Series 1, Episode 3
Despite the catastrophic results of the flat flooding, Martin's hoping that he can salvage the hard drive on his laptop. However, as he arrives at the computer repair shop, he doesn't receive the warmest of welcomes. The staff have called the police having found 'indecent' images on his computer. The picture in question, a naked photo of a baby, is a picture sent by Martin's mum of him as a child.
After a close brush with the law, Martin takes newly discovered son Steven on a trip to the zoo in an attempt to make up for lost time. Being a bright and savvy young man, Steven's not overly enthralled at the prospect and suggests that next time they try something a little more 'grown-up.' Following an emergency call from his mother Dionne, Steven has to leave and leaves Martin to his own devices. In a chance meeting Martin decides to take a blind lady on a guided tour of the zoo under the guise of wildlife legend David Attenborough.
Unable to return to his flooded flat, friend and local newsagent Neil has suggested that Martin move in with him. Martin is reluctant but is left with little choice, particularly when Neil explains that he's been lonely since his wife and son moved out. Neil says it will be just like 'living with loads of friends with all Martin's voices.'
Meanwhile Neil has also organised a double date for him and Martin through his internet dating site. After awkward beginnings and plenty of booze, the foursome all head back to Neil's house, where Neil's date is less than impressed to find a giant photo of Neil and his ex-wife pride of place above the bed.
Finally Martin introduces Steven to the rest of his family. A warm, but somewhat clumsy meeting peaks when Martin's grandmother mistakes Martin's son for his new boyfriend.
- Wednesday 27th March 2013
- Channel 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Terry Mynott||Martin Hurdle|
|Dustin Demri-Burns||PC Universe Technician|
|Elizabeth Counsell||Blind Woman|
|Jo-Anne Knowles (as Jo Ann Knowles)||Brunette Date|
|Doreen Mantle||Martin's Nan|
|Samantha Power||Blonde Date|
|Ruth Sheen||Martin's Mum|
|Peter Wight||Martin's Dad|
|Zahra Ahmadi (as Zara Ahmadi)||Police Woman|
|Joel Gillman||PC Universe Worker|
|Mark Underwood||Zoo Warden|
|Hayden Matthews||Production Designer|