The Reluctant Landlord. Romesh (Romesh Ranganathan). Copyright: What Larks Productions
The Reluctant Landlord

The Reluctant Landlord

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Romesh Ranganathan stars in a semi-autobiographical sitcom about a man running his late father's pub. Also features Sian Gibson, Yasmine Akram, Nick Helm, Marek Larwood, Steve Edge and more.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Mama's Boy

The Reluctant Landlord. Image shows from L to R: Romesh (Romesh Ranganathan), Debbie (Alison Steadman). Copyright: What Larks Productions
Romesh gets caught in another jam when he's forced to put Lemon's mum Debbie up in his spare room.

Further details

Romesh reluctantly helps out when Lemon asks if his judgemental mother, Debbie, can stay in Rom's spare room. In exchange for Rom's help, Lemon offers up Debbie's babysitting skills and a brand new TV for the pub so Rom's punters can watch the greatly anticipated 'big fight'.

Lemon, however, conveniently forgets to mention that his mum's babysitting approach is a bit unconventional, leaving Romesh no choice but to confront her. As this unfolds at home, Natasha is left waiting impatiently for Romesh to join her on their date night.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th November 2018
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th November 2018 2:00am Sky2
Wednesday 14th November 2018 10:00pm Sky2
Thursday 15th November 2018 11:00pm Sky1
Monday 19th November 2018 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 23rd August 2019 12:00am Sky1
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 11:00pm Sky2
Wednesday 11th May 2022 9:00pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 20th July 2022 9:00pm Sky Comedy
Saturday 29th April 2023 11:15pm Sky Comedy
Wednesday 3rd May 2023 12:40am Sky Comedy
Thursday 4th May 2023 3:00am Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Romesh Ranganathan Romesh
Sian Gibson Natasha
Yasmine Akram Julie
Nick Helm Lemon
Marek Larwood Lee
Steve Edge David Foster
Shaheen Khan Jayanthi
Alex Molony (as Alexander Molony) Charlie
Ceyda Ali Theresa
Guest cast
Phil Davis Dirty Harry
Alison Steadman Debbie
Jamie Glassman Restaurant Manager
Writing team
Romesh Ranganathan Writer
Will Smith Script Editor
Production team
David Sant Director
Jane Bell Producer
Claire Whalley Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Tilusha Ghelani Executive Producer
Lauriel Martin Line Producer
Romesh Ranganathan Associate Producer
Ramit Anchal Post Production Producer
Lydia Thatcher Post Production Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Jo Buckingham Casting Director
Yves Barre Costume Designer
Trevelyan Oliver Director of Photography
Vicky Fields Make-up Designer
Matthew Gallagher (as Matt Gallagher) 1st Assistant Director

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