First broadcast: October 6, 2006
Channel: BBC One
Episodes: 13

Lee Mack’s first sitcom is an unfashionably mainstream affair, shot in a studio and designed to pack in the one-liners rather than being too concerned with great characters or plot, but none the worse for that

In the first series, Lee’s character, cunningly called Lee, shared a flat with Kate (Megan Dodd), an ex-girlfriend of his best mate Tim, played by Tim Vine.

Unburdened by ambition, Lee drifts from one ill-advised job to another, living off the goodwill of Kate, a clean-living Californian who tries to push Lee into making something of his life – and eating her healthy homemade food. Meanwhile, uptight accountant Tim struggles to get over his break-up with Kate and cope with her rapidly blossoming friendship with Lee.

In series two, Kate was replaced by Tim’s high-flying sister Lucy (Sally Bretton) and saw the introduction of Miranda Hart as clumsy cleaning lady Barbara, to provide some slapstick moments.

As well as starring, Mack also wrote the show with Andrew Collins, Simon Evans and Paul Kerensa.

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