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Series 3, Episode 2 - Tinker, Tiger, Lobster

Laura is finding it hard to live with her dad, especially when he starts dating a girl her age. Jamie gets a job as a painter/decorator but is horrified when he realises it's not his DIY skills the boss is interested in. Meanwhile Keith and Sandra discover it's hard to get rid of frozen lobsters.

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Pramface. Image shows from L to R: Alan Derbyshire (Angus Deayton), Penny (Alice Orr-Ewing). Copyright: BBC / Little Comet

Laura is finding living with Alan intolerable. The bachelor pad is completely unsuitable for a baby, and Alan has started dating Penny, a girl Laura's age.

Meanwhile Jamie, finding it hard to get a job, takes casual work as a painter /decorator but is horrified to discover he's being pimped out by his boss, as eye candy for middle aged women.

Meanwhile, Keith, after successfully flogging off some old furniture, buys a chest freezer of frozen lobsters to sell. However his new entrepreneurial venture turns out to be tougher than he thought.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th March 2014
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 5th March 2014 1:05am BBC3
Thursday 6th March 2014 1:35am BBC3
Thursday 6th March 2014 3:30am BBC3
Friday 7th March 2014 2:30am BBC3
Saturday 8th March 2014 12:40am BBC3
Sunday 9th March 2014 2:20am BBC3
Monday 10th March 2014 1:10am BBC3
Sunday 30th March 2014 2:30am BBC3
Saturday 12th July 2014 3:00am BBC3

Cast & crew

Sean Michael Verey Jamie Prince
Scarlett Alice Johnson Laura Derbyshire
Emer Kenny Danielle Reeves
Angus Deayton Alan Derbyshire
Ben Crompton Keith Prince
Bronagh Gallagher Sandra Prince
Miranda Hennessy Isabel
Guest cast
Alice Orr-Ewing Penny (Alan's Girlfriend)
Christopher Fulford Dave (Jamie's Boss)
Writing team
Dan Gaster Writer
Colin Swash Writer
Production team
Natalie Bailey Director
Catherine Gosling Fuller Producer
Mark Freeland Executive Producer
Lucy Robinson Executive Producer
Dan Robinson Editor
James Lapsley Production Designer
Daniel Pemberton Composer


Working up a sweat

Jamie's new employer is concerned that he might be getting too hot.

Featuring: Sean Michael Verey (Jamie Prince) & Christopher Fulford (Dave).

Bargain bins

Keith is adapting to his new frugal lifestyle comfortably.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Ben Crompton (Keith Prince) & Bronagh Gallagher (Sandra Prince).

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