The BEST Episodes of Free Agents

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Network: Channel 4

This new six-part comedy stars Stephen Mangan, Sharon Horgan and Anthony Head. Alex is a talent agent suffering the emotional fall-out from his divorce. Helen, his fellow agent, has the office next to him and is also in pain; overcome with grief from a recent bereavement. Deluded Alex believes they are perfect for one another. Helen thinks quite the opposite. Yes she's slept with him – twice – but there is absolutely no way she is doing it again... Free Agents depicts a world in which the agents' boss, their clients, friends, relatives, accountants and even ex-girlfriends are as bizarrely dysfunctional as Alex and Helen themselves. This is a comedy about an on-(mostly)-off, romance between two people who might just have a positive future together if they can shake off their pasts.

Episode 1

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 13, 2009

Alex (Mangan) is a talent agent suffering the emotional fall-out from his divorce. Helen (Horgan), his fellow agent, has the office next to him and is also in pain; overcome with grief from a recent bereavement. Deluded Alex believes they are perfect for one another. Helen thinks quite the opposite. Yes she's slept with him – twice – but there is absolutely no way she is doing it again...

star 6.70
156 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel
Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 20, 2009

Alex is not happy about Helen having slept with Doctor Two Scenes. After they argue Helen heads off to Colchester to sleep with the Doctor while Stephen takes Alex to a brothel.

star 6.70
78 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel
Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 20, 2009

Just before Valentine's day, Helen posts Alex's personal details on a dating website, leading to an old girlfriend connecting with Alex again

star 6.60
130 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel
Episode 3

#4 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 27, 2009

Alex is still homeless. After Helen finds him sleeping in his car his day gets even worse when their boss Stephen tells them his old friend and rival agent Charlie Renfrew has died.

star 6.60
130 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel
Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 13, 2009

With Helen's birthday approaching, Alex decides to throw her a party. Her ex sister in law Sophie takes control of the arrangements though.

star 6.30
78 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel
Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 6, 2009

Alex helps Helen look after her god daughter. Alex learns from his children that his ex has a new boyfriend. Alex tries to find out what their new step father is like.

star 6.00
52 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Chris Niel