List of Spaced episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the Channel 4 situation comedy Spaced, starring Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes and Nick Frost, which was broadcast in two series between September 1999 and April 2001.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2
1 7 24 September 1999 (1999-09-24) 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05) 22 July 2008 (2008-07-22)[1] 19 February 2001 (2001-02-19)
2 7 23 February 2001 (2001-02-23) 13 April 2001 (2001-04-13) 12 April 2004 (2004-04-12)

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (1999)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Beginnings" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 24 September 1999 (1999-09-24)
Daisy Steiner and Tim Bisley meet in a small cafe and bond over their shared frustration in searching for accommodation (he has been kicked out by girlfriend Sarah, she is a squatter desperate to escape her down-and-out acquaintances), and gradually form a friendship. Just when all seems lost, they stumble upon what seems to be a perfect place – trouble is, it is listed as being for a 'professional couple' only. Thus begins a complicated plan involving faked photos and memorising every significant (and not-so-significant) fact about each other to pass themselves off as a long term couple in order to fool Marsha Klein, their prospective landlady. To their surprise, it works.
2 2 "Gatherings" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 1 October 1999 (1999-10-01)
To avoid doing any actual work, freshly unpacked Daisy plans a housewarming party – something to make their home the "new hub of North London." Unfortunately, all of Tim's friends are busy attending skateboarding meets or science fiction conventions (except for Mike Watt, present to provide door security), and Daisy's media contacts extend about as far as the paperboy (except for Twist Morgan, present to provide fashion commentary), so there are hardly any guests (except for Marsha, present to consume alcohol, and Brian Topp, present to provide artistic critique of Daisy's aluminium foil decorations). Brian discovers Daisy and Tim are not really dating after they slip up by mentioning they have separate rooms. Meanwhile, Marsha's daughter Amber is throwing her own party in conflict to the housewarming party (such that it is one).
3 3 "Art" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 8 October 1999 (1999-10-08)
After accepting some cheap speed from some violently friendly Scottish blokes, Tim has spent all night fighting zombies (or, more accurately, hallucinating while playing Resident Evil 2) and Mike has somehow managed to get to Sheffield on the Tube. Daisy has a job interview at a classy women's magazine ("Flaps") and Brian has an invitation to a new art show by Vulva (David Walliams), his former partner and non-gender-specific-ex-chaste-heterosexual-lover. This causes much angst and feelings of inferiority all around. "Girl Power!" fails to impress the magazine editors, Brian's much-practiced air of indifference fails to impress Vulva, and Tim's Twiglets allergy and hallucinations of zombies leads to Vulva getting a much-deserved punch in the face. The episode concludes with Daisy's idea for performance art, a parody of Bruce Nauman's work "Clown Torture", which leads Tim to remark that it is obviously harder than it looks.
4 4 "Battles" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 15 October 1999 (1999-10-15)
After getting dumped by her boyfriend Richard, Daisy decides to cheer herself up by getting a dog. Having suffered a fear of dogs since childhood, Tim is not pleased by this. As Daisy bonds with an interesting little dog she calls Colin (named after the pet box she had as a child), Tim and Mike go paintballing, and encounter Tim's arch-nemesis, Duane Benzie, the man who stole Tim's girlfriend. By the end of the episode, Mike will have made the (sort-of) ultimate sacrifice, Tim will have had his revenge, and Brian will have imparted the tragic, yet artistically interesting, tale of his own dog's horrible death.
5 5 "Chaos" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 22 October 1999 (1999-10-22)
Daisy is strongly bonding with new dog Colin, much to Tim's displeasure. Forced to take Colin out on a walk in an effort to bond with him, Tim is rather alarmed when Colin disappears after Tim challenges aliens to abduct him. When Daisy will not speak to him, and when he receives an anonymous tip-off revealing Colin's location – in the hands of a ruthless, sinister cosmetics testing vivisectionist – he plans a daring rescue attempt in order to redeem himself. Will they succeed? Will a psychotic Marxist dog reveal itself? And more importantly – will Tim let Mike's callsign be Han Solo?
6 6 "Epiphanies" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 29 October 1999 (1999-10-29)
Tim's bicycle courier friend Tyres pops round for a cup of tea and decides to take the gang clubbing, forcing Brian to relive a terrible event in his past (where a spilled drink during Dexys Midnight Runners' Come On Eileen had disastrous results). Mike, thrown out of the Rough Ramblers following a disastrous eskimo roll (which was more a case of 'rolling right Inuit'), rediscovers his manhood with the help of some ecstasy[citation needed] and a remix of the The A-Team theme. And Tim and Daisy have their eyes opened.
7 7 "Ends" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Tim is ecstatic when his ex-girlfriend Sarah decides she wants him back; Daisy is less so, causing much tension around the flat. Mike has an interview at the Territorial Army to determine whether he should be allowed back in following the 'Eurodisney Incident'. Following a heated argument, Daisy finally manages to bash out a few articles, and Tim finally realises the right path for him. And Brian summons the courage to ask Twist out on a date which, against all expectations, actually goes quite well.

Series 2 (2001)[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
8 1 "Back" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 23 February 2001 (2001-02-23)
After receiving an injection of money following the sale of her articles, Daisy returns from her holiday in Asia, but finds it hard to settle back into the mundanity of her normal life after her adventure. Tim has been struggling with his issues with George Lucas and The Phantom Menace (which saw him ceremonially burn his Star Wars merchandise), and, after being chucked out of home for shooting his cat up the rear end, Mike has been sleeping in Daisy's room, transforming its decor into a tribute to Apocalypse Now. Things are not normal, and sinister black-suited Matrix-like Agents following Daisy make things even more surreal.
9 2 "Change" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 2 March 2001 (2001-03-02)
Following a dispute with a young customer over Jar Jar Binks merchandise and Tim's inability to cope with the Star Wars prequels, Bilbo fires Tim. Daisy is trying to get money out of the Job Centre people, despite not having signed on to the dole for three months due to her holiday. Brian is horrified to discover that his relationship with Twist is affecting his artistic output. After Amber runs out, Marsha finds herself a new lodger – Mike.
10 3 "Mettle" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 9 March 2001 (2001-03-09)
Tim and Mike have to be careful as their chances of winning the Robot Wars quarter final are sabotaged. Meanwhile, after being fired from several jobs, Daisy starts working in a kitchen, where her new boss begins to make life difficult for her. Brian comes under stress as he is given little notice of an upcoming exhibition of his work.
11 4 "Help" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 23 March 2001 (2001-03-23)
After receiving a call from the mysterious Damien Knox of Darkstar Comics (and his seductive assistant Sophie), Tim employs Tyres to deliver his portfolio of artwork. Tim wisely removes an unflattering caricature of Damien, but Daisy replaces it in an attempt to be helpful. Tim must then retrieve the job-threatening picture before Damien sees it, aided by Mike and Tyres, and comes away with a little more than he expected....
12 5 "Gone" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 30 March 2001 (2001-03-30)
While spending an evening on the town (well, Camden), Tim and Daisy run afoul of some young hooligans who accuse them of substituting oregano for marijuana. Meanwhile, Tim's nemesis Duane Benzie steals Tim's house keys in an act of revenge for the paintball incident. Daisy saves the day when she leverages her newfound knowledge of masculine telepathy.
13 6 "Dissolution" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
At Daisy's birthday party, cracks begin to form between members of the group...Mike is jealous of Sophie taking all of Tim's time, Brian is tired of Twist using him like a fashion accessory, Colin is tired of Daisy's inattention, Daisy is tired of Sophie's very existence, and to top it all off, Marsha thinks Tim is cheating on Daisy. Can the gang pull together and save the day?
14 7 "Leaves" Edgar Wright Jessica Stevenson & Simon Pegg 13 April 2001 (2001-04-13)
Mike comes up with a foolproof plan to stop Marsha from selling the house, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan to get Twist to come back from Manchester, Daisy comes up with a foolproof plan to get her writing career on track, Colin comes up with a foolproof plan to stop running away from Daisy, and Tim comes up with a foolproof plan to commit to the woman he loves. Who will succeed, and who will fail?

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spaced: The Complete Series (2008)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 

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