Series 2, Episode 7 : Optimum Conditions
- Tuesday 19th February 2013
- BBC Three
- 30 minutes
- 0.58 million viewers (3.00% audience share)
Mike is throwing a party to celebrate the end of exams, but is keeping it under the radar to ensure only the cool crowd get to hear about it. Beth gets a huge shock when her previously flawless academic record is 'tainted' with a B, and rather than getting into the party spirit, begins to question her whole identity as 'the smart one'.
Beth's not the only one with doubts. The future is still uncertain for Jamie and Laura, who are now officially a couple, but Jamie is concerned that Laura's not really into him as she won't 'go public' with the news and tell her parents or friends.
Alan's also got some persuading to do: he tries to drag Janet back to counselling as he's feeling neglected by her spending so much time at work. Things take a turn for the better when Janet surprises him with a planned weekend away but the purpose of the trip is not quite what Alan expected.
- Wednesday 20th February 2013 at 01.30
- Thursday 21st February 2013 at 00.20 on BBC HD
- Friday 22nd February 2013 at 02.55
- Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 01.45
- Sunday 24th February 2013 at 02.00
- Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at 02.00
- Friday 30th August 2013 at 23.05 on BBC1
- Wednesday 5th February 2014 at 02.30
Cast & crew
|Sean Michael Verey||Jamie Prince|
|Scarlett Alice Johnson||Laura Derbyshire|
|Dylan Edwards||Mike Fenton|
|Yasmin Paige||Beth Mitchell|
|Angus Deayton||Alan Derbyshire|
|Anna Chancellor||Janet Derbyshire|
|Ben Crompton||Keith Prince|
|Bronagh Gallagher||Sandra Prince|
|Ben Fuller (as Ben Gosling Fuller)||Director|
|Catherine Gosling Fuller||Producer|
|Mark Freeland||Exec Producer|
|Lucy Robinson||Exec Producer|
|James Lapsley||Production Design|
Jamie wants everyone to know that he and Laura are an item, so he pops round to say 'hi'.