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aired from: Mar 1996 to: Aug 1997 32 eps BBC-2 50 min stereo closed captioned

regulars:

  • Jack Davenport as Miles Andrews
  • Amita Dhiri as Milly Nassim
  • Jason Hughes as Warren Jones [ 001-018, 032 ]
  • Andrew Lincoln as Edgar 'Egg' Cook
  • Daniela Nardini as Anna Forbes
  • Luisa Bradshaw-White as Kira
  • David Mallinson as O'Donnell
  • Steve John Shepherd as Jo
  • Geoffrey Bateman as Hooperman [ 001-007 ]
  • Cyril Nri as Graham [ 001 - 007 ]
  • Ramon Tikaram as Ferdy [ 2 ]
  • Juliet Cowan as Nicki [ 2 ]
  • Natasha Little as Rachel [ 2 ]
  • Paul Medford as Paul [ 2 ]
  • Gillian McCutcheon as Therapist

    This life is a British drama made by BBC Television. It centres around the lives of five twenty-something people that share a house in London. In series one, all five house members are lawyers. In series two, there are departures, new arrivals and changes of vocation.


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      1st Series 1996

    1. "Coming Together"
      gs: Su Elliott [ Maggie ], Charles Harrison [ Osteopath ], Susan Tordoff [ Personnel Officer ]

      Anna is applying for tenancy at the chambers where her old flame, Miles works.

      b: 18 Mar 96 w: Amy Jenkins d: Sam Miller
    2. "Happy Families"
      gs: Charlotte Bicknell [ Delilah ], Keith-Lee Castle [ Truelove ], Sacha Craise [ Kelly ], Nicholas Sidi [ Solicitor ]

      Warren's cousin Kira arrives in town and he's paranoid she'll find out he's gay.

      b: 25 Mar 96 w: Amy Jenkins d: Sam Miller
    3. "Living Dangerously"
      gs: Charlotte Bicknell [ Delilah ], Keith-Lee Castle [ Truelove ], Simon Kunz [ McCleary ], Tara Williams [ Doorgirl ]

      The house is becoming tired of Delilah, but Miles is blinded by sex. Friends of Delilah burgle the house.

      b: 1 Apr 96 w: Amy Jenkins d: Sam Miller
    4. "Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt"
      gs: Charlotte Bicknell [ Delilah ], Keith-Lee Castle [ Truelove ], Sacha Craise [ Kelly ], Ralph Ineson [ Jessop ]

      Anna gets rid of Delilah. Egg is becoming unhappy at work.

      b: 8 Apr 96 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Audrey Cooke
    5. "Fantasy Football"
      gs: Charlotte Bicknell [ Delilah ], Christopher Bramwell [ Mr. Webb ], Keith-Lee Castle [ Truelove ], Clare Clifford [ Sarah ], Michael Elwyn [ Montgomery ], Maria McErlane [ Mrs. Webb ]

      Unable and unwilling to cope with the pressures of work, Egg quits the law firm and being a lawyer; he decides to become a sports writer. Miles has to take a HIV test.

      b: 15 Apr 96 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Audrey Cooke
    6. "Family Outing"
      gs: Richard Cant [ Phil ], Paul Cottingham [ Man in Park ], Michael Elwyn [ Montgomery ], Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ]

      Kira confronts Warren about being gay. Milly is becoming frustrated with Egg, as she now has to support them both.

      b: 22 Apr 96 w: Patrick Wilde d: Audrey Cooke
    7. "Brief Encounter"
      gs: Michael Elwyn [ Montgomery ], Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ], Nicholas Palliser [ Rattigan ]

      Jo is hurt when Anna shrugs off a drunken one-night stand.

      b: 29 Apr 96 w: Patrick Wilde d: Audrey Cooke
    8. "Cheap Thrills"
      gs: Chris Crooks [ Muldoon ]

      Milly starts working late with O'Donnell. Egg's father Jerry arrives at the house needing a place to stay. Anna gets drunk and goes wild at the chambers party.

      b: 6 May 96 w: Matthew Graham d: Nigel Douglas
    9. "Just Sex"
      gs: Paul Copley [ Jerry ], Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ], Charlotte Longfield [ Woman at Job Centre ], Ramon Tikaram [ Ferdy ]

      Warren meets a biker courier named Ferdy. The two have a great night but Ferdy doesn't want to know Warren the next day. Dale, Warren's brother, can't handle the fact that Warren's gay.

      b: 13 May 96 w: Matthew Graham d: Nigel Douglas
    10. "Father Figure"
      gs: Paul Copley [ Jerry ], Stuart Organ [ Monk ], Saul Reichlin [ Pemberton ]

      Anna sleeps with Jerry. Milly and O'Donnell's relationship begins to become more than professional.

      b: 20 May 96 w: Amy Jenkins d: Nigel Douglas
    11. "Let's Get It On"
      gs: Paul Copley [ Jerry ], Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ], Roger McClennahan [ Roy ]

      The House throws a big party to celebrate Jerry getting a publisher for his book. Miles and Anna sleep together.

      b: 3 Jun 96 w: Amy Jenkins d: Nigel Douglas

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      2nd Series 1997

    12. _"Last Tango in Southwark"
      gs: Paul Copley [ Jerry ], Martin Freeman [ Stuart ], Mike Hayward [ Leonard Ryder ], Georgia Reece [ Mrs. Reid ]

      Egg begins to gamble with the house money assigned for groceries, in an attempt to make some money to pay his way. New lawyer, Rachel, arrives at Moore, Spencer and Wright. Anna throws a glass of beer over Miles when she sees him chatting up another woman.

      b: 17 Mar 97 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Sallie Aprahamian
    13. _"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
      gs: Michael Begley [ Terry Cole ], Sacha Craise [ Kelly ], Martin Hancock [ Philip Becks ], Julia Worsley [ Tania Johnson ]

      Anna and Miles have to work together on the same case where there are two defendants. Anna sees a way to save her client, but only by condemning Miles.

      b: 24 Mar 97 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Sallie Aprahamian
    14. _"The Bi Who Came in From the Cold"
      gs: James Bowers [ Mick ], Juliet Cowan [ Nicki ], Richard Dixon [ Angus ]

      Miles tells his colleagues at work Anna is not suited for tenancy. Miles places an ad in the Lonely Hearts column. Ferdy seems to always be around at the house.

      b: 31 Mar 97 w: Matthew Graham d: Sallie Aprahamian
    15. _"How to Get in Bed by Advertising"
      gs: Steph Bramwell [ Mrs. Cochrane ], Andrew Charleson [ Dougie ], Liz Izen [ Cora ], Janine Wood [ Judy ]

      Miles gets dozens of responses to his Lonely Hearts ad. Egg begins his new job in a cafe. Warren gets arrested while cruising the park for men.

      b: 7 Apr 97 w: Matthew Graham d: Sallie Aprahamian
    16. _"Small Town Boys"
      gs: Benedict Sandiford [ Brian ], Danielle Tarento [ Mia ]

      O'Donnell sacks Warren and warns Milly about defending her friend.

      b: 14 Apr 97 w: Mark Davies Markham d: Dominic Lees
    17. _"Unusual Suspect"
      gs: Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ], Rod Arthur [ Hughie Slater ], Steph Bramwell [ Mrs. Cochrane ], Colin MacLachlan [ I.D. Inspector ], Michael Moreland [ Police Officer ], Christopher Staines [ Dex ]

      Warren has to take part in a police line up and face court. Jo and Kira's romance develops. Warren decides to leave England.

      b: 21 Apr 97 w: Mark Davies Markham d: Dominic Lees
    18. _"He's Leaving Home"
      gs: Steph Bramwell [ Mrs. Cochrane ], Mark Lewis Jones [ Dale ]

      Warren decides he's going to Australia. The House has to decide who to give Warren's old room to.

      b: 28 Apr 97 w: Joe Ahearne d: Joy Perino
    19. _"Room With a Queue"
      gs: Nitin Chandra Ganatra [ Slim ], Jackie Stirling [ Muriel ]

      Both Ferdy and Rachel are both after Warren's room at the house. Without consulting the rest of the House, Miles promises the room to Rachel. When the others hear about it, they all vote for Ferdy as their new house-mate and he moves in.

      b: 8 May 97 w: Ian Rashid d: Joy Perino
    20. _"Men Behaving Sadly"
      gs: Clare Clifford [ Sarah ], Danny Midwinter [ Seb ], Greg Prentice [ George ], Danielle Tarento [ Mia ], Richard Zajdlic [ Man ]

      Ferdy loses his cool at his ex-fiancée's house and smashes her new boyfriend's car.

      b: 15 May 97 w: Ian Iqbal Rashid d: Joy Perino
    21. _"When the Dope Comes In"
      gs: Alan Stocks [ Police Officer ]

      Milly passes up a trip with O'Donnell to Paris and Rachel takes her place.

      b: 22 May 97 w: Amelia Bullmore d: Harry Bradbeer
    22. _"She's Gotta Get It"
      gs: Paul Copley [ Jerry ], Michael Elwyn [ Montgomery ], Clare Clifford [ Sarah ], Helene Kvale [ Caroline ]

      It's Anna's big day, the vote on her tenancy.

      b: 29 May 97 w: Amelia Bullmore d: Harry Bradbeer
    23. _"The Plumber Always Rings Twice"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Steph Bramwell [ Mrs. Cochrane ], Michael Elwin [ Montgomery ], Gregg Prentice [ George ]

      Ferdy has an encounter with the plumber, could it be romance?

      b: 5 Jun 97 w: Eirene Houston d: Henry Bradbeer
    24. _"Wish You Were Queer"

      Anna has dinner (and more) with her lesbian friend.

      b: 12 Jun 97 w: Annie Caulfield d: Sallie Aprahamian
    25. _"Who's That Girl?"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Rachel Fielding [ Francesca ]

      We meet Miles' new love.

      b: 19 Jun 97 w: Annie Caulfield d: Sallie Aprahamian
    26. _"From Here to Maternity"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ]

      Jo fears Kira is pregnant.

      b: 26 Jun 97 w: Jimmy Gardner d: Sallie Aprahamian
    27. _"One Bedding and a Funeral"
      gs: Damian Zuk [ Nat ]

      Anna's mother dies and she has a hard time coping with it. Egg's younger brother comes for a visit.

      b: 3 Jul 97 w: Jimmy Gardner d: Joe Ahearne
    28. _"The Secret of My Excess"
      gs: Rachel Fielding [ Francesca ], Lauretta Gavin [ Girl ]

      Anna gets caught snorting coke at work in the bathroom and almost loses her job. She has to attend AA meetings as a condition of her keeping it. Miles offers Anna a shoulder to cry on and the two end up sleeping together.

      b: 10 Jul 97 w: William Gaminara d: Joe Ahearne
    29. _"Diet Hard"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Daisy Beaumont [ Gina ], Kathleen McGoldrick [ Lizzie ]

      The opening night of the cafe and Anna's first AA meeting don't go too well.

      b: 17 Jul 97 w: William Gaminara d: Joe Ahearne
    30. _"Milly Liar"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Rachel Fielding [ Francesca ]

      Milly and O'Donnell are almost found out after having sex in his office.

      b: 24 Jul 97 w: Joe Ahearne w: Morag Fullarton
    31. _"Secrets and Wives"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Rachel Fielding [ Francesca ]

      Miles tells Anna that he loves her and if she feels the same, he'll call off the wedding.

      b: 31 Jul 97 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Morag Fullarton
    32. _"Apocalypse Wow!"
      gs: Tony Curran [ Lenny ], Michael Elwyn [ Montgomery ], Rachel Fielding [ Francesca ]

      b: 7 Aug 97 w: Richard Zajdlic d: Morag Fullarton

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