Ideal

The BEST episodes of Ideal

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 3/27/2022Network: BBC Three
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The Wedding
star
9.15
85 votes

#1 - The Wedding

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/8/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Birthday
star
9.12
50 votes

#2 - The Birthday

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/2/2008

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.

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The War
star
9.09
53 votes

#3 - The War

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/26/2008

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

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The Crabs
star
9.04
57 votes

#4 - The Crabs

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/1/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Temptation
star
8.66
83 votes

#5 - The Temptation

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/18/2009

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.

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The Secret
star
8.59
56 votes

#6 - The Secret

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/19/2008

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

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The Night
star
8.58
60 votes

#7 - The Night

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/20/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Past
star
8.56
55 votes

#8 - The Past

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/5/2008

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

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The Guest
star
8.46
57 votes

#9 - The Guest

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/18/2006

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Nest
star
8.43
60 votes

#10 - The Nest

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/10/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
The Set-Up
star
8.41
59 votes

#11 - The Set-Up

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/24/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Pregnancy
star
8.38
96 votes

#12 - The Pregnancy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/22/2005

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Bath
star
8.30
23 votes

#13 - The Bath

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/17/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Vodka
star
8.30
27 votes

#14 - The Vodka

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/12/2008

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

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The Pains
star
8.28
53 votes

#15 - The Pains

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/28/2008

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

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The Housewarming
star
8.24
25 votes

#16 - The Housewarming

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/5/2010

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.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
The Party
star
8.22
130 votes

#17 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2005

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Christians
star
8.16
31 votes

#18 - The Christians

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/27/2007

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.

Directors: Ben Gregor
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The Television
star
8.14
57 votes

#19 - The Television

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/9/2008

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.

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The Delivery
star
8.11
87 votes

#20 - The Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/25/2006

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Body
star
8.10
67 votes

#21 - The Body

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/2005

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

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Money
star
8.10
31 votes

#22 - The Money

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/2/2006

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Hydroponics
star
8.08
37 votes

#23 - The Hydroponics

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/28/2006

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

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Paintings
star
8.08
53 votes

#24 - The Paintings

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/16/2011

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.

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The Chance
star
8.02
50 votes

#25 - The Chance

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/8/2009

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.

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