The Best Episodes of Ideal

Last Updated: May 22, 2019

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.

The Crabs

#1 - The Crabs

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Birthday

#2 - The Birthday

Season 4 - Episode 6

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 10.00
1 votes
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The Set-Up

#3 - The Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Past

#4 - The Past

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 9.00
1 votes
The Secret

#5 - The Secret

Season 4 - Episode 4

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

star 9.00
1 votes
The Wedding

#6 - The Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.56
27 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Pregnancy

#7 - The Pregnancy

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Delivery

#8 - The Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.37
27 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The War

#9 - The War

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 8.27
22 votes
The Night

#10 - The Night

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.26
27 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Housewarming

#11 - The Housewarming

Season 6 - Episode 8

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 8.22
23 votes
Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Graham Duff
The Bath

#12 - The Bath

Season 3 - Episode 5

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 8.21
19 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Paintings

#13 - The Paintings

Season 7 - Episode 4

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 8.17
23 votes
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Business

#14 - The Business

Season 6 - Episode 1

After nine months away, Moz and Jenny return to find Nicki has taken over the business.

star 8.17
25 votes
Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Graham Duff
The Money

#15 - The Money

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.12
25 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The Christians

#16 - The Christians

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.12
26 votes
Directors: Ben Gregor
Writers: Graham Duff
The Passports

#17 - The Passports

Season 5 - Episode 6

Moz and Jenny get ready to try and leave the country with stolen passports. When a strange crate arrives from Russia, Psycho Paul's human trafficking plans don't go to plan.

star 8.05
21 votes
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The Party

#18 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.05
39 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
The American

#19 - The American

Season 6 - Episode 2

Moz and Jenny's plans to move to Italy are thrown into disarray when Moz learns he has been removed from the most wanted list. Brian is dumped by his transgender boyfriend, Nathaniel.

star 8.05
24 votes
Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Graham Duff
The Backpacker

#20 - The Backpacker

Season 1 - Episode 5

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
2 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Body

#21 - The Body

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Dan Zeff
Writers: Graham Duff
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The Pains

#22 - The Pains

Season 4 - Episode 1

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

star 8.00
1 votes
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The Television

#23 - The Television

Season 4 - Episode 7

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 8.00
1 votes
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The Chance

#24 - The Chance

Season 5 - Episode 5

Colin and Carmel's wedding day arrives. To escape getting a prison sentence Moz considers leaving the country. Brian finds something out that he was not expecting about his new boyfriend.

star 8.00
21 votes
The Lapse

#25 - The Lapse

Season 6 - Episode 5

With Jenny away, Moz finds himself falling for the charms of both his ex-girlfriend Nicki and his sophisticated American neighbour Tilly.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writers: Graham Duff