The Best Episodes of Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Camera follow teams of High Court Enforcement Agents, dealing with the execution of High Court Writs.
#1 - Episode 35
Season 5 - Episode 35
Gareth and Mitch are on the trail of £2,500 in unpaid parking tickets in Cardiff, and while the debtor is not at home, they notice his car is sporting false number plates and call the police. The duo also face an angry defendant in Swindon when trying to collect £2,000 for unpaid rent on a lock-up, while in Buckinghamshire, Matt and Garry consider seizing a haul of luxury watches to pay more than £16,000 owed to a landlord.
#2 - Episode 36
Season 5 - Episode 36
Stewart and Elmor set out to evict a tenant from a property in Manchester but when the man claims he knew nothing about the court order tempers begin to fray. A car salesman in Cumbria is not happy about paying £4,500 to a dissatisfied customer, and in Shropshire a pub licensee claims she is unable to pay the rent she owes to her ex-landlord. With emotions running high, can she cut a new deal?
#3 - Episode 38
Season 5 - Episode 38
Gareth and Mitch collect debts owed for unpaid home improvements, but the debtor claims he has been kicked out of the property. Stewart and Vic chase an unpaid parking fine but must deal with the debtor's protective brother.
Season 3 - Episode 14
#5 - Episode 16
Season 5 - Episode 16
Sheriffs try to recover almost £2400 from a company director for unpaid invoices in Manchester, while agents in Kent chase nearly £4000 owed by a couple for unpaid rent.
#6 - Episode 23
Season 5 - Episode 23
The debt collectors take action to serve a writ issued for the organiser of a music festival.
#7 - Episode 9
Season 5 - Episode 9
Matt and Gary face an angry mob at a high-performance car dealer. Gary and Cona's straightforward case turns into sensitive when a father's backstory is revealed.
#8 - Episode 8
Season 5 - Episode 8
Gary and trainee Cona face a case of potential mistaken identity, Del and Max turn detective to confirm another debtor, Paul works with a film producer on the verge of bankruptcy, and Gary is forced to seize a car from a young couple.
#9 - Episode 20
Season 5 - Episode 20
Max and Steve attempt to calm and situation where a debtor loses his temper. Matt and Garry attempt to help an accountant who is asset rich but cash poor.
#10 - Episode 24
Season 5 - Episode 24
Gareth and Mitch are in north Devon with a writ to recover more than £8,000 owed by a dissatisfied customer to a supplier of windows and doors. In Nottingham, Stewart and Vic are on an eviction that will test their patience to the limits, with a landlord who wants his property back after months of rent arrears and alleged anti-social behaviour.
#11 - Episode 20
Season 4 - Episode 20
Paul and Ben attend the eviction of a mother and daughter from their flat, but discover their door has been reinforced with irresistible steel, which the locksmith is unable to drill through. Brian and Del call upon an East London garage to reclaim £7,000 to a dissatisfied customer, but find the business – and the customer's vehicle – in a state of disrepair. Paul and Steve attend an eviction where they find the occupants have been subletting from the tenant, not the landlord, but come up against a language barrier. Brian and Del call upon a woman who has acted as guarantor on her sister's tenancy agreement, but with her sister now £10,000 in arrears, is forced to take responsibility for the debt.
#12 - Episode 15
Season 5 - Episode 15
In Coventry, the sheriffs chase £10,000 owed by a publican to a contractor. The property appears to be empty, but after finding an ingenious method of entry, Matt and Garry are confronted by a surprised and angry landlord. Meanwhile, agents Max and Steve head to central London to try to recover almost £8,000 owed to a firm of accountants
#13 - Episode 17
Season 5 - Episode 17
Max and Steve have a writ to recover a disputed debt owed by the owner of a bridal shop, and also face a challenging eviction. Gary and Cona are chasing money owed by a small business, and recovering vet fees.
#14 - Episode 19
Season 5 - Episode 19
Matt and Garry face a threatening situation when they try to recover some unpaid nursery fees, a young driver's failure to pay some parking fines cause a family ructions.
#15 - Christmas Special
Season 3 - Episode 13
The debt collection agents grapple with emotional evictions and moral dilemmas during the festive period, including a young family in Crystal Palace who are made homeless when the landlord repossesses their home because he wants to redevelop the property. The eviction comes as a shock to the family as they are up-to-date with their rent, but have just one hour to gather their belongings. Plus, an acrimonious divorce in Chessington comes to a head when the estranged wife obtains a writ to reclaim the house, and an off-licence owner in Hampshire with unpaid rent of more than £5,000 battles to keep his business open just as everything shuts down for the holidays.
#16 - Episode 4
Season 5 - Episode 4
The High Court Enforcement Agents hear a call to arms, get tangled in a family's convoluted web and Paul takes a blow from some shop shutters.
#17 - Episode 6
Season 5 - Episode 6
A debtor in London ties his car to a tree to stop agents taking it in payment, a church ministry owes rent and a barber owes a business consultancy.
#18 - Benefits Special
Season 2 - Episode 12
Paul and Steve attend the eviction of a family who owe more than £12,000 in rent arrears, but the situation turns confrontational when the landlord arrives. Later, they are forced to evict a hard-working young nurse who is desperately seeking a home for her young family through no fault of her own. Meanwhile, Brian and Kevin deal with a single mother whose overall debts come to more than £45,000, but is struggling with any form of repayment, and later meet an aggressive debtor recovering from a brain tumor who refuses to pay his dues, despite owing more than £2,000 to a lawyer.
#19 - Episode 14
Season 5 - Episode 14
The High Court Enforcement Agents tackle a surprisingly violent travel agent and a tricky shop owner and a neighbour at war.
#20 - Episode 8
Season 4 - Episode 8
Paul and Steve evict a tenant who owes more than £8,000 in rent arrears, but discover her property has been sub-let and that she has multiple occupants living there. Brian and Alan attempt to reclaim more than £7,000 from a drainage firm who owe money to a former supplier, but discover the debtor has very few assets to offset the debt. Paul and Steve then attend an eviction in North London, where the tenant has been behind on her rent for nearly six years – but to their surprise find a menagerie of electrical goods including TVs, laptops, games consoles and designer clothing. Brian and Del try to reclaim £38,000 owed by a café owner in unpaid rent.
#21 - Episode 5
Season 5 - Episode 5
The Agents try to recover more than £12.000 owed by a jeweller to one of his suppliers and chase up more than £5000 owed by a tenant to her former landlord for rent arrears.
#22 - Episode 12
Season 5 - Episode 12
Matt and Garry incur the wrath of a man whose former girlfriend wants to recover the money he owes her, and a taxi company tries to hide its debts.
#23 - Episode 13
Season 5 - Episode 13
The agents face ugly scenes at a beauty salon, a film producer has a drama on his hands, and a mother and son try to hide from a debt owed to a garage.
#24 - Episode 19
Season 4 - Episode 19
Gareth and Craig pursue the owner of a roofing business who owes £3,000 to a loan company, but on arrival at the property, the occupant denies the debtor lives at the property. Steve and Phil attend an eviction in South London, and find a family living in the back of a disused shop, which has been sub-let by the tenant. Gareth and Craig attend a farmhouse, where the debtor owes £5,700 in unpaid vets bills, but the debtor claims she has been making regular payments to the claimant – a fact which the agents discover is correct. Paul and Steve attempt to reclaim £30,000 owed by a dry cleaning business, but the proprietor claims he is broke, until Paul makes a shocking discovery.
#25 - Episode 15
Season 4 - Episode 15
Stewart and Vic attempt to reclaim £5,000 owed by a customer to a garage for repair work on a damaged van, but the debtor immediately becomes aggressive and calls upon a local Anti-Bailiff protest group to come and confront the agents. Del and Dael attempt to reclaim nearly £7,000 owed by a man to his ex-girlfriend. When they threaten to remove the debtor's girlfriend's possessions, the situation becomes heated. Stewart and Vic attempt to reclaim £6,500 owed by a garage in consultancy fees, but the debtor refuses to take responsibility for the writ. Del and Dael visit a woman who owes £3,700 in solicitor's fees, but are forced to take a risky gamble to secure payment.