Mount Pleasant (TV series)

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Mount Pleasant
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Genre Comedy-drama
Written by Sarah Hooper (2011–13)
Mark Brotherhood (2012–)
Amy Roberts (2014–)
Loren McLaughlan (2014–)
Directed by Dewi Humphreys (2011–13)
Dominic Leclerc (2011)
Dermot Boyd (2012–)
Ian Barnes (2012–)
Starring Sally Lindsay
Daniel Ryan
Bobby Ball
Paula Wilcox
Sian Reeves
Adrian Bower
Neil Fitzmaurice
Ainsley Howard
Composer(s) Jonathan Whitehead
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 34 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Siobhan Rhodes (2011)
Howard Ella (2012–13)
Jane Wallbank (2013)
Brett Wilson (2013)
Serena Cullen (2014–)
Editor(s) Chris Wadsworth (2011–12)
Clive Barrett (2011)
Jim Hampton (2013–)
Running time 60 minutes (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) – Hitaus
External links
Official website

Mount Pleasant is a British comedy-drama and 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. The series is filmed in Hale, Trafford,[2] Chorlton, Manchester, and at The Sharp Project studio in Newton Heath, Manchester. The first series was filmed throughout June 2011. Since the first series, the show has been re-commissioned every year and is now in its fourth series.

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
Paula Wilcox Pauline Series 1–Present
Sian Reeves Bianca Series 1–Present
Adrian Bower Greg Series 1–Present
Neil Fitzmaurice Fergus Series 1–Present
Ainsley Howard Denise Series 1–Present
George Sampson Gary 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
Daniel Ings Robbie Series 4–Present

Former[edit]

Actor/actress Character Duration
Pauline Collins Sue Series 1–2
Angela Griffin Shelley Series 1–2
Liza Tarbuck Kate Series 1–2
Owen McDonnell Jack Series 1–2
Diane Morgan Talia Series 1–2
Alexander Kirk Jim Series 1–2
Kris Sleater Lloyd Series 1
Claire Goose Kim Series 2
Robson Green Chris Series 2
David Bradley[3] Charlie Series 2–3, 4
Sophia Di Martino Amber Series 3
Naomi Bentley Angie Series 4

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?

Christmas Special (2012)[edit]

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[4] Original air date
1 "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" Ian Barnes 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" Ian Barnes 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" Dermot Boyd 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" Dermot Boyd 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" Dermot Boyd 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" Dermot Boyd 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]

Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[4] Original air date
1 "Episode One" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 534,000 16 September 2014 (2014-09-16)
Lisa and Dan are stronger than ever, despite the presence of Tanya, the temptress next door.
2 "Episode Two" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 528,000 23 September 2014 (2014-09-23)
Dan has a bee in his bonnet about why Robbie left an apparently perfect life in the Big Apple for suburban Manchester.
3 "Episode Three" Ian Barnes Amy Roberts & Loren McLaughlan 536,000 30 September 2014 (2014-09-30)
In Bradley's absence, Greg visits Tanya's home under the pretence of fitting a new kitchen.
4 "Episode Four" Ian Barnes Mark Brotherhood 493,000 7 October 2014 (2014-10-07)
Bianca discovers a knack for giving advice when she has to play unlikely counsellor to one of Roger's troubled parishioners.
5 "Episode Five" Dermot Boyd Mark Brotherhood 555,000 14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)
Tanya and Ella try to get their heads around Bradley's web of lies, while Robbie's are exposed.
6 "Episode Six" Dermot Boyd Mark Brotherhood 21 October 2014 (2014-10-21)
A stormy atmosphere lingers over Mount Pleasant following Robbie's revelations.
7 "Episode Seven" Dermot Boyd Amy Roberts & Loren McLaughlan 540,000 28 October 2014 (2014-10-28)
Temperatures continue to rise in Mount Pleasant as Greg and Tanya grow closer.
8 "Episode Eight" Dermot Boyd Mark Brotherhood 4 November 2014 (2014-11-04)
Mount Pleasant is engulfed in panic in the tense series finale.

DVD release[edit]

The complete first series of Mount Pleasant was released on DVD on 3 September 2012.[5]

The complete second series of Mount Pleasant was released on DVD on 21 October 2013.[6]

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