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Series 3, Episode 5 - Enchanted Picnic

Jamie's new girlfriend, Isabel, is getting clingy and Jamie's feeling the pressure. Meanwhile Laura gets a new flatmate when Janet comes back to fight the divorce, and Mike saves Beth from humiliation when she tries to impress a hunky charity worker.

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Pramface. Isabel (Miranda Hennessy). Copyright: BBC / Little Comet

Jamie is still dating Isabel but he's starting to find their relationship stifling. Meanwhile, Laura is adjusting to finally living on her own with Emily.

However, her domestic idyll is interrupted by the rude arrival of Janet. She's come back to contest the divorce settlement. Janet is hoping to reach a conciliatory settlement but is outgunned by Alan's glamorous and ruthless lawyer, Sally. Janet sees a glimmer of hope in Alan's apparent generosity, until she realises that he's clearly sleeping with Sally.

Meanwhile Beth overreaches herself while competing for the affections of a hunky charity worker, and it's down to Mike to rescue her from humiliation.


This episode was originally billed as A Mixture Of Tears And Winking.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th March 2014
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 26th March 2014 12:30am BBC3
Thursday 27th March 2014 3:30am BBC3
Saturday 29th March 2014 1:15am BBC3
Sunday 30th March 2014 4:00am BBC3
Sunday 13th July 2014 3:00am BBC3

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
Miranda Hennessy Isabel
Guest cast
Tom Brittney Ben (Fundraising Organiser)
Matthew Cottle Hugh (Janet's Solicitor)
Amanda Donohoe Sally (Alan's Solicitor)
Bhavna Limbachia Nicola (Isabel's Friend)
Nikki BreAnne Wells Lily (Beautiful Fundraiser)
Writing team
Chris Reddy Writer
Jessica Silcock Writer
Naomi Smith 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


I love women!

Beth gets distracted from fighting her charity's cause.

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Featuring: Dylan Edwards (Mike Fenton), Yasmin Paige (Beth Mitchell) & Tom Brittney (Ben).

We need to talk about money

Laura lays down Jamie's financial obligations to Emily in no uncertain terms.

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Featuring: Sean Michael Verey (Jamie Prince) & Scarlett Alice Johnson (Laura Derbyshire).

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