Pulling. Donna (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Silver River.

Pulling

BBC Three sitcom about three single female flatmates. 13 episodes (2 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks, Rebekah Staton, Cavan Clerkin and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 23rd November 2006

On her hen night, as she watches Louise stage dive into a crowded dancefloor and Karen recreate the Bacardi ad on the club bar, Donna realises with absolute drunken clarity that single girls have more fun. In this state of inebriation she declares the wedding off. Karl responds by running into the kitchen wall and begging Donna not to leave him. Donna moves in with Karen, and so life begins.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 23rd November 2006

Donna decides that it's time to completely re-evaluate her life and puts herself back on the job market. A "tired and emotional" Karen manages to do the same thing by bursting into tears in front of her class of infants, and quickly resolves to live the life of a free-spirited alcoholic. Meanwhile, Louise decides that she's fallen in love with Karen's most recent conquest, 'Thingy'.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 30th November 2006

Karl tries to kill himself but changes his mind at the last minute. Donna discovers him hanging by a noose and saves him. At a party, Karen is being stalked by Mark, who she really cannot stand. The girls persuade Donna to let a friend of Louise's called Tanya look after Karl. The party is a disaster, and Donna returns to find Tanya's relationship therapy session with Karl has been less than helpful.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 7th December 2006

With the electricity turned off Donna wonders how this will affect her 30th birthday, and with Karl no longer sounding miserable she begins to feel insecure. Karen gets Louise to organise Donna's present on the internet, but Louise accidentally gets addicted to online porn instead. Karen is owed money by Mark, but when she tries to get it she finds that he has inconveniently died.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 14th December 2006

Richard, Louise's boss at the restaurant, is assumed to be gay, but appearances are not what they seem when he shares a bed with Donna. Louise decides that it's time to take the bull by the horns and have sexual relations with a man and asks out Oleg from the restaurant. Karen gets run over and decides to give up drinking, which turns her into a demented, sweaty, man-repellent.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 21st December 2006

Louise's mum, Eileen, turns up and announces that she's moving in, after having been dumped by her toyboy. Karen is far from happy with this. Donna is trying to make an impression on Sam's friends but does so by insulting them. Louise and Karen go out with Eileen who makes a show of herself by doing lesbian dancing with her daughter to attract men. Sam gives Donna an ultimatum - it's Karl or him.

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