The Best Episodes Directed by Ben Palmer

Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 8

To avoid confusion, be prepared to see two Craig Davids, and another Craig (from Big Brother), and another David (from Fame Academy). Richard explains how Judy's best assets first burst into his life. Judy keeps quiet because she'll only make a fool of herself.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 1

#2 - Episode 1

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 1

Avid Merrion provides a guided tour of his flat before introductions from the legendary Michael Jackson and a talking mole. The Bear interviews Liberty X in his treehouse, Avid stalks Jade Goody, Craig David goes through his weekly motions and Davina McCall shows up for a bit of a sing-song.

star 8.59
17 votes
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

London Irish Season 1 - Episode 2

It's the morning after a wedding party and Bronagh wakes up wearing the bride's dress, Packy discovers he has shared a bed with his ex-girlfriend Steph, and Conor is left puzzled when he finds an unsettling message written on the ceiling. The friends hear that a man they all hated has died and Packy is determined to attend his wake because he's got his eye on the deceased's grieving girlfriend. Comedy, starring Kerr Logan, Sinead Keenan, Peter Campion and Kat Regan.

star 8.08
64 votes
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Episode 2

#4 - Episode 2

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 2

Britney Spears takes a day off, the Bear probes Tess Daly, and Elton John tells us why he likes using the internet. Craig David sacrifices a day of making love (so that could be a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday) to improve his medieval jousting skills, and David Blaine helps a woman overcome her fear of chickens.

star 8.00
10 votes
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 4

Competition winner Avid gets to meet his heroes Westlife. And then he gets to meet Keane. Meanwhile, Trisha is out and about, helping a motorist in distress to feel 'a lickle bit betta'.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 5

#6 - Episode 5

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 5

The Bear makes chat with Edith Bowman on Hamster Heath. Back in the centre of town, Avid eagerly attends the movie premiere of Charlie's Angels. This show also features Take That's Mark Owen and actor Sean Pertwee.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 6

#7 - Episode 6

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 6

Vernon Kay joins the Bear in his treehouse, and some fool has let Avid behind the scenes at Party in the Park. When Avid challenges Meat Loaf to vocal showdown, he gets more than he bargained for - climaxing in an operatic bidding-war for Kylie's underwear.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 7

Mel B gives a guided tour of her swanky crib, and Michael Jackass scatters Barry White's ashes, which looks like it may take a while. The Bear visits presenters Davina and Dermot in the Big Brother studio, and Chris Moyles has the dubious honour of meeting a big fan, Avid Merrion.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 1

See Patsy Kensit (it's really her!) and Mel B (er... not quite so sure) in The Odd Couple. The very odd couple, if truth be told. Baby Spice meets Avid, Paul McKenna meets the Bear and Craig David has one last crack at breaking America.

star 8.00
4 votes
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 2

Michael Jackson instigates a prison-roof protest in 'Doin' Porridge', and Mel B irritates Patsy in the bathroom. Meanwhile, Avid catches up with Peter Andre on the set of his new talk show.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 3

Celebrity stalker Avid Merrion plays chat-show host to Patsy Kensit and Jack Osbourne. But there's trouble backstage with the Bear, and with agent to the stars, Keith Lemon, who looks remarkably familiar.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 4

Avid Merrion harrasses June Sarpong, plus more backstage antics from the Bear, on This Morning. Craig David is having some trouble with his PR manager.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 5

Chat-show Avid interviews Sean Pertwee, the Bear goes camping with Lisa Stansfield. There's lovely music when Nadine finishes things off by singing No Limits.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 6

A touch of Hollywood glitz as rehearsals get under way for 'Bear: The Movie' with co-star Jonathan Ross. It's recreation time with Michael Jackson in the prison yard, and Avid joins Coronation Street ladies Suranne Jones and Samia Ghadie on set.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 7

#15 - Episode 7

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 7

Craig David throws a party to launch his new single, Soda Pop, and The Odd Couple work-out to an exercise video. There's a chance for Avid to discuss Kelly with her parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. There's also a chance that Nadine's rendition of Waterloo will be quite painful to listen to.

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 8

Myleene Klass, Vernon Kay, Dermot O'Leary... Craig Phillips. This week's guest list is as impressive as ever, although Avid is still crazy, and his backstage accomplice is still a toy bear.

star 8.00
1 votes
Episode 9

#17 - Episode 9

Bo' Selecta! Season 3 - Episode 9

For the final episode, there's a new host! Well, it's the Bear, so not all that new, but he does start a new band with Steven and Charlie from Busted. Craig David is checking out a haunted house with Derek Acorah, and the usually demure Kat is shooting her mouth in Eastendings.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Greatest. Of All Time.

#18 - The Greatest. Of All Time.

Urban Myths Season 1 - Episode 5

In the early 1980s, after his recent and high profile defeat to Larry Holmes, boxing legend Muhammad Ali takes it upon himself to talk a suicidal stranger down from a ledge. Using his unique brand of wit and wisdom, he succeeds in persuading the man that life is worth living, and learns a huge amount about himself in the process.

star 7.89
65 votes
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The Trip to Warwick

#19 - The Trip to Warwick

The Inbetweeners Season 3 - Episode 4

Simon and Tara visit pay her sister a visit at university and his friends decide to tag along. Will wants to take a look at the university. Jay decides to offer sex advice to Simon.

star 7.88
1638 votes
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Episode 1

#20 - Episode 1

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 1

Jordan goes off on one about how Mel B went off on one about Girls Aloud saying they were the new Spice Girls. Craig David gets excited by his shiny new tour bus, Ant and Dec are given a mystery task and Avid meets Rod Stewart at celebrity soccer.

star 7.86
7 votes
End of Term

#21 - End of Term

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 6

Will is stressed over his exams. Simon seems to be making some headway with Carli at last. Looking back on the year the boys realise that things have not been all that bad, but that if they ever had their time again Jay would be less sensitive, Simon would take Carli's word with a pinch of salt. Will would drink a lot fewer energy drinks and Neil would remember his kit for his PE exam

star 7.84
1524 votes
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Will's Dilemma

#22 - Will's Dilemma

The Inbetweeners Season 3 - Episode 3

Simon and his new girlfriend Tara go on a double date with Will and her friend Kerry. Simon ends up having his principles put to the test. Will has to balance up spending some time with a boring girl for the prospect of getting some real action.

star 7.81
1572 votes
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The Field Trip

#23 - The Field Trip

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 1

It's a new term and the infamous sociology and geography field trip to Swanage is coming up; all the boys are on board. A new girl, Lauren, has joined the school, and Will has taken a particular shine to her. The only problem is that she has eyes for Simon. Jay is on the lookout for a legendary Swanage MILF, and Neil is desperately trying to deflect the advances of an over-friendly teacher, Mr Kennedy.

star 7.79
1649 votes
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Episode 2

#24 - Episode 2

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 2

David Beckham talks Disney, and Craig David meets Michael Jackass and Martin Bashir in a hotel hallway. The punters at a market are treated to a live look at the Ricky Gervais disco dance, and the viewers of GMTV are treated to Lorraine's meeting with Dale Winton. Celebrity enthusiast Avid Merrion corners Myleene Klass at the FHM awards, and finds Russian pop girls Tatu at HMV.

star 7.75
4 votes
Night Out in London

#25 - Night Out in London

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 4

Will decides the boys should reinvent themselves as trendy clubbers and they drive to London in Simon's car, though to gain entry to the best club in town Simon must swap his trainers for a tramp's filthy old shoes. Neil cuts his penis weeing into a can and when Jay inspects the damage they are ejected as perverts. Can things get any worse for the lads? The wheel-clamping of Simon's car might provide the answer.

star 7.75
1621 votes
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The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

#26 - The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 5

Will is asked to co-ordinate the school's Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, and immediately turns the situation to his advantage, using it as an opportunity to volunteer at an old peoples home to try and snare his former babysitter. The other boys help out, except for Simon who has problems of his own.

star 7.73
1581 votes
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Work Experience

#27 - Work Experience

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 2

Following a disappointing Valentines Day a mix-up in the work experience programme means that Neil gets to work in a newspaper office whilst Will is stuck in a garage, where he gets stripped and thrown in a pond as an initiation ceremony. Unwisely he inadvertently invites a work colleague to the school disco, where Simon gets a pleasant surprise from a female admirer.A run-in with a younger boy, however, means that ultimately the boys end up facing their customary public humiliation.

star 7.73
1622 votes
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The Fashion Show

#28 - The Fashion Show

The Inbetweeners Season 3 - Episode 1

It's the start of term and Carli is organising a charity fashion show, and like every school fashion show it's only for the coolest and best looking kids. This means our four heroes aren't involved - or at least not until the last minute when Carli's desperate, but their help proves to be a bigger hindrance than anyone could have imagined.

star 7.68
1876 votes
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Will's Birthday

#29 - Will's Birthday

The Inbetweeners Season 2 - Episode 3

It's Will's seventeenth birthday and he is planning a dinner party but it clashes with a more popular bash so that his only guests are Neil, Jay, Simon and Simon's exchange student Patrice. Out of boredom they gate-crash the other party but only one of them is asked to stay and then bedded by the hostess as a sex object. The other four are sent packing. Needless to say none of those four are French.

star 7.68
1516 votes
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Episode 6

#30 - Episode 6

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 6

Mel B shows us her tiger, and Enrique's mole dishes the dirt on Will Young's make-up artist and Snoop Dogg's appearance in the Muppets. Kate Thornton joins the Bear, Michael Jackson cooks a meal for his girlfriend and David Blaine commences a chilling new challenge. Up in Leeds, Craig David visits his family and friends. Gareth Gates takes the Celebrity Test.

star 7.67
6 votes
Episode 3

#31 - Episode 3

Bo' Selecta! Season 2 - Episode 3

Avid gets arrested for stalking Vanessa Feltz, and Kerry McFadden joins the Bear in his house on Hamster Heath to talk family. Tranny and Suzannah discuss the latest fashion trends, and Kelly tells us about her fashionable new trainers - oh, she's pals with Pink and Avril by the way. Anouska from Big Brother chats to Davina about her time in Oz.

star 7.67
3 votes
No Connection

#32 - No Connection

Breeders Season 2 - Episode 3

Paul fears his culturally fragmented family have lost a vital connection. Gentrification impacts Jim and Jackie as the last of their old neighbours move out and more young professionals move in.

star 7.64
126 votes
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No Surrender

#33 - No Surrender

Breeders Season 2 - Episode 1

The kids are growing up fast – Ava is now 10 and Luke is about to turn 13. With their burgeoning independence comes the question of whether Paul and Ally’s parenting style still works. Clue: no

star 7.64
137 votes
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Bob Dylan: Knockin' on Dave's Door

#34 - Bob Dylan: Knockin' on Dave's Door

Urban Myths Season 1 - Episode 1

Music legend Bob Dylan decides to fly to the U.K. one day to visit his mate Dave Stewart. Soon he finds himself waiting for Dave in his flat dutifully being served tea by his girlfriend. But is he really in the right place? You decide.

star 7.62
273 votes
No Dad

#35 - No Dad

Breeders Season 1 - Episode 5

Paul and Ally are thrilled that Sprout the family gerbil has finally died, but explaining loss to Luke and Ava is more difficult than they thought as grief manifests itself in mysterious ways and throws the family off course.

star 7.61
203 votes
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No Faith

#36 - No Faith

Breeders Season 2 - Episode 4

As a sudden death impacts the older generation of the Worsley family, Ava struggles to keep a profound secret from Paul, and Ally finds it equally difficult to hide her true feelings from Luke.

star 7.60
121 votes
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No Baby

#37 - No Baby

Breeders Season 2 - Episode 5

As Ally contemplates her pregnancy, a new piece of information blows her world apart. A worried Ava tries to help her mom while Luke regrets lying about his anxiety.

star 7.59
112 votes
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The Gig and the Girlfriend

#38 - The Gig and the Girlfriend

The Inbetweeners Season 3 - Episode 2

Simon wants to date a girl in the year below and to try and impress her, he goes to his first gig since his mum took him to see Take That at Wembley Arena. Will, Jay and Neil end up going as well which spoils Simon's chances.

star 7.59
1653 votes
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Home Alone

#39 - Home Alone

The Inbetweeners Season 3 - Episode 5

Will is left home alone when his mother goes away for the weekend with an old schoolfriend, so he decides to take advantage of the situation. After a wild time with the boys ordering items off the internet and raiding the fridge, he wakes up to an unpleasant shock.

star 7.58
1475 votes
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Episode 4

#40 - Episode 4

Back Season 1 - Episode 4

Stephen and Andrew go on an enlightening road trip to meet the pub's suppliers, leaving Geoff to run the pub in his own inimitable way.

star 7.56
152 votes
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No Fear

#41 - No Fear

Breeders Season 2 - Episode 2

Luke’s anxiety is becoming a problem at home and school. Would a medical diagnosis make his life easier or harder? Ally faces further tension after her mother Leah is robbed.

star 7.56
129 votes
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Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant

#42 - Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant

Urban Myths Season 1 - Episode 2

Enigmatic playwright engages exasperating builder, one of whose inventive excuses is dissolved when Sam drives Andre the Giant to school. Sam sees what others do not and thereby helps Andre become his own self. Touching, funny, brilliant.

star 7.55
120 votes
Episode 1

#43 - Episode 1

London Irish Season 1 - Episode 1

Packy bumps into Ryan, an old friend from home; a lovely polite fella whose hand got shot off during a hold-up at a garage where he worked with Packy, while covering Packy's shift. Still feeling guilty about it, Packy decides to donate the proceeds of the pub quiz to Ryan's cause. And, of course, you'd think a good deed would lead to good things...

star 7.49
133 votes
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No Sleep

#44 - No Sleep

Breeders Season 1 - Episode 1

The children won’t sleep – Paul and Ally thought these nights were over. Paul spends the night fighting his own anger and his children’s inability to go the f**k to sleep.

star 7.48
356 votes
Episode 3

#45 - Episode 3

Back Season 1 - Episode 3

When Andrew's improvements to the pub bring amazing TripAdvisor reviews, Stephen worries that they're flying too close to the sun.

star 7.47
169 votes
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Episode 2

#46 - Episode 2

Back Season 1 - Episode 2

After Andrew is left a share of the business in Laurie's will, he and Stephen have very different ideas about how to clear the pub's debts.

star 7.35
209 votes
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No Accident

#47 - No Accident

Breeders Season 1 - Episode 3

Ally attempts to acclimatise to Michael's continued presence while Paul, suspected of intentionally hurting his mum, begins to question if his accident-prone son's frequent injuries might actually be his fault.

star 7.34
238 votes
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Episode 3

#48 - Episode 3

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 3

Avid phones an angry Kate Thornton, and John Lennon returns from beyond the grave to visit Mrs Lennon. The Bear interviews ex-Hollyoaks star Terri Dwyer, while Craig David visits The Hawk Conservancy and Country Park to get a mate for his pet bird. Avid prepares for his mum's party by inviting Vanessa Feltz.

star 7.33
6 votes
No Places

#49 - No Places

Breeders Season 1 - Episode 2

Luke’s parents evening and the surprise arrival of Ally’s estranged father cause Paul and Ally to examine their hopes and dreams for Luke and Ava and discover how far they are willing to go for the sake of their children.

star 7.30
264 votes
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Episode 4

#50 - Episode 4

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 4

Christine Hamilton joins the Bear on the sofa to talk jungles and celebrities. Avid goes for drink with former Boyzone boy and Corrie star Keith Duffy, but is denied access to Geri Halliwell. If there's one thing Michael Jackson can't abide, it's swearing, and after showing us his crib, he is compelled to lecture the Osbournes about their blue language.

star 7.29
7 votes
No Lies

#51 - No Lies

Breeders Season 1 - Episode 4

Michael thrives in his new role as dad and granddad, but Paul and Ally can't adapt to his presence as easily as the children can; Luke's hunt for proof that Santa doesn't exist puts Paul's claim that he never lies to the test.

star 7.21
214 votes
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Episode 5

#52 - Episode 5

Bo' Selecta! Season 1 - Episode 5

The Bear has Sarah Cawood on his sofa to talk Top of the Pops. Destiny's Child show up at a beauty parlour in Bradford where Beyonce slags off the other patrons. At the Soap Awards, Avid meets the heroes of Hollyoaks, Coronation Street's Suranne Jones and Sally Lindsay, and Alex Ferns from Eastenders.

star 7.14
7 votes
Episode 1

#53 - Episode 1

Back Season 1 - Episode 1

Stephen prepares to take over the family business after his dad's death, but foster-brother Andrew's arrival changes everything.

star 7.02
290 votes
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Bonfire Night

#54 - Bonfire Night

Chickens Season 1 - Episode 1

George joins fiancée Winky in writing letters to lonely soldiers whilst Cecil joins the Needlework Guild to send them warm clothes and Bert fails to impress Agnes by trying to get in on the act since all the women are on sex strike in solidarity with the fighters at the front. Cecil however is dismayed to find that his is the effigy on the Guy Fawkes night bonfire.

star 6.92
163 votes