List of Life's Too Short episodes

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The following is a list of episodes from the BBC television series, Life's Too Short.

In total, there are eight episodes of Life's Too Short (seven in one series and one Easter special).

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 7 10 November 2011 (2011-11-10) 20 December 2011 (2011-12-20) 15 January 2013[1] 22 October 2012[2]
S 1 30 March 2013 (2013-03-30)

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

No. Episode Celebrity guest star(s) UK viewers[3] Original air date
1 "Episode One" Liam Neeson and Shaun Williamson 3.21 million 10 November 2011 (2011-11-10)
Warwick seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it. The film crew charts Warwick's every move as he tries to maintain his pride and self-respect in some very unusual situations.
2 "Episode Two" Johnny Depp and Shaun Williamson 2.07 million 17 November 2011 (2011-11-17)
Despite an awkward appearance at a sci-fi convention, an unsuccessful money-making brainstorming session with his assistant Cheryl, and a humiliating guest appearance at a Star Wars-themed wedding....Warwick's fortune seems to be on the rise when Johnny Depp hires him to research a new movie role until Johnny gets revenge on Ricky for humiliating him at the Golden Globes and storms out of the office.
3 "Episode Three" Helena Bonham Carter 1.25 million
24 November 2011 (2011-11-24)
After complaints that he takes all the best roles for himself, Warwick launches a website and creates showreels for his clients. But he still takes on a role opposite Helena Bonham Carter.
4 "Episode Four" Steve Carell, Right Said Fred and Les Dennis 1.04 million
1 December 2011 (2011-12-01)
During messy divorce negotiations, Warwick asks Ricky and Stephen for personal advice. Meanwhile, he moves into a new apartment and seeks election as chairman of the Society of People of Small Stature.
5 "Episode Five" Keith Chegwin, Shaun Williamson and Les Dennis 1.00 million
8 December 2011 (2011-12-08)
With mounting anxieties about the state of his work and home life, Warwick decides to explore different religions, and also returns to the dating agency where he met his wife Sue.
6 "Episode Six" Cat Deeley, Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis, Shaun Williamson and Ewen Macintosh 1.26 million
15 December 2011 (2011-12-15)
Warwick meets up with estranged wife Sue and her solicitor - and new partner - Ian to finalise their divorce settlement. But his decision to bring his accountant along for advice and support doesn't work out as planned.
7 "Episode Seven" Sting and Sophie Ellis-Bextor 1.13 million
20 December 2011 (2011-12-20)
Warwick attends a charity event in the hope of hanging out with celebrities. However, in trying to impress Sting he ends up spending more than he can afford. Consequently he has to look for a new home and hopes Amy will see him again.

Special (2013)[edit]

No. Episode Celebrity guest star(s) UK viewers[3] Original air date
8 "Special" Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis, Shaun Williamson and Val Kilmer 1.35 30 March 2013 (2013-03-30)
Things are looking up for Warwick when he is approached by Hollywood star Val Kilmer to film a sequel to 1988 fantasy film Willow. However, he needs to help finance the movie himself, and he's got other things on his plate - such as balancing the interests of his clients at Dwarves for Hire, and managing a touring cabaret show starring Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis and Shaun Williamson.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Life's Too Short - Series 1 [DVD]". Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Retrieved 2012-11-15.  (No permanent link available. Search for relevant dates.)
  4. ^ Lee, Ben (25 November 2011). "'The Mentalist' clues in 1.5m on Channel 5". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ben (2 December 2011). "'MasterChef: The Professionals' serves 2.7m on BBC Two". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Lee, Ben (9 December 2011). "Anna Friel's 'Without You' gets 6.3m on ITV1". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Lee, Ben (16 December 2011). "'This Is England '88' closes with 1m on Channel 4". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Miller, Paul (21 December 2011). "'The Only Way Is Essexmas' edges out 'Life's Too Short' in ratings". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 

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