Mount Pleasant (TV series)

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Mount Pleasant
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'Mount Pleasant' intertitle
Genre Comedy-drama
Written by Sarah Hooper
Mark Brotherhood
Directed by Dewi Humphreys
Dominic Leclerc
Ian Barnes
Starring Sally Lindsay
Daniel Ryan
Bobby Ball
Pauline Collins
Samantha Womack
Nigel Harman
Angela Griffin
Liza Tarbuck
Paula Wilcox
Sian Reeves
Adrian Bower
Neil Fitzmaurice
Owen McDonnell
Ainsley Howard
Diane Morgan
Alexander Kirk
Kris Sleater
George Sampson
Claire Goose
David Bradley
James Dreyfus
Robson Green
Composer(s) Jonathan Whitehead
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 26 (as of 2013) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 60 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Distributor Endemol UK
Broadcast
Original channel Sky1 (2011)
Sky Living (2012–)
Picture format 16:9 (1080i HDTV)
Original run 24 August 2011 (2011-08-24) – present
External links
Official website

Mount Pleasant is a British comedy-drama created by Sarah Hooper. The first series was written by Sarah Hooper whereas the second and third series was written both by Sarah Hooper and Mark Brotherhood. It is one of the few new television comedy series that has been commissioned and aired on Sky1 in 2011, and Sky Living from 2012 onwards.[1]

Premise[edit]

The show is about the day-to-day life of the main character Lisa, her husband, parents, as well as neighbours, and colleagues. Each episode is an hour long (including adverts) and takes place in various locations, including the cul-de-sac Lisa lives in, her workplace, local pub The Dog and Dart, and her widowed friend's café.

Production[edit]

The series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky1. It was filmed in Hale, Trafford,[2] Chorlton, Manchester, and at The Sharp Project studio in Newton Heath, Manchester, throughout June 2011.The Second series was filmed throughout March, April and May 2012. After a successful first series it was re-commissioned for a second series. This began airing for a ten week run from 22 August 2012 at 9 pm this time on Sky Living and did not perform as strong in the ratings as it did on Sky One in 2011. In January 2013, Sky announced that the show would be renewed for a third series of eight episodes which would air later in the year of 2013 on Sky Living.

A fourth series was confirmed on March 6, 2014 and is expected to air later in the year.

Cast and characters[edit]

Current[edit]

Actor/actress Character Duration
Sally Lindsay Lisa Series 1–present
Daniel Ryan Dan Series 1–present
Bobby Ball Barry Series 1–present
Pauline Collins Sue Series 1–2,4
Adrian Bower Greg Series 1–present
Sian Reeves Bianca Series 1–present
Ainsley Howard Denise Series 1–present
Paula Wilcox Pauline Series 1–present
Neil Fitzmaurice Fergus Series 1–present
George Sampson Gary Series 2–present
David Bradley[3] Charlie Series 2–present
James Dreyfus[3] Reverend Roger Series 2–present
Samantha Womack Tanya Series 3-present
Nigel Harman Bradley Series 3-present
Nicola Millbank Ella Series 3-present
Sophia Di Martino Amber Series 3-present
Naomi Bentley Angie Series 4-present
Daniel Ings Robbie Series 4-present

Former[edit]

Actor/actress Character Duration
Kris Sleater Lloyd Series 1
Alexander Kirk Jim Series 1
Owen McDonnell Jack Series 1–2
Angela Griffin Shelley Series 1–2
Diane Morgan Talia Series 1–2
Claire Goose Kim Series 2
Robson Green Chris Series 2

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[4] Original air date
1 "Episode One" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 931,000 24 August 2011 (2011-08-24)
As Lisa and Dan's 10th wedding anniversary approaches, she's convinced he'll have forgotten. That is, if she's not talked him into an affair with a neighbour. Meanwhile, Shelley's marriage is on the rocks - who'd have a best friend for a boss?
2 "Episode Two" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 830,000 31 August 2011 (2011-08-31)
Lisa's self-esteem is crushed when the design of her top makes people think she is pregnant, and Dan tries to convince her she does not need to go on a diet as rumours of her alleged condition spread through the cul-de-sac. Meanwhile, Denise gets a date with new resident Jack, and Kate is troubled by news that the police are investigating her husband's death.
3 "Episode Three" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 950,000 7 September 2011 (2011-09-07)
Lisa finds herself looking after Dan following his hernia operation, and her stress levels reach breaking point when Pauline visits. However, an invitation to lunch from Jack brightens her day. Meanwhile, Shelley confronts Greg when her bank balance is cleared and Denise confesses she has been sleeping with Fergus again.
4 "Episode Four" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 804,000 14 September 2011 (2011-09-14)
Lisa asks Dan to point out his favourite part of her body, but his answer is not as successful as he hoped, and tension mounts when Bianca invites all of her friends to a hot-tub party in celebration of Jack's birthday. Meanwhile, Shelley cannot hide her feelings about Denise and Fergus getting back together, and Greg asks Dan to lend him money.
5 "Episode Five" Dominic Leclerc Sarah Hooper 871,000 21 September 2011 (2011-09-21)
Lisa catches her mother-in-law shoplifting and confronts her, while Greg believes he has found a solution to his financial woes in a loan shark. Sue misinterprets what happens between Barry and another woman.
6 "Episode Six" Dominic Leclerc Sarah Hooper 764,000 28 September 2011 (2011-09-28)
Lisa and Dan's house is burgled and the culprit takes a cherished wedding photograph - so Barry begins an investigation. Fergus tells Denise his wife is unable to have children, and claims he wants to start again, while Bianca throws a neighbourhood party.
7 "Episode Seven" Dominic Leclerc Sarah Hooper 792,000 5 October 2011 (2011-10-05)
Barry and Sue prepare for their 40th anniversary, but the impression of enduring marital bliss slips when Jack persistently tries to talk about an intimate moment they shared. Meanwhile, Kate has a heart-to-heart with Dan, and Denise tells Fergus she is having the baby alone and only wants him to keep her job open. Plus, Emma calls time on Greg's loan, and Shelley discovers he was not really mugged.
8 "Episode Eight" Dominic Leclerc Sarah Hooper 953,000 12 October 2011 (2011-10-12)
The day of Barry and Sue's anniversary party arrives, and Lisa and Dan are struggling to keep up the pretence that they are still a couple. Shelly has had enough of Greg's lies and talks to him about their future, while Denise decides she just wants to be alone - but is still flattered by the advances of a man in her birthing class.

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[4] Original air date
1 "Episode One" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 459,000 22 August 2012 (2012-08-22)
Lisa and Dan have put the past behind them and their relationship seems to be on track, but a new friend leads her astray, while Bianca's stepson Gary moves in.
2 "Episode Two" Dewi Humphreys Sarah Hooper 383,000 29 August 2012 (2012-08-29)
Lisa faces problems in her marriage as Dan grows increasingly jealous of her growing friendship with Kim. Denise struggles to leave Joshua at home and return to work, Sue's contact with her sister Pam gets her thinking and Bianca's attempts to get Jim to spend more time with her and Gary prove fruitless. Meanwhile, the residents rally together in the face of a crisis.
3 "Episode Three" Dewi Humphreys Mark Brotherhood 389,000 5 September 2012 (2012-09-05)
Dan is happy to see his father again, but Pauline insists she will not let him back in her life. Lisa is dismayed to discover Jack has been offered a job at Reconnect, while Fergus threatens Denise with legal action over access to Joshua.
4 "Episode Four" Dewi Humphreys Mark Brotherhood 395,000 12 September 2012 (2012-09-12)
The cul-de-sac's new resident Chris sets Bianca's pulse racing when she helps him settle in. Dan reluctantly agrees to go on a double date with Lisa to meet Kim's husband, while Barry and Sue find a new hobby. Denise is troubled by a letter from Fergus's solicitor, and Charlie looks to make amends with Pauline.
5 "Episode Five" Dermot Boyd Sarah Hooper 435,000 19 September 2012 (2012-09-19)
Barry tries to keep Sue happy during a shopping trip with his brother Terry and his wife Margaret, Chris grows closer to Bianca, while Pauline and Charlie go on a date. Elsewhere, Denise receives disappointing news from Fergus's solicitor, and Kim asks Greg to get together again, as well as making Lisa a tempting offer.
6 "Episode Six" Dermot Boyd Sarah Hooper 416,000 26 September 2012 (2012-09-26)
As Lisa and Dan ride high on the excitement of their holiday, could there be more to the trip than meets the eye? Elsewhere, Denise drops a bombshell.
7 "Episode Seven" Dermot Boyd Mark Brotherhood 357,000 3 October 2012 (2012-10-03)
Kate returns, hoping to make amends with her former friends, while Lisa plans a welcome home party for her parents, and the guests wonder whether love is in the air when Chris and Bianca turn up together, seemingly on a date.
8 "Episode Eight" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 393,000 10 October 2012 (2012-10-10)
Dan looks forward to the pub quiz and learns of an unsavoury secret in Chris's past, while Charlie takes a lonely Barry out for the night. Elsewhere, newly single Fergus tricks Denise into visiting him in his motel room, and Lisa decides to forgive Kate.
9 "Episode Nine" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 433,000 17 October 2012 (2012-10-17)
Dan is horrified when Lisa invites Chris and Bianca over for a dinner party, and things only get worse for him when Kate turns up to help with the cooking. Meanwhile, Denise finally allows Fergus to see baby Josh, but will she regret her decision?
10 "Christmas Special" Ian Barnes Sarah Hooper 461,000 23 December 2012 (2012-12-23)
It's Christmas Day but there's not much festive cheer for Lisa and Dan - she misses her parents, he buys the wrong presents and Pauline sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted. Meanwhile, Bianca spoils stepson Gary with an abundance of gifts, but she can't help but be disappointed when he refuses to join her in volunteering at Reverend Roger's homeless shelter - so Chris shows the teenager the error of his ways.

Series 3 (2013)[edit]

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[4] Original air date
1 "Episode One" Ian Barnes Sarah Hooper 491,000 11 September 2013 (2013-09-11)
The arrival of lively and outspoken Londoners Bradley and Tanya spells trouble for the residents of Mount Pleasant. The couple decide to throw a party to get to know their neighbours, although not everyone is in a celebratory mood as Lisa has unexpectedly lost her job, and Charlie and Pauline's wedding plans are up in the air.
2 "Episode Two" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 443,000 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
Lisa aims for the top of the career ladder, but a lack of formal qualifications is holding her back, while Fergus has a business proposal for Denise. Bianca gets a job at the pub, meaning she can spy on Gary's night out with Ella, and Dan finds himself getting cosy with glamorous new neighbour Tanya after their other halves pull out of a planned dinner party.
3 "Episode Three" Sarah Hooper 481,000 25 September 2013 (2013-09-25)
Lisa's power trip angers business partner Fergus and pushes husband Dan closer to Tanya, while things go awry when Charlie and Pauline go in search of wedding venues. Greg gets more than he bargained for with a drug dealer and Dan falls for the charms of his sultry neighbour.
4 "Episode Four" Mark Brotherhood 443,000 2 October 2013 (2013-10-02)
Tanya and Dan spend time together when Bradley goes away for the weekend and Lisa jets to Spain, but will the pair succumb to temptation on a night out? Meanwhile, Fergus moves in with Denise, Charlie and Pauline settle the issue of who will plan their wedding with a round of pool, and Greg gets in too deep working as a drug runner.
5 "Episode Five" Sarah Hooper 604,000 9 October 2013 (2013-10-09)
Dan and Tanya face the repercussions of their hotel shenanigans, while Charlie and Pauline hope to profit from Barry's departure from the neighbourhood. Elsewhere, Greg learns that drug-dealer Gerry has been shot, and Denise keeps her career failure a secret from Fergus.
6 "Episode Six" Mark Brotherhood 468,000 16 October 2013 (2013-10-16)
Dan's bad behaviour lands him in trouble with Lisa, while Terry and Margaret experience a dramatic car journey and Greg does a risky job for drug dealer Gerry. Elsewhere on the street, Denise learns that honesty is the best policy and Bianca thinks she may have found her vocation during a trip to a wedding cake shop with Charlie and Roger.
7 "Episode Seven" Mark Brotherhood 580,000 23 October 2013 (2013-10-23)
Pauline and Charlie prepare for their hen and stag parties, but with Dan keeping the details of his father's bash under wraps, the lads are anxious about what he has planned. Meanwhile, Gary struggles to make progress with Ella, Denise comes clean to Fergus about her job and Greg tries to cut his ties with drug dealer Gerry.
8 "Episode Eight" Sarah Hooper 510,000 30 October 2013 (2013-10-30)
Charlie and Pauline's wedding day arrives, but the situation isn't so rosy for Dan as Lisa packs her bags and vows to leave him for good. Desperately trying to salvage their relationship, he tries to convince her to forget his indiscretion with Tanya.

Series 4 (2014)[edit]

On 6 March 2014, Sky announced that Mount Pleasant has been recommissioned for a fourth series.[5]

DVD release[edit]

The complete first series of Mount Pleasant was released on DVD on 3 September 2012.[6]

The complete second series of Mount Pleasant was released on DVD on 21 October 2013.

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