List of Peep Show episodes

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The Peep Show Series One to Seven DVD Boxed set. This contains the first 42 episodes from the seven series broadcast.

Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. It is broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain,[1] the series explores the lives of Mark Corrigan (Mitchell) and Jeremy "Jez" Usbourne (Webb). It is filmed almost entirely from the physical points-of-view of the characters, and viewers can hear the interior monologues of Mark and Jez.[1]

At the beginning of the series, Mark has a crush on his colleague Sophie (Olivia Colman), and Jez hopes to break through into the music business. As the series progresses, it becomes clear that Jez is unlikely to be successful. Jez falls in love with Nancy (Rachel Blanchard), an American Christian, and they get married, but mainly to get Nancy a visa. Mark begins to question his love for Sophie. They also marry, though Mark does not want to, and Sophie leaves Mark right after the wedding ceremony.[2]

The first series began on 19 September 2003,[3] and as of 2012, eight series have been broadcast, with the eighth series having started on 25 November 2012.[4] The first series was directed by Jeremy Wooding, the second and third by Tristram Shapeero and the fourth through eighth by Becky Martin.[5] Channel 4 was planning to cancel the show after the third series because of poor viewing figures. However, high sales of DVDs encouraged Channel 4 to allow the series to continue, with the fifth series commissioned before the fourth was broadcast.[6] A sixth series was commissioned during the fifth series,[7] and the seventh series before the sixth was broadcast.[8]

Peep Show has won the Rose d'Or for "Best European Sitcom" in 2004, "Best TV Comedy" at the British Comedy Awards in 2006 and 2007,[1] "Best Television Comedy Actor" for Mitchell in the 2007 British Comedy Awards,[9] "Best Returning British Sitcom of 2007" by the British Sitcom Guide (now the British Comedy Guide),[10] the "Comedy performance" award for both Mitchell and Webb in the 2007 Royal Television Society awards,[11] "Comedy of the Year 2008" by the British Comedy Guide,[12] writers Bain and Armstrong won the "Writer - Comedy" award in the 2009 Royal Television Society awards,[13] and Mitchell winning the BAFTA Television Award 2009 for "Best comedy performance".[14]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD Release
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 6 19 September 2003 24 October 2003 13 September 2005 15 September 2004 19 September 2007
2 6 12 November 2004 17 December 2004 17 January 2012[15] 14 November 2005 N/A
3 6 11 November 2005 16 December 2005 N/A 6 November 2006 N/A
4 6 13 April 2007 18 May 2007 N/A 5 November 2007 N/A
5 6 2 May 2008 6 June 2008 N/A 15 June 2008 N/A
6 6 18 September 2009 23 October 2009 N/A 2 November 2009 N/A
7 6 26 November 2010 29 December 2010 N/A 27 December 2010 N/A
8 6 25 November 2012 24 December 2012 N/A 26 December 2012 N/A

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2003)[edit]

# Title Director Original airdate
1 "Warring Factions"[17] Jeremy Wooding 19 September 2003 (2003-09-19)
We are introduced to flatmates Mark, a history-loving office worker with a crush on colleague Sophie, and Jez, an unemployed, would-be musician, and follow them to a party at which Mark attempts to seduce next-door neighbour Toni and Jez tries to avoid sleeping with her sister, who he erroneously believes has leukaemia. First appearances of Mark, Jeremy, Sophie, Super Hans and Toni.[3][16]
2 "The Interview"[17] Jeremy Wooding 26 September 2003 (2003-09-26)
Mark tries to get Jez a job at his workplace, JLB Credit, but Jez is determined not to become employed. Meanwhile, Mark continues his attempts to woo Sophie. First appearance of Jeff.[18][19]
3 "On the Pull"[17] Jeremy Wooding 3 October 2003 (2003-10-03)
Mark accompanies Jez to a 'wicked' party, where he strikes up a rapport with a teenage goth, Valerie. When they decide to move on to a bowling alley, Jez insists on coming and gets Toni to join them. At the alley, they encounter Sophie and Mark's rival, Jeff, who are out on a date.[20][21]
4 "Mark Makes a Friend"[17] Jeremy Wooding 10 October 2003 (2003-10-10)
Mark questions his sexuality when he becomes infatuated with charismatic loan manager Alan Johnson, who asks him to move in with him on a business venture. Jez tries to remember "the bad thing" that he did while on a drug binge with Super Hans. First appearance of Alan Johnson.[22][23]
5 "Dream Job"[17] Jeremy Wooding 17 October 2003 (2003-10-17)
Mark requires therapy after he is passed over for a promotion which is instead given to Sophie. Meanwhile, Jez's plan to impress Toni with his new job at a music studio where Super Hans works backfires when she becomes attracted to Super Hans. Inspired by the plot of the film Strangers on a Train, Jez and Mark plot to take revenge on Sophie and Super Hans.[24][25]
6 "Funeral"[17] Jeremy Wooding 24 October 2003 (2003-10-24)
Jez's Uncle Ray becomes terminally ill and dies. Mark invites Sophie to his funeral and she agrees to go away with him for a weekend in the countryside, but Mark's enthusiasm is dampened when Jez learns Ray's illness is hereditary.[26][27]

Series 2 (2004)[edit]

# Title Director Original airdate
7 "Dance Class"[17] Tristram Shapeero 12 November 2004 (2004-11-12)
Mark agrees to go to Sophie's dance class ("Rainbow Rhythms"), where Jez meets Nancy, a beautiful American hippie. The two begin a taboo-breaking sexual relationship, and, to Jez and Mark's chagrin, join Mark and Sophie for a debauched weekend at fellow class member Gwyn's countryside house. First appearance of Nancy.[28][29]
8 "Jeremy Makes It"[17] Tristram Shapeero 19 November 2004 (2004-11-19)
Jez bumps into an old schoolmate, Gog, who is looking for musicians for an advert he is working on. Mark becomes friends with a new work colleague, Daryl, but realises he is a racist and ends the friendship. After failing to produce an acceptable soundtrack for Gog, Jez and Super Hans attempt to extort the rest of their commission.[30][31]
9 "Local Zero"[17] Tristram Shapeero 26 November 2004 (2004-11-26)
Mark's chances of attending a business trip with Sophie are jeopardised when he is filmed drinking beer in a park in a news report about nuisance drinkers while spying on Sophie and Jeff. Meanwhile, Jez's relationship with Nancy becomes celibate and he grows paranoid that Nancy is sleeping with a homeless man called Nim.[32][33]
10 "University Challenge"[17] Tristram Shapeero 3 December 2004 (2004-12-03)
Mark accompanies Jez, filling in with Super Hans in a band, to Dartmouth University, hoping to meet a shoe shop clerk called April (played by Catherine Shepherd), who has the winning combination of "beauty and low self-esteem". Jez misses out on the frontman spot when he gets caught shoplifting a chocolate bar, but Mark, pretending to be a mature student, is a success in April's Ancient History class and takes her to a get-together at home of the professor (played by Peter Capaldi).[34][35]
11 "The Man Show"[17] Tristram Shapeero 10 December 2004 (2004-12-10)
Put off by the prospect of not being allowed to see Sophie, Mark attempts to make friends with Jeff, but is supplanted by Jez, who becomes good friends with Mark's colleague until he makes the mistake of telling Mark that Jeff cheated on Sophie.[36][37]
12 "Wedding"[17] Tristram Shapeero 17 December 2004 (2004-12-17)
Nancy asks Jez to marry her for visa reasons, to which he enthusiastically agrees. However, Toni succeeds in persuading Jez to have an affair. Meanwhile, Sophie tries to set Mark up with a friend of hers, but Mark still pines after Sophie, especially when she breaks up with Jeff "for good". Last appearances of Toni, and temporary departure of Nancy, who returns in series 4.[38][39]

Series 3 (2005)[edit]

# Title Director Original airdate
13 "Mugging" Tristram Shapeero 11 November 2005 (2005-11-11)
Jez is persuaded to remain in a relationship with his new girlfriend Michelle when she promises him a threesome, but soon regrets this when Big Suze returns with a new boyfriend; Mark experiences a reduction in self-confidence after he is mugged. First appearance of Big Suze.[40][41]
14 "Sectioning" Tristram Shapeero 18 November 2005 (2005-11-18)
Mark and Jez's old friend from university, Merry, (played by Meredith MacNeill), promises Jez and Super Hans the disused pub she owns and is sectioned shortly afterwards during a manic episode. Meanwhile, Mark's relationship with Sophie is put under strain when she moves to Bristol.[42][43]
15 "Shrooming" Tristram Shapeero 25 November 2005 (2005-11-25)
Mark is due to attend a business trip in Frankfurt, so Jez invites Big Suze to a magic mushroom party at the flat. Sick with gastric flu, Mark decides to come home, but is drugged and locked in his room by Jez, who has hopes of seducing Big Suze. A comedy of errors ensues, with Jez trying to keep Big Suze from noticing Mark and Mark desperate to break out to go to the toilet.[44][45]
16 "Sistering" Tristram Shapeero 2 December 2005 (2005-12-02)
Jez sleeps with Mark's sister Sarah, who has come to visit after leaving her husband. Mark develops feelings for Big Suze, but tries to hide these from Jez, while Jez juggles pretending to be in love with Sarah with simultaneously attempting to worm his way back into Big Suze's affections.[46][47]
17 "Jurying" Tristram Shapeero 9 December 2005 (2005-12-09)
Jez is called up for jury service and ends up romancing the defendant, Carla. Johnson tells Mark he is not impressed with Sophie's recent attendance record or conduct and wishes him to discipline her, but Mark's loyalties are put to the test when Sophie comes to visit, leading to a night of drug use in a gay club.[48][49]
18 "Quantocking" Tristram Shapeero 16 December 2005 (2005-12-16)
Since their relationship is going badly, Mark decides to propose to Sophie, using his Sunday Times mega deal vouchers for a weekend break in the Quantocks. Jez invites Super Hans, who is going cold turkey, along, but regrets this decision when Big Suze asks to come down.[50][51]

Series 4 (2007)[edit]

# Title Director Original airdate
19 "Sophie's Parents" Becky Martin 13 April 2007 (2007-04-13)
Mark's doubts over his proposal of marriage to Sophie continue whilst he and Jez visit Sophie's parents for her birthday. Jez realises he was only brought along as company for Sophie's annoying brother Jamie. Later, Sophie's mother is unfaithful with Jez, and Mark accidentally lets Sophie's father, Ian, hear of his lack of love for Sophie. Ian makes Mark promise to cancel the wedding, and then takes his revenge on another man with whom he believes his wife has been unfaithful, by burning down a barn. Mark changes his mind about Sophie when she is given her late grandmother's house as a birthday present. Ian tries to make Mark tell the truth, but no-one believes him. Mark and Jez then claim that it was Ian alone who burned the barn down. Ian leaves in disgrace while Jamie tries to go back to London with Jez.[52][53]
20 "Conference" Becky Martin 20 April 2007 (2007-04-20)
Mark is placed in charge of a departmental merger, while Jez tries to make some quick money by pimping out Big Suze to Johnson. This results in Big Suze leaving Jez for Johnson permanently. After insulting his entire team of helpers for failing to come up with a plan, Mark realises that he has nothing to present to the JLB board in Kettering. Mark decides to take Jez's advice and run away, but then bumps into Sophie. Upon Sophie's advice, he returns to face the truth, but it becomes a disaster as he recommends JLB Credit move into humanitarian work and claims that he is dying. Johnson reassures the members of the board by saying that Mark will be dead in a month.[54][55] First appearance of Gerrard
21 "Gym" Becky Martin 27 April 2007 (2007-04-27)
In order to avoid spending time with Sophie, Mark joins a gym. Whilst there, he discovers that Jez's estranged wife Nancy is working at the same gym. Mark tells Jez about Nancy, and Jez then becomes desperate to get back together with her. He decides to take a job as a cleaner at the gym and sets about stopping her from dating Mark's personal trainer Matt. Sophie worries about not seeing enough of Mark and decides to join the gym as well. However, as Mark has told Matt about not loving Sophie, he and Jez decide to try to get him fired so they can both be happy. They succeed after telling the manager that Matt did a poo in the pool and touched Mark inappropriately, but then see him again during a judo class. Mark and Jez try and protect themselves by using Sophie and Nancy as human shields. Return of Nancy.[56][57]
22 "Handyman" Becky Martin 4 May 2007 (2007-05-04)
Jez meets his hero, techno musician Russell "The Orgazoid". He ends up working as his handyman, which leads Mark to become suspicious, as it seems that Jez's job consists of making smoothies for him. Meanwhile, Mark goes to a school reunion where he meets Sally, one the few girls at school who actually ever liked him. However, she has married Foz, one of Mark's childhood tormentors. Mark decides to try to seduce Sally while Sophie is away on a business trip. Mark discovers that Jez is literally a "handyman", having to give the Orgazoid handjobs. He quits the job, with Super Hans taking the position. Mark tries to pretend that the Orgazoid's house is his own to make Sally like him, but Foz discovers their relationship and stops Mark from seeing Sally again.[58][59]
23 "Holiday" Becky Martin 11 May 2007 (2007-05-11)
Jez takes Mark on a stag weekend on a rented canal boat. They meet two sisters, Aurora and Lucy (played by Cara Horgan and Katy Brand), and their father. Jez wants to have sex with Aurora while Lucy becomes sexually attracted to Mark. The father offers Mark a job in India, which Mark considers as a way out of his impending marriage to Sophie. Jez accidentally kills Aurora's dog, "Mummy". When Mark discovers Mummy in his bin, they try to burn the evidence but it does not burn properly and Jez puts the remains in a plastic bag. Jez brings it to Aurora's boat. Pretending it is turkey, he starts to eat Mummy. Aurora discovers Mummy's collar amongst the remains, so Jez and Mark flee the boat.[60][61]
24 "Wedding" Becky Martin 18 May 2007 (2007-05-18)
It is Mark's wedding day, but he is torn about whether he should go through with it or not. Jez tries to discourage him, but Mark decides to continue. Super Hans vomits in Mark's hat and shoes, having taken too many drugs the night before. On the way to the church, Nancy phones Jez to tell him she is coming to the wedding as well. At the church, Mark hides upstairs while he tries to make up his mind about marrying Sophie. Jez wants to go to the toilet but Mark refuses to let him do so. He then wets himself, but his urine goes through the floorboards and leaks through to the ceiling below, giving them away. Finally, Sophie and Mark marry, but on the way to the reception, Sophie breaks down and runs away. Jez discovers that Super Hans and Nancy have come, but are instead embracing each other outside the church. Last appearance of Nancy.[62][63]

Series 5 (2008)[edit]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
25 "Burgling" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 2 May 2008 (2008-05-02)
Jez presuades Mark to join him on a double date with Toni's sister, Paula. However, the dates go badly. Paula tells Jez that she has chlamydia and that he may have infected other women he has had sex with. Mark's date turns out to have a love of history, which leads him to believe that she is "the one". When Mark and Jez return home from a boring play (Lust's Dominion), they find that their flat has been burgled. Next week, Mark and Jez both go out on dates again, but Mark is stood up. Jez dines with Big Suze, but when she tells him that she is no longer with Johnson, Jez decides not to mention the chlamydia. Mark bumps into his date on the way back and invites her to the flat. Upon arrival, he discovers the burglar, stops him and locks him outside on the flat's balcony. However, the burglar rings for help. When his friends arrive, Jez lets him out, only for the burglar and his friends to threaten him with burgling the flat again. (One of the burglar's friends, who swears at Mark and calls him "clean shirt" as he walks out with the TV, is the same character - played by the same actor - who used to confront Mark in series one with the same insult.) Mark makes them leave and gets his revenge by telling Big Suze about Jez's chlamydia. Suze leaves and Jez tries to follow, but Mark restrains him. However Mark's date leaves, expressing her dislike for him.[64][65]
26 "Spin War" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 9 May 2008 (2008-05-09)
Sophie's cousin Barney tells Jez that she is going back to work three weeks early and gives Jez some music CDs he has worked on. Mark tries to deflect the bad image that has arisen around him since the relationship failed, but the only ones who take Mark's side are Johnson (who suspends Sophie when she goes too far) and a new female IT worker called Dobby. They form an almost sexual relationship, but Mark tries to resist. After listening to the CDs, Jez and Super Hans decide to form a band with Barney so that they can get him to play the music while they make all the money. Jez's band get a gig but it ends badly when Barney locks himself in the toilet after administering oral sex to Super Hans while in a k-hole. Mark and Dobby go to the ladies' toilets in order to have sex, but discover Sophie is also in there, being sick. When it is revealed that Mark and Sophie are married, Dobby leaves him and Mark helps Sophie out to her father's car. First appearance of Dobby.[66][67]
27 "Jeremy's Broke" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 16 May 2008 (2008-05-16)
Jez finally uses up the last of the money his mother gave him, resulting in his being forced to find money from somewhere else. Jez tries to be a sperm donor amongst other things but he cannot earn enough cash. Mark meanwhile goes speed dating and meets a histrionic Australian woman called Saz. They form a relationship, although it is clear that they are not really suited. To make things worse, Sophie arrives to deal with their break-up, and believes that Mark has used Saz to get his own back. When Mark decides to keep his relationship with Saz going, at least up until his birthday party, Jez leaves the flat. Jez goes to Big Suze for shelter and steals Johnson's credit card. When Jez arrives at the party, he discovers Johnson has found out about the credit card and Mark agrees to pay him back. Things get even worse for Mark when Saz leaves him for Jeff, and Sophie and Dobby have formed their own relationships.[68][69]
28 "Jeremy's Mummy" Becky Martin Simon Blackwell 23 May 2008 (2008-05-23)
Jez's aunt dies, leaving him a possible inheritance of £20,000 and he finds a gun among her belongings. Jez's mother comes with her new boyfriend Martin. It becomes clear that Jez hates Martin, although Mark respects his military past and hopes to write his memoirs. Mark tries to impress Martin's daughter but she ends up having sex with Mark while he is asleep and continues even though he wakes and asks her to stop. Jez tells Martin about the rape and, as a result, Jez ends up with no money and Mark loses the chance to write the memoir.[70][71]
29 "Jeremy's Manager" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 30 May 2008 (2008-05-30)
Jez and Super Hans get a manager, Cally (played by Niky Wardley), to organise a gig for their new band. Jez and Cally go on a date and end up back at the flat where they have sex, but stop halfway. The next morning, Mark meets Cally and begins to think that she is "the one". The band learns that they are being forced to play at a Christian rock festival. Originally against playing at a religious festival, they decide to go to as they will be paid a lot of money. Mark tags along as a roadie, as a way of being around Cally. Later, Mark accidentally suggests to Cally that Jez should leave the band. He is also forced to share her beliefs in the myths surrounding crystal skulls. This helps him in having sex with Cally, who then tells Mark about Jez's poor sexual performance and teaches Mark how to improve his own skills. The next day, Mark is forced to tell Jez he is out of the band. In response, Jez wrecks Cally's trailer, and Mark smashes one of the crystal skulls. After Mark leaves, Cally tells Jez he will need to play the gig because Super Hans has pulled out, having left in a drugged haze to play their original gig. When Cally enters her trailer, Jez lies and says that Mark wrecked the trailer. This causes Cally to leave Mark: Jez ends up performing his music to an audience of just one man.[72][73]
30 "Mark's Women" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 6 June 2008 (2008-06-06)
Things are going well for Mark after he gets promoted. When he returns to the flat, Sophie is there, high on marijuana, giving him the annulment documents. Jez is feeling depressed, as he and Super Hans make a living busking. Outside "The New Wellness Centre" operated by a mysterious new religious movement, they decide to make fun of the people inside, but instead end up joining the cult. Mark finds out that Dobby likes online gaming and live role playing, as does he, so he takes part as well. While Mark begins to think that she is "the one", and Jez begins to get deeper into the cult, Mark ends up getting drunk and having a one-night stand with Sophie. He then discovers that the condom he used has ripped. Later, when Mark is meant to be firing Sophie, she tells him that she is pregnant. This results in him leaving Dobby. Jez is about to leave for a compound as part of his faith, but then learns that he could be the father of Sophie's child. This causes him to leave the cult and leaves Mark relieved that he may not be the father.[74][75]

Series 6 (2009)[edit]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
31 "Jeremy at JLB" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 18 September 2009 (2009-09-18)
Mark uses the promotion he was given at the end of series 5 to buy a new sofa and get Jeremy a job at JLB Credit's call centre. Jeremy does well in his new job but a fire alarm causes them to flee the building. It turns out that the alarm was a hoax by Johnson to evacuate the building and tell them that everyone at JLB Credit's London branch is being made redundant. Mark decides to start a campaign group to get everyone's job back, so that he can have some money to pay for the sofa and keep seeing Dobby. It goes well, but then Mark is offered a cheque for £15,000 to end the campaign. He takes the money, but then is encouraged to break into the office building with Jeremy, Jeff, Dobby and Gerard. They cause havoc, but are caught in the act and Mark's money is taken away. First appearance of Elena.[76][77]
32 "The Test" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain[79] 25 September 2009 (2009-09-25)
Mark makes a final play for Dobby, the current object of his desires. Meanwhile, Jeremy meets a new love, Russian émigré Elena (played by Vera Filatova). Both guys are determined to impress, but one of them is an expectant father. Dobby is invited round to the flat, and Jeremy invites Elena out on a date.[78]
33 "Jeremy in Love" Becky Martin Simon Blackwell[80] 2 October 2009 (2009-10-02)
Jeremy realises he is in love with Elena and resolves to be less selfish in the hope of winning her over - but Mark has reservations, and thinks he should be cautious about actually telling her how he feels. Dobby encourages Mark to become a history walk tour guide.
34 "The Affair" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain[82] 9 October 2009 (2009-10-09)
Mark discovers that Jeremy's girlfriend Elena is bisexual and that she is already in a relationship with a woman named Gail. Mark's former boss, Alan Johnson, offers him the chance to go into business with him. However, Mark's excitement is dampened when Alan begins to show signs of becoming mentally insane due to his fall from power at JLB. First appearance of Gail.[81]
35 "The Party" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 16 October 2009 (2009-10-16)
As a last desperate hurrah before the baby arrives, Mark and Jeremy decide to throw a party. Mark sees it as his final opportunity to reignite his relationship with Dobby, while Jeremy imagines it's a chance to make Elena insanely jealous. But as the evening proceeds, it all becomes a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.[83]
36 "Das Boot" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 23 October 2009 (2009-10-23)
Elena and Gail's wedding is imminent, but Jeremy is busy plotting how to get rid of Gail and win Elena back. Meanwhile, Mark, although conflicted about becoming a father, is worried that Jeff is becoming a potential rival dad. Much to Sophie's delight, Mark decides to learn to drive so that he can take her to the hospital when the baby arrives, but learning to drive does not prove that easy. Last appearance of Elena

Series 7 (2010)[edit]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
37 "St Hospitals" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 26 November 2010 (2010-11-26)
Mark and Jeremy are at the hospital awaiting the birth of Mark's baby. Sophie is determined to have a natural birth and does not want Mark to transfer any of his anxiety to the baby. Meanwhile, Jeremy is convinced he will never get over losing Elena, until he meets Zahra, whose boyfriend is in a coma. First appearance of Zahra and Ben
38 "Man Jam" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 3 December 2010 (2010-12-03)
Dobby, the object of Mark's desires, is going out with Simon, a graphic designer. Mark and Gerrard form the 'Dobby Club', devoted to winning her over. But who will ultimately triumph, Mark or Gerrard? Meanwhile, Zahra's boyfriend, Ben, who's now back from hospital, offers Jeremy the ideal job as head of development for his music website. But things quickly go wrong when Jeremy signs up Super Hans's band, 'Man Feelings'.
39 "A Beautiful Mind" Becky Martin Simon Blackwell 10 December 2010 (2010-12-10)
Jeremy attempts to impress Zahra by holding a book group at the flat, although, apart from Mr Nice, he has never actually read a book. Jez is also on hand to advise Mark, who, worried that he is unable to satisfy Dobby's sexual needs, has decided to pay for some help.
40 "Nether Zone" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 17 December 2010 (2010-12-17)
It is christening day for his baby, and Mark arranges to pick up Jeremy, the baby's godfather, from Zahra's flat on his way to the church. Unfortunately, the lads get locked in the hallway. Last appearance of Ian Chapman and Ben.
41 "Seasonal Beatings" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 24 December 2010 (2010-12-24)
It is Christmas Day and Mark has invited his parents over for lunch. He has planned everything in detail, but Jeremy has become over-excited, and Dobby and Super Hans are unexpected guests.
42 "New Year's Eve" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 29 December 2010 (2010-12-29)
It is New Year's Eve, and Mark is depressed about Dobby, but Jeremy is determined that the El Dude Brothers are going to enjoy the night of their lives. In the conclusion of the episode, Dobby appears to be moving in with Mark, while Jeremy appears to be homeless after ruining his chance with Zahra and upsetting Super Hans. Last appearance of Zahra, Sophie and Big Suze.

Series 8 (2012)[edit]

Series 8 was recorded in the summer of 2012, and started airing on 25 November 2012.[84] In an interview with David Mitchell on 11 October, he stated that series 8 will focus on the conflict between living with Dobby, and living with Jeremy.[85][86][87][88]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
43 "Jeremy Therapised" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 25 November 2012 (2012-11-25)
Mark has asked Dobby to move in with him, and Jeremy is faced with the prospect of moving out to make way. But Jeremy has been dragging his heels and Mark is increasingly worried that Dobby will move in with his rival, Gerrard, who in illness has become dependent on her company. Last appearance of Gerrard
44 "Business Secrets of the Pharaohs" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 2 December 2012 (2012-12-02)
Mark gets a lucky break when his book, 'Business Secrets of the Pharaohs', is accepted by a 'publisher', who turns out to be a fraudulent vanity publisher. Jeremy, in an attempt to kick-start his career, enrolls on a life-coaching course.
45 "The Love Bunker" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain 9 December 2012 (2012-12-09)
Simon, Dobby's ex-boyfriend, invites Mark, Dobby, Jeremy and Superhans to join him and his friends for a paintballing weekend. Mark is convinced that Simon is using the weekend as a cover to get back with Dobby, and Jeremy is convinced he can life coach Neil, Simon's best friend.
46 "Big Mad Andy" Becky Martin Simon Blackwell[89] 16 December 2012 (2012-12-16)
Jeremy finally agrees to leave the flat and move in with Superhans. Mark employs a decorator, Andy, played by Liam Noble, to repaint the kitchen, and Jeremy helps out by giving him free 'life-coaching' advice. Meanwhile, Mark enrolls on a business studies evening course and meets Stephanie (played by Josephine Butler), an attractive older woman.
47 "Chairman Mark" Becky Martin Tom Basden[90] 23 December 2012 (2012-12-23)
Jeremy, desperate to avoid living with Superhans, sparks up an old relationship with Mark's sister Sara, and moves in with her and her five-year-old son, Joshy. Mark, meanwhile, in an attempt to deal with a damp patch on his bedroom wall, launches a campaign to be elected chairman of the freehold committee of Apollo House. Last appearance of Gail.
48 "Quantocking II" Becky Martin Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain[91] 24 December 2012 (2012-12-24)
Dobby is offered a job in New York by ex-boyfriend Simon. Uncertain about the offer, Dobby suggests that she and Mark spend a weekend in the country. The perfect time, as far as Jeremy is concerned, to get a few things off his chest.

Series 9 (2015)[edit]

A ninth series set to air in 2015 is confirmed to be the final series.[92][93]

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