The BEST episodes directed by Nick Wood

Episode 4
star
8.67
6 votes

#1 - Episode 4

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 4

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The Wig Affair
star
8.56
143 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.

Episode 1
star
8.46
54 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 1 - Episode 1

Sketches: Indian Office, Check Please - Fat, What does it mean to be a Sikh?, Calcutta Male Vocal Choir, New Image Muffins, Check Please - Rash, What does it mean to be a Hindu?, Smita Smitten, Cinema Ad, Going For An English, Check Please - Models, Guru - Rhapsody, Briefly Encountered, Muslim Gag, Dinner at the Coopers, Check Please - Fish smell, Kiss My Chuddies (song), Guru Doorstepper - Becoming a Hindu.

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The Cricket Match
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8.39
134 votes

#4 - 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
8.33
152 votes

#5 - 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
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8.25
138 votes

#6 - 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.

Episode 2
star
8.20
5 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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Naani's Shopping Trip
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8.19
165 votes

#8 - Naani's Shopping Trip

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 2

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

The Birthday Affair
star
8.19
148 votes

#9 - 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.

Cooking the Books
star
8.07
1954 votes

#10 - 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
8.07
88 votes

#11 - 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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The Ghost Affair
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8.01
115 votes

#12 - 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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The Blackout
star
8.00
1524 votes

#13 - The Blackout

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 4

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

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Episode 1
star
8.00
8 votes

#14 - 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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Episode 6
star
8.00
2 votes

#15 - Episode 6

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 6

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The Probation Affair
star
7.98
178 votes

#16 - 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.

Movie
star
7.95
251 votes

#17 - 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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Debbie
star
7.94
278 votes

#18 - 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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Gazman
star
7.90
42 votes

#19 - 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.

Episode 6
star
7.90
468 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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Candle
star
7.89
95 votes

#21 - 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.

Dads
star
7.88
304 votes

#22 - 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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Life on Mars Bars
star
7.88
303 votes

#23 - 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?

Babysitting
star
7.87
137 votes

#24 - 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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Episode 5
star
7.86
469 votes

#25 - 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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D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
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7.86
43 votes

#26 - 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.

Fireworks
star
7.85
302 votes

#27 - 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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Manny's First Day
star
7.85
1702 votes

#28 - 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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The Big Lock-Out
star
7.80
1362 votes

#29 - 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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Car
star
7.79
121 votes

#30 - 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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Hot Tub
star
7.78
131 votes

#31 - 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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He's Leaving Home
star
7.77
1243 votes

#32 - He's Leaving Home

Black Books - Season 1 - Episode 6

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

Romance
star
7.75
151 votes

#33 - 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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Episode 5
star
7.75
4 votes

#34 - Episode 5

Goodness Gracious Me - Season 2 - Episode 5

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Neighbour
star
7.74
252 votes

#35 - 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.

Home Improvements
star
7.73
82 votes

#36 - 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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Amy
star
7.71
226 votes

#37 - 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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Marriage Guidance
star
7.70
122 votes

#38 - 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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Camping
star
7.70
316 votes

#39 - 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
7.67
279 votes

#40 - 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
282 votes

#41 - 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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Episode 4
star
7.64
504 votes

#42 - 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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Band
star
7.64
317 votes

#43 - 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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Keep on Running
star
7.63
46 votes

#44 - 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.

Cricket
star
7.58
69 votes

#45 - 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.

Enough
star
7.56
117 votes

#46 - 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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Absent Father Christmas
star
7.56
174 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.

Winner
star
7.56
151 votes

#48 - 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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Wedding Venue
star
7.55
228 votes

#49 - Wedding Venue

Citizen Khan - Season 1 - Episode 1

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

You Decide
star
7.53
70 votes

#50 - You Decide

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - Season 8 - Episode 7

Gaz is torn between the two girls and although he decides to stay with Janet for the sake of Corinthian, when he goes to tell Donna he realises he loves her, too, and can't be without her.