Mutual Friends

Ended Tuesday / 7:00pm BBC One UK 60 min.
Martin has two best friends, Patrick and Carl, who couldn't be more different. One is an irresponsible, unreliable, feckless womaniser, and the other is dead. Guess which one slept with his wife? Martin Grantham is happily married to Jen. They have a son Dan, a nice house, the works. One day his best friend Carl throws himself under a train, setting off a disastrous sequence of events that will change Martin's life forever... Into this mess steps Patrick, a friend from way back. Patrick is everything Martin is not glib, self-confident, popular and pathologically immature. He's the last person Martin needs in his life right now. Or is he? It's not a matter of life and death; it's much funnier than that.

Season 1

6 Episodes

The wedding looms and there is an atmosphere of impending mayhem as everyone converges on the country house hotel for the reception. Humiliatingly, Martin is now a dogsbody at Harry's beck and call, and even has to take on the job of stand-in when the first choice for best man misses his flight. But he is pleasantly surprised when his schoolboy crush, the gorgeous Ally, is one of the wedding guests.
Sep 30 2008
Comedy-drama series following the lives of a group of old friends. Although Jen persuades a jobless Martin to meet her employer Darren, he considers the jobs on offer to be 'beneath him' and reluctantly volunteers to teach reading at Dan's school. Patrick talks Martin into taking on his case against Harry over the ownership of Qcumba while Sarah acts on behalf of Harry, who offers Patrick a large pay-off if he agrees to stay away from Liz.
Sep 23 2008
Comedy-drama series following the lives of a group of old friends. Jen and Martin start trying for a baby, but Martin struggles to deliver the goods. To make matters worse, his now-pregnant boss Sarah threatens to fire him unless he brings in more business. News of Sarah's pregnancy comes as a shock to Patrick, with whom she's been having an affair - but he's even more surprised when the identity of the baby's father is revealed.
Sep 16 2008
Following his massive intake of cannabinoids, Martin (Marc Warren) leaves hospital and is reconciled with Jen (Keeley Hawes), but he's frustrated when she won't have sex with him, as the comedy drama continues.
Sep 09 2008
Patrick (Alexander Armstrong ) tries to help Martin (Marc Warren) cope with his marital problems by subjecting him to an energetic reintroduction to the life of a single man, involving vigorous mountain bike-riding, rounds of golf and marathon computer games sessions fueled by a diet of pizza, beer and skunk as the comedy drama continues.
Sep 02 2008
After the suicide of his best friend, Carl, solicitor Martin's (Marc Warren) world falls apart when his wife, Jen (Keeley Hawes), tells him at the funeral that she slept with his now dead friend.
Aug 26 2008