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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#8 - The Past
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2008
Moz reminisces about 1993, the year he first moved into the flat.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - The Body
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2005
Cartoon Head shoots Craig. Nicki tells Moz she's pregnant.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.