Personal Affairs. Image shows from L to R: Grace Darling (Olivia Grant), Nicole Palmerston-Amory (Maimie McCoy), Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi (Ruth Negga), Lucy Baxter (Laura Aikman), Michelle 'Midge' Lerner (Annabel Scholey). Copyright: 2am TV
Personal Affairs

Personal Affairs

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Three
  • 2009
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

Five-part comedy drama following the fortunes of four personal assistants in the City of London. A mystery and dark secrets feature at the heart. Stars Laura Aikman, Annabel Scholey, Ruth Negga, Maimie McCoy, Olivia Grant and more.

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Series 1, Episode 2 - Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Will Sid go through with ripping off Hartmann Payne? With Grace still missing, a nasty surprise makes the girls fear for her safety.

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Further details

Personal Affairs. Dominic Fitzwallace (Ben Lloyd-Hughes). Copyright: 2am TV

It's D-Day for Sid and Crawford's scam to defraud millions from Sid's employer, Hartmann Payne. However, Sid's new-found friendship with Midge, Lucy and Nicole casts serious doubt over whether she can see it through.

Desperate to back out of the scam, Sid is distressed after discovering controlling boyfriend Crawford's plans to frame the PAs for the crime. Despite Sid's pleas, Crawford won't listen to reason - he wants revenge on financial investor Rock Van Gelder for his mother's loss of fortune.

As Sid's unease about the scam grows, Crawford's behaviour becomes increasingly unhinged. To make matters worse, Rock recalls how terrible he felt after the financial loss - he's obviously not the monster he's been made out to be.

Meanwhile, Dominic Fitzwallace, the ninth richest man in England and Rock's newest client, makes an impression when he arrogantly strides into the offices, oozing wealth. Rude and obnoxious, Fitz meets his match in Nicole, who puts him in his place.

Initially angry, Fitz demands that Rock fire the PAs but changes his mind after Nicole agrees to meet him alone. Bored of his usual sexual conquests, Fitz offers Nicole £1m to sleep with him.

Downbeat about losing the Associate job, Lucy turns her attentions to finding Grace along with Nicole and Midge. However, she's furious and insulted when Jane tactlessly offers the job to Sid in front of everyone.

Lucy's husband, Bob, can't fight his fatal attraction to Nicole. Appalled at her actions, Nicole confides in Rachel about the fling but she has little sympathy and urges Nicole to seek a loving, monogamous relationship instead of meaningless sex. Not every man is her father, after all.

Elsewhere, Midge asks her dad to help find her daughter; Simon sets his sights on seducing the virginal Sid; and the girls uncover a nasty surprise in their quest to find Grace.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd June 2009
BBC Three
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 29th June 2009 10:30pm BBC3

Cast & crew

Laura Aikman Lucy Baxter
Annabel Scholey Michelle 'Midge' Lerner
Ruth Negga Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi
Maimie McCoy Nicole Palmerston-Amory
Mark Benton Iain Ebelthite
Robert Gant Rock Van Gelder
Archie Panjabi Jane Lesser
Darren Boyd Simon Turner
Joe Absolom Bob Baxter
Emily Bruni Rachel Klein
Jamie Davis Robbie Gascoigne
Kieran Bew Avi Gellman
Al Weaver Crawford Crawford
Ben Lloyd-Hughes Dominic Fitzwallace
Ron Cook Bernie Lerner
Guest cast
Annette Badland Mairhi Crawford
Writing team
Gabbie Asher Writer
Lucy Guy Script Editor
Martha Hillier Writer
Production team
Jenny Ash Director
Gillian McNeill Producer
Anne Mensah Executive Producer
Susie Conklin Executive Producer
Amanda Martin Executive Producer
Patrick Doherty Editor
Jake Roberts Editor
Nina Humphreys Composer


Man or Boy?

Dominic Fitzwallace makes an indecent proposal.

Featuring: Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Dominic Fitzwallace) & Maimie McCoy (Nicole Palmerston-Amory).

Office Anger

Dominic Fitzwallace meets the PAs.

Featuring: Laura Aikman (Lucy Baxter), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Dominic Fitzwallace), Maimie McCoy (Nicole Palmerston-Amory), Ruth Negga (Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi) & Annabel Scholey (Michelle 'Midge' Lerner).

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