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 4 - Vital Statistix

It's the day of the Hartmann Payne birthday bash but Midge, Nicole, Lucy and Sid aren't in a celebratory mood.

Further details

Personal Affairs. Nicole Palmerston-Amory (Maimie McCoy). Copyright: 2am TV

It's Hartmann Payne's birthday but Midge, Nicole, Lucy and Sid aren't in a celebratory mood. Their hunt for Grace takes them ever-closer to the truth as danger calls.

Troubled by her hidden past, Midge confides in Avi about her daughter, Talya, but is annoyed by his judgemental response. Anxious to make amends, Midge goes to Talya's house to try to speak to her adoptive mother, Esther, but unexpectedly meets the little girl herself.

Lucy, meanwhile, announces to her friends that she has split up with Bob, much to the horror of Nicole, who knows their secret affair was nothing more than a meaningless liaison. But while one relationship appears over, another seems to be blossoming with Rock and Sid's spiritual union apparently written in the stars.

In an attempt to find out more about Grace's secret life, the girls trick Robbie into getting the mysterious Jeeves to visit, but he is less than impressed to have been summoned unnecessarily. Anxious about getting into trouble with his boss, Jane, Robbie is grateful when Nicole offers to handle the awkward client. But Nicole has revenge as an ulterior motive - Jeeves is her estranged father.

Nicole attempts to bribe Jeeves into revealing the truth about Adam Hartmann and the role he played in Grace's disappearance. But the usually self-assured and confident PA is unprepared for the impact her father's home truths have on her.

Annoyed by the girls' set-up, Robbie hints that he knows some secrets about Grace's love life. But while the others sneer at the suggestion, Nicole has her doubts and sets about searching his desk for evidence.

Elsewhere, Simon bribes his client, record producer Andy Young, to listen to Midge sing and pretend she's got talent. But his plan backfires and it looks as though Simon might lose Midge forever.

In a shocking turn of events, Midge thinks she's uncovered Adam Hartmann's true identity and the PAs' futures hang in the balance when a vengeful figure from their past returns.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th July 2009
BBC Three
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Laura Aikman Lucy Baxter
Annabel Scholey Michelle 'Midge' Lerner
Ruth Negga Doris 'Sid' Siddiqi
Maimie McCoy Nicole Palmerston-Amory
Olivia Grant Grace Darling
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
Jeremy Sheffield Dr Richard Palmer
Al Weaver Crawford Crawford
Ben Lloyd-Hughes Dominic Fitzwallace
Ron Cook Bernie Lerner
Guest cast
Romy Irving Talya
Pauline Knowles Esther Green
Adrian Lukis Jeeves
Ruta Gedmintas Evie Hartmann-Turner
Paul Kaye Andi Young
Anna Kerth Lena
Writing team
Lucy Guy Script Editor
Jacquetta May Writer
Production team
James Henry Director
Gillian McNeill Producer
Anne Mensah Executive Producer
Susie Conklin Executive Producer
Amanda Martin Executive Producer
Patrick Doherty Editor
Jim Hamilton Editor
Mike Gunn Production Designer
Nina Humphreys Composer

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