The BEST Episodes of Ideal

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 27, 2021

Network: BBC Three

Moz is a small-time (hash only) drug dealer. He rarely sets foot outside the confines of his squalid Manchester flat he shares with his long-suffering girlfriend Nicki. He's a lazy slob basically - as Nicki comments, "Jesus, Moz. I've seen coma victims with more 'get-up-and-go'". The series provides a window onto his life, and the bizarre sequence of people who come round to score from him. His dealer is a dodgy copper, his girlfriend is fed up with him, and he has visits from a silent man who wears a cartoon mask.

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The Wedding

#1 - The Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 8, 2007

It's the morning of Moz's wedding and he's woken up next to another woman. Now all he has to do is get rid of her, overcome his nerves, deflect the advances of a very demanding Judith and save Brian from a psychopathic Christian.

star 9.15
84 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The War

#2 - The War

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 26, 2008

As the war with the Triad heats up, Psycho Paul turns Moz's flat into a bootcamp.

star 9.12
52 votes
The Birthday

#3 - The Birthday

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 2, 2008

Nicki's birthday party doesn't go entirely according to plan. Moz splits up with Jenny, Nicki splits up with PC and mysterious neighbour "Fist" kidnaps Kim and Miko.

star 9.10
50 votes
The Crabs

#4 - The Crabs

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 1, 2007

Moz is trying his best to enjoy his stag night. However, Judith has had a party mask super-glued to her face, three crabs have escaped in the flat and Jesus has just appeared in the loft.

star 9.05
56 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Temptation

#5 - The Temptation

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired May 18, 2009

Moz finds it hard to resist other women with his girlfriend still in a coma. Brian finds himself falling in love with a conjoined twin.

star 8.64
83 votes
The Secret

#6 - The Secret

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 19, 2008

Despite Moz and Jenny's best efforts to keep thier affair secret it seems everybody knows what's going on

star 8.60
55 votes
The Night

#7 - The Night

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 20, 2007

Moz tries to hide his dope dealing from the born again Christian builders working in his flat, and lack of sleep is making Nicki hallucinate. Judith the 'reformed' necrophiliac is seen dragging heavy sacks up the stairs into her flat.

star 8.60
57 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Past

#8 - The Past

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2008

Moz reminisces about 1993, the year he first moved into the flat.

star 8.57
53 votes
The Guest

#9 - The Guest

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 18, 2006

It's the day of Derrick and Yasuko's wedding, but Moz has a tough time getting the groom to the registry officer on time. The dealer also has to keep the kidnap victim trapped in his flat a secret from a series of unwanted guests - and accomplish both tasks while under the influence of magic mushrooms.

star 8.53
53 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Set-Up

#10 - The Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 24, 2007

With Nicki out celebrating her hen night, Moz reluctantly agrees to help the Police Constable to set-up Stemroach. Meanwhile Cartoon Head and Psycho Paul have an evil plan all their own.

star 8.43
58 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Nest

#11 - The Nest

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 10, 2007

Moz receives an unwelcome visit from gang leader, Stemroach. Meanwhile, the discovery of a wasp nest in the loft has disastrous consequences for the born again Christian builders.

star 8.42
57 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Pregnancy

#12 - The Pregnancy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 22, 2005

The severed hand makes a return. Moz's stalker (Craig) is back, and spends some quality time with Cartoon Head. Nicki takes a pregnancy test.

star 8.38
92 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Pains

#13 - The Pains

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 28, 2008

When Moz suffers a suspected heart attack, his girlfriend Nicki re-ignites her affair with the PC.

star 8.29
51 votes
The Bath

#14 - The Bath

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 17, 2007

Moz's attempts to enjoy a nice, warm bath are continually thwarted, initally by a steady stream of visitors requiring weed, advice and a shoulder to cry on, then by a bizarre murder.

star 8.29
21 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Vodka

#15 - The Vodka

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2008

When Moz gets a visit from the drunken Jenny things soon get out of hand.

star 8.27
26 votes
The Party

#16 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 15, 2005

Its Moz's birthday, and all Nicki has bought him is a sandwich and some chocolate, so she decides to throw him a party in the flat.

star 8.22
126 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Money

#17 - The Money

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 2, 2006

Nicki wants to leave Moz, while Judith wants to go out with him. An assortment of customers are eager to hand over their money and PC is spoiling for a fight. But the dealer is more concerned with whether the fire brigade are going to show up.

star 8.15
27 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Christians

#18 - The Christians

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 2007

The Police Constable has fallen in love with China, Nicki thinks she's losing her mind and Brian has turned into a Goth. Meanwhile, Moz is forced to perform an exorcism on Jenny the child minder.

star 8.14
28 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Body

#19 - The Body

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2005

Cartoon Head shoots Craig. Nicki tells Moz she's pregnant.

star 8.14
65 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Delivery

#20 - The Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 25, 2006

PC warns Moz of an imminent drugs bust, so the dealer embarks on an unscheduled spring-cleaning exercise as he sets out to destroy all the evidence in his flat. Meanwhile, Colin falls in love, and Nicki goes into labour.

star 8.13
83 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Housewarming

#21 - The Housewarming

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 5, 2010

While Nicki throws a monster fancy dress party, Tilly hosts a pretentious soiree upstairs. Moz is desperately trying to scrape together the ransom money to release his kidnapped dad.

star 8.12
25 votes
Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Graham Duff
The Television

#22 - The Television

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 9, 2008

It's all change for Moz as Nicki moves out and new love Jenny moves in. When Keith finally delivers a new widescreen TV it's almost too big to fit in the flat.

star 8.11
57 votes
The Paintings

#23 - The Paintings

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 2011

Mistakenly believing Moz to be an avant garde artist, Tilly arranges for him have an exhibition. Jess and Cartoon Head experiment with ketamine and find themselves way out of their depth.

star 8.09
53 votes
Writers: Graham Duff
The Hydroponics

#24 - The Hydroponics

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 28, 2006

Moz might be falling for his new neighbour Judith while being haunted by the ghost of Craig.

star 8.09
33 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Backpacker

#25 - The Backpacker

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 8, 2005

A face from Nicki's past arrives unexpectedly wanting to stay, the polaroids from behind the bathroom cabinet go missing and re-appear, and Moz is selling red weed.

star 8.00
102 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff