The BEST episodes directed by Nick Wood

Episode 4
star
8.80
5 votes

#1 - Episode 4

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 4

The comedy sketch show features Mrs Eatmore and tips on 50 ways to leave your mother. The Melodramatic Family demonstrate that organising a picnic is a potential nightmare for anyone who expects things to be just so. There are also appearances for Mrs Eatmore and Fixer Uncle along with familiar faces like the youthful Bhangramuffins and showbiz-gossip kitten Smeeta Smitten. The Maharaja Gourmet reveals a new slant on exotic eating with some challenging delicacies and the very English Coopers, alias the Kapoors, are embarrassed by an undignified error on the golf course.

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The Wig Affair
star
8.57
141 votes

#2 - The Wig Affair

House of Fools - Season 1 - Episode 4

Bob hopes to defend his title of toupee wearer of the year but on the day of the awards, his prized toupee is stolen by their house rat. Bob offers a golden ticket to the person who can retrieve the wig for him in time for the celebrations.

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The Cricket Match
star
8.42
126 votes

#3 - The Cricket Match

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 5

Mrs Khan require calm for a prayer meeting but Mr Khan's plans may cause problems.

Family Holiday
star
8.36
143 votes

#4 - Family Holiday

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 3

Mr Khan is reluctant to dip into the rainy day fund to finance a holiday.

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Amjad's Promotion
star
8.32
131 votes

#5 - Amjad's Promotion

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 4

Mr Khan is determined to be the impresario behind the new call to prayer at the mosque.

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Naani's Shopping Trip
star
8.27
153 votes

#6 - Naani's Shopping Trip

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 2

Mr Khan's plan to attend the Sparkhill Business Association goes awry.

Episode 2
star
8.25
4 votes

#7 - Episode 2

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 2

Sketches: Grandma's Birthday, Guru - Football, Indian Broadcasting Corporation, Mr 'Everything Comes From India' - Royal Family Grandma's Good Luck Cheer, Check Please - Humor, Asians football, Grandma's Bus Stop, Check Please - Underwear, My Son - Dependent, Grandma's Dying, Check Please - Fart, Jamima and Humpty, Great Train Journey of the World.

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The Birthday Affair
star
8.16
144 votes

#8 - The Birthday Affair

House of Fools - Season 1 - Episode 5

When Vic invites Bob's ex-wife Erika over as a surprise for Bob's birthday, Bob is not at all pleased. Unbeknown to Vic, Erika has a death wish for Bob. Vic and Bob decide the only way for them to get Erika to leave, and guarantee Bob's safety, is for Bob to play dead. Bob has never had such a miserable birthday. But there is one more surprise in store for him.

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Cooking the Books
star
8.07
1922 votes

#9 - Cooking the Books

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 1

Bernard’s dodgy accountant has to go on the run, leaving him ill prepared to fill out his own tax return. In fact Bernard would rather do anything than fill it out.

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Escape Room
star
8.03
89 votes

#10 - Escape Room

Not Going Out - Season 9 - Episode 2

As a surprise for Lee's birthday, Lucy invites the whole family to join them in an escape room.

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Movie
star
8.00
242 votes

#11 - Movie

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 3

Lee promises to stop treating Lucy's flat as if he owns it - but not before he has hired it out to a film director.

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Episode 6
star
8.00
2 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 6

Featuring Britain's No 1 kabaddi star, and a special edition of 'Asian Gladiators'.

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Episode 1
star
8.00
7 votes

#13 - Episode 1

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 1

Sketches: Asians world, Tandoori Cooking, The Love Dance - Club, Check Please - Asain Woman, Bollywood Star - Sir Jankie, Check Please - Holding Hands, Mrs 'I Can Make It At Home' - Paris, The Love Dance - Ball, Swingers and Asians, Muslim Harassment, Guru - Female Auras, The Love Dance - Gentlemen's Club, My Son - Fertility, Check Please - Moustache, New Zealand from Cousin, Smita Smitten - Birthday Bash, Check Please - Ass, Come On Binder, Let's Go Bhangra - Punjabi Girl, Guru - Scrabble.

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The Blackout
star
8.00
1502 votes

#14 - The Blackout

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 4

A hyper, coffee fueled Manny is mistaken for a policeman.

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The Probation Affair
star
7.97
177 votes

#15 - The Probation Affair

House of Fools - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Bosh's probation officer visits the flat, Bosh asks Vic, Bob, Julie and Beef to help him convince her he has finally become a decent member of society. To show that he is fully rehabilitated, they open a pop-up restaurant to wine and dine her and secure Bosh's ongoing parole.

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The Ghost Affair
star
7.96
111 votes

#16 - The Ghost Affair

House of Fools - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Ghost Hunter magazine offers a chimp as a prize to anyone who can provide a genuine photo of a ghost, Vic instantly begins ghost hunting around the flat. He performs a séance and successfully conjures up a spirit. If Bob wants to prevent Vic from winning the chimp he needs to ensure Vic does not get hold of the ghost photo.

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Debbie
star
7.96
270 votes

#17 - Debbie

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 2

Lee's past catches up with him when a young woman appears on his doorstep and asks for a cup of sugar.

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Life On Mars Bars
star
7.89
299 votes

#18 - Life On Mars Bars

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 6

Lee dreams of a perfect life with Lucy, but can the reality ever match up?

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Fireworks
star
7.89
296 votes

#19 - Fireworks

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 5

When an old lady wanders into Lucy's flat and makes herself at home on the sofa, Lee doesn't know what to do with her.

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Episode 6
star
7.87
458 votes

#20 - Episode 6

Fresh Meat - Season 1 - Episode 6

Oregon is distraught to learn that her childhood horse is dying, culminating in the revelation that she isn't called Oregon at all, but Melissa.

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Dads
star
7.87
300 votes

#21 - Dads

Not Going Out - Season 5 - Episode 2

Lee's lazy weekend is wrecked when his scrounging father turns up unexpectedly. Having just come out of hospital he needs somewhere to stay for the weekend. Will Lee take on the demanding role of carer?

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Episode 5
star
7.87
457 votes

#22 - Episode 5

Fresh Meat - Season 1 - Episode 5

Vod finds out about Oregon's affair with Shales, while Kingsley is pursuing Ruth at a student demo when they get kettled with Josie, and Kingsley's two-timing is exposed.

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Candle
star
7.86
94 votes

#23 - Candle

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 8 - Episode 1

Janet isn't happy when Gaz arranges a babysitter to look after Corinthian so that they can go out when she turns out to be his ex girlfriend. Janet decides they should stay in for a romantic evening together instead.

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Manny's First Day
star
7.86
1678 votes

#24 - Manny's First Day

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Manny’s help with the tax return Bernard is persuaded to hire him in the shop. Unfortunately he actually sells some books, much to Bernard’s annoyance.

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Babysitting
star
7.85
124 votes

#25 - Babysitting

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 2

Reluctantly Lucy allows Lee’s father, Frank, to babysit and then wishes she hadn’t.

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Gazman
star
7.83
41 votes

#26 - Gazman

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 8 - Episode 2

Donna returns to Runcorn to visit everyone as she has been missing them. Janet thinks that Donna might be lying about her wonderful new boyfriend called Wesley in London. Louise finds life as a mother tough. Donna asks her boyfriend to come to Runcorn to meet everyone.

The Big Lock-Out
star
7.80
1341 votes

#27 - The Big Lock-Out

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 5

The shop gets a new security system that no-one can work.

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He's Leaving Home
star
7.77
1223 votes

#28 - He's Leaving Home

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 6

Manny runs away from the bookshop into the arms of a beard loving photographer.

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Neighbour
star
7.77
246 votes

#29 - Neighbour

Not Going Out - Season 3 - Episode 5

Lucy isn't happy with the noise a new neighbour is making. She asks both Lee and Tim to talk to him but both are scared too. Tim decides to take up boxing so that he will have more courage. Lee ends up going to confront the man.

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Amy
star
7.77
220 votes

#30 - Amy

Not Going Out - Season 3 - Episode 3

Lee and Tim ask a lesbian couple who have moved into the building over for dinner. They are shocked when Lucy discovers a side of herself that she never knew existed.

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Episode 5
star
7.75
4 votes

#31 - Episode 5

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 5

With period drama in Nehru and Jinnah: The Cambridge Years, and the further adventures of Skipinder the Punjabi Kangaroo.

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Car
star
7.75
111 votes

#32 - Car

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 3

Lee's hopes for a stress-free ferry trip to France with Lucy and the children are dashed when they don't leave enough time for the car journey.

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D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
star
7.73
44 votes

#33 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 8 - Episode 5

Donna and Gaz remember the past that they have shared after agreeing to get a divorce. At the end of the day they wonder if the have made the right decision.

Hot Tub
star
7.73
121 votes

#34 - Hot Tub

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 4

Lee and Lucy play Hot Tub Fantasy Date with Anna and Toby, and end up in hot water.

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Camping
star
7.71
309 votes

#35 - Camping

Not Going Out - Season 5 - Episode 3

In a desperate bid to prove his manliness, Lee joins Tim, Daisy and Lucy on a camping weekend in the middle of a dark spooky forest.

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Drugs
star
7.68
273 votes

#36 - Drugs

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 1

After a night spent out clubbing, Tim returns to the flat wearing the wrong coat, and convinces Lee to help him return it to its owner.

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Dancing
star
7.65
272 votes

#37 - Dancing

Not Going Out - Season 4 - Episode 4

Lucy and Tim are distraught. Their parents' 30 year marriage is at an end and their father has moved out of the family home - and into Lee's bedroom.

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Romance
star
7.65
137 votes

#38 - Romance

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 1

After seven years of marriage, Lee and Lucy disagree about the best way to keep the romance alive.

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Home Improvements
star
7.63
84 votes

#39 - Home Improvements

Not Going Out - Season 9 - Episode 1

Lucy's father reluctantly allows Lee to help Lucy clear up the builder's mess in their new kitchen extension.

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Keep on Running
star
7.62
45 votes

#40 - Keep on Running

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 8 - Episode 8

Donna and Janet try to get Gaz to make a decision about who he wants to be with and he ends up deciding to audition both of them. When Gaz finally decides who he wants he heads off to get his girl.

Band
star
7.62
308 votes

#41 - Band

Not Going Out - Season 5 - Episode 1

When Tim joins a band at work and Lucy falls for the lead guitarist, Lee becomes jealous, and decides that if he can't beat them he should join them.

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Wedding Venue
star
7.62
213 votes

#42 - Wedding Venue

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Khan family are preparing for Shazia's wedding - has Mr Khan booked the mosque?

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Marriage Guidance
star
7.62
115 votes

#43 - Marriage Guidance

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 6

If Lee and Lucy’s marriage wasn’t in trouble before they go to Marriage Counselling, it is by the time they leave.

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Episode 4
star
7.62
494 votes

#44 - Episode 4

Fresh Meat - Season 1 - Episode 4

Kingsley is forced to confess to Josie that he is a virgin, and she offers to 'cure' him. But the deal is undercut when Kingsley unexpectedly winds up having sex with drama queen Ruth.

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Winner
star
7.62
141 votes

#45 - Winner

Not Going Out - Season 3 - Episode 2

Lee wins a £1000 after winning an essay writing competition. A journalist shows up to interview Lee but expects him to be disabled after reading his story.

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Cricket
star
7.59
64 votes

#46 - Cricket

Citizen Khan - Season 5 - Episode 1

The opening episode of the 5th season sees Mr Khan make an exhibition of himself in front of a packed house at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Having been made to sleep in the car by Mrs Khan after forgetting their wedding anniversary, Mr Khan is on a mission to make amends. But his boast to Dave that he knows local boy Moeen Ali backfires when Amjad suggests he could get the famous England all-rounder to make a celebrity appearance at the fundraiser that Mrs Khan and Shazia are helping organise. Mr Khan has no option but to get to the cricket match to find Moeen and do whatever it takes.

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Absent Father Christmas
star
7.58
168 votes

#47 - Absent Father Christmas

Not Going Out - Season 3 - Episode 8

Lee's father turns up at the flat unannounced. This is the man who walked out of the family home when Lee was four, never paid his maintenance and ate Lee's goldfish. Lee wants him out of the flat but Lucy tells him that the only way forward is to forgive and forget. Unfortunately, Lee's dad's behaviour makes this virtually impossible for Lee to achieve.

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Party
star
7.55
225 votes

#48 - Party

Not Going Out - Season 3 - Episode 4

Lee and Tim decide to try and throw Lucy a 30th birthday party but they both have different ideas. Lee is not happy when Lucy shows up at the party with a man and decides to try and get rid of him.

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Enough
star
7.55
111 votes

#49 - Enough

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 7

Lee and Lucy’s discussion about whether they should have another child descends into psychological warfare.

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Charlie
star
7.52
115 votes

#50 - Charlie

Not Going Out - Season 8 - Episode 5

Lee is worried that Charlie is getting a reputation at school for being the class clown.

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