Living the Dream (British TV series)

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Living the Dream
GenreComedy drama
Created byMick Ford
Written byMick Ford
Jimmy Dowdall (2 episodes)
Jamoe Franser (2 episodes)
Directed byPhilippa Langdale (3 episodes)
Saul Metzstein (3 episodes)
Anthony Philipson (2 episodes)
Starring
Composer(s)Oli Julian
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)James Dean
Running time50 minutes (including adverts)
Production company(s)Big Talk Productions
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkSky One
Picture format16:9 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 November 2017 (2017-11-02) –
present (present)

Living the Dream is a British comedy drama series that first aired on 2 November 2017 on Sky One. The series centres around the Pemberton family, who move from Yorkshire to Florida.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [2]
11"Adults Only"Saul MetzsteinMick Ford2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)N/A
When the Pemberton family swap Yorkshire for a new life in Florida they take on the running of a trailer park, but find the eccentric residents are not keen on their planned changes.
22"Gators for Cougars"Saul MetzsteinMick Ford9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)0.63
The Pembertons have not got life in Florida off to the best of starts. Mal tries to keep the peace with the bullying Troy, Tina and Freddie struggle to get to grips with High School and Rhonda invites Jen to lunch.
33"True Love Waits"Saul MetzsteinMick Ford16 November 2017 (2017-11-16)0.64
The park's septic tank explodes and Mal and Jen are forced to turn to the only sewage expert around: Mayor Herman Bloch.
44"Krakatoa"Philippa LangdaleMick Ford23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)N/A
Pemberton sees an opportunity when Troy's arch rival from his wrestling days challenges him to a grudge match in his RV park.
55"Blind Test"Philippa LangdaleMick Ford30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)N/A
Due to a mistake by Mal, Jen's overcritical mother Maureen arrives in Florida 3 weeks early. Mal and Freddie come up with a money-making scheme - hosting an unusual wedding.
66"Snake in the Grass"Philippa LangdaleMick Ford7 December 2017 (2017-12-07)N/A
Following the success of the wedding, Mal and Jen splash out on a makeover of the park and a local TV advert. Then they receive a letter from a lawyer that prompts Mal to seek out the co-owner of the park.

Series 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions)
11"Steak Out"Saul MetzsteinJimmy Dowdall8 January 2019 (2019-01-08)N/A
An attempted burglary prompts Mal to buy a gun behind Jen's back. There are some very dodgy brownies on offer when they visit their new neighbours. Tina tries to find a way to dump Conan and Freddie falls for he class bad girl.
22"Visa Tambien"Saul MetzsteinN/A15 January 2019 (2019-01-15)N/A
Visa problems force Mal to fire Jen putting a strain on their relationship. With too much free time on her hands Jen begins to worry that Freddie may be dealing drugs. Tina and Herman plot Conan's future.
33"The British Method"Saul MetzsteinJamie Franser22 January 2019 (2019-01-22)N/A
New employee Stacee ruffles a few feathers by making big changes at the RV park. Jen restarts her sports physio career working for a star golfer. Mal and new resident Marvin get into trouble when they go hunting wild boar.
44"Pickled Eggs"Anthony PhilipsonJimmy Dowdall29 January 2019 (2019-01-29)N/A
Mal is having a crisis of masculinity as he approaches 50. The park residents try to help with an ancient ceremony, while his family plan a surprise party. Tina is on the trail of a student putting on an illegal rave.
55"Awards Season"N/AN/A5 February 2019 (2019-02-05)N/A
It's the RV Park of the year awards and Kissimmee Sunshine could win Best Park. Mal is certain the judges are staying in the park and everyone is a suspect. Larissa suggests Jen should bring TJ to the awards ceremony.
66"Endangered Species"Anthony PhilipsonJamie Franser12 February 2019 (2019-02-12)N/A
Mayor Bloch is up for re-election and has made a campaign promise to close RV parks. A furious Mal choose one of the park residents to run for office against Bloch and has to get them ready for a televised debate at the Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Living the Dream, review: comedy drama at its most lightweight". 2017-11-02. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  2. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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