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 5 - Connectivity

Events reach an emotional and thrilling climax at the Hartmann Payne party as Lucy, Midge, Nicole and Sid learn the shocking truth about Grace.

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Further details

With Crawford still holding the girls at gunpoint, Midge frantically goes in search of their captors' focus of revenge, Rock Van Gelder, but he's nowhere to be found. Unexpectedly, the girls' salvation comes in the shape of Grace.

Making a dramatic return, Grace tries to persuade Jane to call off her engagement to Richard and give their relationship a proper chance. But Jane can't deal with how people will react and grows increasingly frantic after discovering the PAs know all about their secret liaison.

In a last-ditch attempt to prove that she's not gay, Jane makes a move on PA Robbie but, when they kiss, all she sees is Grace. Bob gatecrashes the party to try to win back the affections of his wife, Lucy, but she's unsure that they have a future together following his infidelity. Affairs of the heart then take a back seat after Ian makes Lucy an offer she can't refuse...

Elsewhere, Sid and Rock behave like awkward teenagers around one another following their disastrous kiss, while Avi finally faces up to his feelings for Midge. But the young PA has other things on her mind - she is convinced that her boss, Simon, is really the mysterious Adam Hartmann and has undergone extensive plastic surgery to conceal his true identity.

Simon tries to make Midge see reason - why would he change his identity, marry his twin sister, Evie, and then come to work in the family business? But Midge has made up her mind.

The truth proves to be more shocking than the girls could ever have anticipated as secrets and lies unravel. The consequences prove fatal for one Hartmann Payne employee and life will never be the same for Lucy, Midge, Nicole, Sid and Grace.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 14th 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
Ruta Gedmintas Evie Hartmann-Turner
Gareth Thomas Leo Hartmann
Writing team
Gabbie Asher Writer
Lucy Guy Script Editor
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


Final Episode Preview

Things come to an emotional climax at the Hartmann Payne party.

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