Mutual Friends

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Mutual Friends
GenreComedy drama
Written byAnil Gupta
Richard Pinto
Directed byCatherine Morshead
Jim O'Hanlon
StarringMarc Warren
Alexander Armstrong
Keeley Hawes
Sarah Alexander
Claire Rushbrook
Emily Joyce
Naomi Bentley
Composer(s)Ben Bartlett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Mark Redhead
Producer(s)Rob Bullock
Production location(s)Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Running time57 mins
Production company(s)Hat Trick Productions
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release26 August (2008-08-26) – 30 September 2008 (2008-09-30)

Mutual Friends is a British comedy drama television series broadcast in six episodes on BBC One in from 26 August until 30 September 2008. The series starred Marc Warren, Alexander Armstrong, Keeley Hawes, Sarah Alexander, Claire Rushbrook, Emily Joyce, Naomi Bentley and Joshua Sarphie as a group of old friends whose lives are thrown into chaos when one of their group commits suicide.


Marc Warren depicts a terminally useless solicitor Martin, whose life as a lawyer, husband to Jen (Keeley Hawes) and father to Dan (Joshua Sarphie) is thrown into turmoil as a consequence of his friend's various mid-life crises, starting with the suicide of his best friend Karl, who was guilt-ridden following his affair with Jen. Martin's other best friend, the suave, unreliable chancer Patrick (Alexander Armstrong), throws the situation into more chaos.


Most of the show was filmed in Henley. Filming for the court scene in episode two was filmed in Bracknell in the summer of 2008 at Bracknell's police station.

The series was not recommissioned by the BBC due to low ratings. Anil Gupta also attributed the demise of the series to the departure of Peter Fincham, the controller of BBC One, in 2008.[1]


The series was nominated for Best TV Comedy Drama at the British Comedy Awards 2008.[2]

DVD release[edit]

The series has been released on a two-disc DVD set by 2 Entertain.


  1. ^ Parker, Robin (1 May 2009). "BBC axes Mutual Friends". Broadcastnow (Emap Media). Retrieved 1 May 2009.
  2. ^ "The Nominees 2008. British Comedy Awards. Retrieved 1 May 2009.

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