The Worst Week Of My Life. Image shows from L to R: Howard (Ben Miller), Mel (Sarah Alexander). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
The Worst Week Of My Life

The Worst Week Of My Life

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2004 - 2006
  • 17 episodes (3 series)

A sitcom following Howard Steel, a man who manages to get into all kind of embarrasing scrapes. Stars Ben Miller, Sarah Alexander, Geoffrey Whitehead, Alison Steadman, Janine Duvitski and more.

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The Worst Christmas Of My Life, Episode 2

Howard takes baby Emily to visit Father Christmas when Christmas Eve's preparations begin to prove too much for him.

Further details

Howard's festive spirit is beginning to wear thin. He has accidentally annihilated the dolls' house Dick has been painstakingly restoring for baby Emily and must somehow prevent Dick from finding out.

Things start to unravel when a concerned family friend turns up to mourn a very much alive Dick... and Howard manages to give her prize stud corgi some unintentional surgery while trying out the garden strimmers set aside for Dick's Christmas present.

Howard and Mel escape the increasingly tense atmosphere with a spot of last minute Christmas shopping, but this is short-lived as Howard is involved in an almighty fight with a belligerent Santa!

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st December 2006
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ben Miller Howard
Sarah Alexander Mel
Geoffrey Whitehead Dick
Alison Steadman Angela
Janine Duvitski Eve
Ronald Pickup Fraser
Kim Wall Mitch
Guest cast
Paul Brooke Vicar
Selina Cadell Felicity
Paul Mari Warren
Geoffrey McGivern Santa
Writing team
Mark Bussell Writer
Justin Sbresni Writer
Production team
Mark Bussell Director
Justin Sbresni Director
Mark Bussell Producer
Justin Sbresni Producer
Mario Stylianides Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Steve Tempia Editor
Graeme Story Production Designer
Peter Edwards Director of Photography
Nina Humphreys Composer

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