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 5

Martin reluctantly volunteers to teach reading at Dan's school. When the Qcumba case comes to court, Martin is on fighting form, but the trial does not go to plan and Patrick loses.

Further details

Mutual Friends. Dev (Rhashan Stone). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Although Jen persuades a jobless Martin to meet her employer, Darren, he considers the jobs on offer to be 'beneath him'. Martin reluctantly volunteers to teach reading at Dan's school.

Having been dropped by Sarah for failing to pay any fees, Patrick talks Martin into taking on his case against Harry over the ownership of Qcumba. Martin tries to keep this a secret from Jen.

Sarah is now acting for Harry, who offers Patrick a large pay-off if he agrees to stay away from Liz. Patrick refuses and gets Martin to try to steal secret files from Harry's office.

In the midst of her wedding preparations, Liz begins to have doubts about her real feelings for Harry.

Meanwhile, Dev's mad passion for Leigh comes to an embarrassing head at a boating regatta.

When the Qcumba case comes to court, Martin is on fighting form, but the trial does not go to plan and Patrick loses. He returns to Qcumba to clear his desk, only to find that Martin is now working for Harry.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 23rd 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
Patrick Knowles James Grantham
Guest cast
Karen Paullada Policewoman
Paul Thornley Darren
Ruben Crow Tom
Ethan Sarphie Angus Cato
Buffy Davies Mrs Davies
Matilda Castrey Schoolgirl
Russell Tovey Estate Agent
Michael Cochrane Judge
Gwilym Lee Young Man
Maya Wasowicz Young Woman
Writing team
Anil Gupta Writer
Richard Pinto Writer
Hilary Frankland Script Editor
Stephen Thompson Writer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Rob Bullock Producer
Sarah Brandist Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Mark Redhead Executive Producer
Colin Fair Editor
Tom Bowyer Production Designer
Ben Bartlett Composer

Video

Straight Talking

Sarah tells Patrick how she really feels about him failing to pay his fees.

Featuring: Alexander Armstrong (Patrick Turner), Emily Joyce (Sarah Fletcher).