leave Martin, taking their young son, Dan, with her.
Martin, meanwhile, discovers that Carl had a second mortgage on another house and, as a result, his widow Leigh is now bankrupt. He is also under pressure from his boss, Sarah, to hang on to the lucrative Qcumba case and attempts to arbitrate between Harry and Patrick - who are both refusing to budge in their battle for control of the company. Martin's embarrassment is later multiplied when he walks in on Patrick and Sarah in bed together.
Desperate to prevent Jen from leaving for Norwich, Martin goes to see her new employer, Darren. Jen, however, is not pleased. Patrick later sabotages the Qcumba spring launch, which Harry has organised, and gets sacked.
Patrick and Liz have set up a meeting between Martin and Jen, but it doesn't go well and Martin takes a joint from Patrick and has a psychotic episode in a supermarket - prompting Jen to rush to his hospital bedside.
- Tuesday 2nd September 2008
- BBC One
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Marc Warren||Martin Grantham|
|Keeley Hawes||Jen Grantham|
|Alexander Armstrong||Patrick Turner|
|Alistair Petrie||Carl Cato|
|Claire Rushbrook||Leigh Cato|
|Lee Ross||Harry Seed|
|Emily Joyce||Sarah Fletcher|
|Joshua Sarphie||Dan Grantham|
|Thomas Byrne||Conor Cato|
|Patrick Knowles||James Grantham|
|Jenny Gleave||Hen Party Girl|
|Hilary Frankland||Script Editor|
|Sarah Brandist||Executive Producer|
|Simon Wilson||Executive Producer|
|Mark Redhead||Executive Producer|