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 4

Jen and Martin start trying for a baby, but Martin's sub-optimal sperm proves to be a stumbling block.

Further details

Patrick, once again smitten with Liz, decides to break up with Martin's boss, Sarah, with whom he has been enjoying a bit of a lively fling - only to find out that she is 'late'. Leigh, meanwhile, moves into her new council house but is far from happy with the unwanted attentions of Dev.

Martin thinks he will get a partnership in his law firm, especially now that Sarah, his boss, is pregnant. Instead she warns him that unless he drums up more business he will lose his job.

Patrick persuades Martin to handle the sale of a local bookshop on a no-win, no-fee basis. Together, Patrick and he face down a City lawyer only for the bookshop owner to pull out of the deal at the last minute, leaving Martin without a job.

Patrick decides that he wants to play an active part in the upbringing of his child with Sarah - only to be told that the child is not his. Then, to his horror, Liz and his former business partner and rival Harry announce their engagement...

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th September 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
Guest cast
Ruben Crow Tom
Christopher Gilling Pinstripe Man
Sarah Wynter Tweedy Woman
Joanna David Sylvia
John Hopkins Sam Westwood Jones
Nicole Calcher Marlee
Chloe Howman Receptionist
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


Trying for a baby

Jen is keen to have another baby and has a hard time convincing Martin that they should both get checked out.

Featuring: Marc Warren (Martin Grantham), Keeley Hawes (Jen Grantham).


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