So What Now?

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So What Now?
Official DVD cover for Lee Evans - So What Now.jpg
The official DVD cover for the Lee Evans' series "So What Now".
Created byLee Evans
Developed byLee Evans
Stuart Silver
Peter Tilbury
Directed byTony Dow
StarringLee Evans
Steven O'Donnell
Sophie Thompson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes8[1]
Production
Executive producersAddison Cresswell
Geoffrey Perkins
ProducersTony Dow
Charlie Hansen
Camera setupMultiple
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
Original release26 March (2001-03-26) –
22 May 2001 (2001-05-22)

So What Now? is a British television sitcom which aired on BBC One. It was created by Lee Evans, who also starred in the series. Evans co-wrote the show alongside Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury. The series was broadcast from 26 March 2001 to 22 May 2001.[1]

Plot[edit]

The series centres around Lee sharing a house with his slobbish best friend and their neurotic landlady.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Lee Evans, as Lee Evans, a barely employed musician and everything he touches seems to turn to disaster. He does write tunes for mobile phone ringtones and has a son, Lucas, with his now estranged wife, Eileen.
  • Steven O'Donnell as Stuart Ponder, Lee's slobbish and disorganised best friend. He allows Lee to stay in his flat against his better judgement and soon regrets his decision. He is a double glazing window salesman and was married to Wendy and had children with her.
  • Sophie Thompson as Heather Ollerenshaw, Lee and Stuart's fiercely neurotic landlady. She appears desperate to find a man, while also being a failed "IT" girl. Her father is in prison for embezzlement.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Moving Out"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury26 March 2001 (2001-03-26)
After being thrown out by wife, Eileen, and burning down his friend's flat, Lee must find a new place to live.
2"Sofa So Good"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury2 April 2001 (2001-04-02)
Having misplaced Eileen's wedding ring, Lee enthusiastically searches through the innards of Heather's sofa in an attempt to find it. But it's no trouble - he took woodwork at school.
3"Swingers"Tony DowLee Evans and Stuart Silver9 April 2001 (2001-04-09)
Stuart thinks that Lee needs to get back on the scene. After a date - surprisingly - doesn't go to plan, Heather also finds herself abruptly single; the trio head to a 'classy' lapdancing club to search for someone special.
4"The House Guest"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury16 April 2001 (2001-04-16)
Following an unfortunate incident with an elderly man in the street, Lee and Stuart decide it best to nurse him for a couple of days. Predictably, the innocent old fellow is not quite what he seems.
5"Act of God"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury23 April 2001 (2001-04-23)
Stuart tries to get Lee to take out a life insurance policy, but his motives are unclear.
6"Fear of Flying"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury30 April 2001 (2001-04-30)
The friends have the chance to take a holiday but Lee's fear of flying could be a problem.
7"The Limo"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury15 May 2001 (2001-05-15)
Lee and his friends come unstuck in a limo.
8"Parole"Tony DowLee Evans, Stuart Silver and Peter Tilbury22 May 2001 (2001-05-22)
Heather's father has been released on parole but Lee is uncertain as to whether he can be trusted.

DVD release[edit]

The series was made available on DVD on 12 November 2001 in a two-disc set, with bonus features including 30 minutes of outtakes and a documentary on Lee Evans.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Episode list for Lee Evans: So What Now?". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Lee Evans - So What Now? Merchandise". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 11 September 2010.

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