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 3

Martin leaves hospital and is reconciled with Jen whilst Patrick vows to launch a new global clothing company.

Further details

Following his massive intake of cannabinoids, Martin leaves hospital and is reconciled with Jen, but he's frustrated when she won't have sex with him. Patrick, meanwhile, vows to launch a new global clothing company and starts viewing unsuitably grandiose potential offices.

When Leigh's house is repossessed, a guilty Jen asks her and her three young sons to come and stay. Martin, however, who is trying to get his marriage back on track, is not happy.

To let Jen, Leigh, Liz and Anita have a boozy girls' night in, Patrick and Martin take Dan and Leigh's troublesome eldest son to a snooker club with unfortunate consequences. Patrick offers Liz a lift home and she drunkenly sleeps with him.

At Anita and Dev's anniversary party, Dev tries to kiss Leigh. Liz warns Patrick that sleeping with him meant nothing, while Martin and Jen finally revive their sex life.

Emboldened by this change of fortune, Martin attempts a reconciliation between Patrick and Liz, but discovers that Patrick is entertaining another woman.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 9th September 2008
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Marc Warren Martin Grantham
Keeley Hawes Jen Grantham
Alexander Armstrong Patrick Turner
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
Guest cast
Jessica Gunning Maryka (Ugly Van Hire Woman)
Jim Howick Estate Agent
Patrick Toomey Rupert
Kristy Bruce Jayden
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
Justin Krish Editor
Tom Bowyer Production Designer
Ben Bartlett Composer