The Best Episodes of How Not To Live Your Life

Don the Musical

#1 - Don the Musical 8.40

Season 3 - Episode 7

After seeing the attention Eddie gets in his theatre club's production of Rain Man, Don decides to join up. The club puts on a tremendous production of Top Gun: The Musical. Meanwhile, Brian is still waiting to get a response from Sam about his proposal and is so desperate he even asks Don for advice.

Don Goes Gay

#2 - Don Goes Gay 8.32

Season 2 - Episode 4

Don's lodger, Sam, invites her brother, Jamie, over for the weekend. Dan starts to wonder if he is gay.

Don and the Wedding

#3 - Don and the Wedding 8.19

Season 2 - Episode 6

Don is asked to be the best man at his old school friend's wedding. But finding someone to pretend to be his wife for the day is far from his only challenge.

The Young Ones

#4 - The Young Ones 8.09

Season 1 - Episode 4

While working as a charity street collector, Don meets an attractive girl who is nine years younger. He starts to hang out with her and her friends, but soon finds he isn't as young as he once was.

Directors: Gary Reich, Dan Clark (I)
Don's New Flatmate

#5 - Don's New Flatmate 8.07

Season 2 - Episode 1

With Abby having been gone for about six months, Don and Eddie both want different women to move into the spare room.

The Break Up

#6 - The Break Up 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 6

Things don’t go as planned when Don goes out on the pull with Eddie. Don finds out that Abby is single again when he returns home and he ends up upsetting the girl he met whilst out.

Don's New Job

#7 - Don's New Job 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 1

Don has blown his chances with flatmate Sam and to make matters worse she has a new boyfriend. With no career, Don comes up with an elaborate story about a new job to try to impress her. Things finally appear to be going his way when a chance encounter with high-flying executive Marcus leads to a promotion. Of course being Don, it's not long before it all goes wrong.

Directors: Sam Leifer
Don's Posh Weekend

#8 - Don's Posh Weekend 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 3

Don and his boss Jason socialise together for the first time in the form of a double date with two posh girls they met at work. Don learns never to judge a book by its cover, as his date Felicity is far from prudish. Everything seems to be going well until Felicity invites them to her parents' country house for the weekend. It's a world away from Don's life and he struggles to fit in. He also has some over-protective parents to contend with.

Directors: Sam Leifer
Don the Singer

#9 - Don the Singer 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 3

Sam is dating cool singer-songwriter Jackson, reawakening Don's hitherto unspoken ambition to be a musician.

Don Meets His Maker

#10 - Don Meets His Maker 7.79

Season 3 - Episode 4

Don finds himself having a bad start to the week when he notices that his hair is thinning, He ends up booking an appointment with a specialist to discuss having a hair transplant. Things get worse for Don when he notices that he isn't the centre of attention after he is completely ignored he storms out. After Eddie discovers Don's letter about the transplant he ends up assuming the worst. Eddie, Sam, Brian and Mrs Treacher attempt to support Don when they think that he doesn't have long left to live and Don ends up making the most of the situation.

Directors: Sam Leifer
Home Sweet Home

#11 - Home Sweet Home 7.79

Season 1 - Episode 1

Don's recently deceased grandmother has left him a house in her will. However, it comes with a huge backpayment and a strange man who won't leave. To help ease the load, Don decides to bring in a lodger.

Directors: Gary Reich, Dan Clark (I)
Don Gets Healthy

#12 - Don Gets Healthy 7.77

Season 2 - Episode 5

Don joins a gym to prove to Sam and Eddie that he's fit and healthy, but he fails to get beyond the running machine without passing out. He soon gives up on the gym and decides to go for a colonic irrigation, instead, where he ends up agreeing to go on a date with the therapist.

Don Dates a Cougar

#13 - Don Dates a Cougar 7.74

Season 2 - Episode 2

Don starts dating an older woman but can't handle the grown up world she lives in. Sam has befriended a male friend from university who Don catches rifling through her underwear drawer.

Don Dates a Homeless

#14 - Don Dates a Homeless 7.66

Season 3 - Episode 5

Don ends up surprising himself after he takes pity on pretty homeless woman called Susan. Sam ends up suggesting that he ask her out. When Sam returns home with Brian, she discovers Susan sitting on the sofa in their living room whilst Don runs her a bath. The following day Don doesn't want Susan to leave but after he offends her on a day out he tries to make it up to her by getting to know her friends better.

Directors: Sam Leifer
The Field Trip

#15 - The Field Trip 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 2

In an attempt to prove to Abby that he's a good person, Don accompanies her on a field trip with the kids from her school. However, his plan goes horribly wrong...

Directors: Gary Reich, Dan Clark (I)
Don Does Therapy

#16 - Don Does Therapy 7.60

Season 3 - Episode 6

Don learns that Brian is going to ask Sam to marry him and realises that he still has feelings for Sam. Eddie suggests that Don sees a therapist where he ends up taking the therapist into his confidence and confessing his feelings for Sam, as well as some slightly shocking habits. Sam decides to throw a fancy dress party to celebrate Brian's birthday. Don feels unnerved when he learns that his therapist has come along in fancy dress. Don tries to find him at the party to stop him from revealing any of his secrets.

Directors: Sam Leifer
Fake Wake

#17 - Fake Wake 7.43

Season 1 - Episode 3

Don discovers he's got to put on a wake for his dead grandmother, the only problem is he's already cremated her.

Directors: Dan Clark (I), Gary Reich
Like Father, Like Don

#18 - Like Father, Like Don 7.28

Season 1 - Episode 5

Don gets a new job working for Karl's dad, Glen. While there, the feud between the two increases and Don finds the father figure he never had.

Directors: Dan Clark (I), Gary Reich
Don's Angry Girlfriend

#19 - Don's Angry Girlfriend 7.24

Season 3 - Episode 2

Things are looking up for Don as he has begun to date a sweet girl called Jenny. However, her behaviour starts to ring alarm bells as her moods swing from adorable to violent in an instant, turning Don into a battered and bruised mess. To make matters worse nobody believes him. The tension comes to a head during the local pub quiz. Don and Jenny join Sam and Brian's team. They are determined to beat arch rival Derek. Jenny hates losing. Is this a chance for Don to show everyone her violent side?

Directors: Sam Leifer