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The WORST episodes of Ideal

Every episode of Ideal ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Ideal!

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: 10/29/2022Network:BBC Three
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The Rat
star
6.47
225 votes

#1 - The Rat

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2005

Nicki is getting fed up with Moz not paying her enough attention, PC turns up with a delivery, and a strange man wearing a cartoon mask lets himself into the flat. Moz also has to contend with a couple of unwelcome visitors, in the shape of a rat and rival dealer Pyscho Paul.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Boyfriend
star
6.49
167 votes

#2 - The Boyfriend

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2005

Colin (who's still on probation) tells Moz about the body found across the road with its hand cut off, China's got a new boyfriend, and Nicki returns.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Red Bag
star
6.54
80 votes

#3 - The Red Bag

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/25/2009

Moz has rashly promised to get a proper job and girlfriend Jenny is determined that he keep his word. Cartoon Head has found out about Judith's affair and is out for revenge, whilst Keith and Carol have a dead body to dispose of in the flat opposite.

The Red King
star
6.56
79 votes

#4 - The Red King

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/30/2011

Moz comes face to face with a gang of deadly gingers known as the Red Mist. Carmel has to choose between Colin and Jake, whilst Yasuko leaves Derrick for Fist. With special guests Rula Lenska and Janet Street Porter.

Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Future
star
7.00
51 votes

#5 - The Future

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/16/2008

Moz and Jenny's cosy love situation is thrown into chaos when Psycho Paul's gang hole up in the flat with two members of the Triad as hostages. Fist has some unusual plans for Alan.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Documentary
star
7.02
52 votes

#6 - The Documentary

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/1/2009

Moz's flat is taken over by Cartoon Head's triad and then later by a TV crew.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Healer
star
7.15
55 votes

#7 - The Healer

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/11/2009

Moz decides to stop dealing in an attempt to turn over a new leaf. Jenny is in a coma and different friends try to snap her out of it.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Poster
star
7.19
79 votes

#8 - The Poster

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/7/2010

Moz agrees to help Tilly with her new range of stained T-shirts. Jenny mistakenly believes that Moz has dumped her and gets into all kinds of trouble.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Ear
star
7.20
76 votes

#9 - The Ear

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/28/2010

Finding themselves with a body to dispose of, Moz and Psycho Paul call on Doctor Persil.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Kill
star
7.24
76 votes

#10 - The Kill

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/31/2010

Moz discovers that Cartoon Head's gang are involved in black market organ trading. Judith and Jake embark on an ill-advised plan to kill Cartoon Head.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Accident
star
7.38
103 votes

#11 - The Accident

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/21/2010

Moz asks Cartoon Head's gang for help when Keith and Carol are kidnapped by the Low triad.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Police
star
7.43
105 votes

#12 - The Police

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2011

Moz plots to win back the heart of his true love, Jenny. However, when he discovers she has joined the police force, his plans are thrown into disarray.

Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Boss
star
7.44
55 votes

#13 - The Boss

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/11/2006

Cartoon Head and Psycho Paul pressure Moz into helping them carry out a kidnapping, but he refuses - until the mouse-masked hit-man's infamous boss Stemroach pays him a visit. A policeman gets trapped in the loft, threatening not only the abduction but also the drug dealer's own business.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Love
star
7.45
47 votes

#14 - The Love

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/23/2011

Sitcom about a small-time drug dealer. Moz tries to turn his friendship with Tilly into a full-blown relationship. Colin hires his estranged wife Carmel as an escort girl.

Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Business
star
7.48
136 votes

#15 - The Business

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/17/2010

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

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Debtors
star
7.59
78 votes

#16 - The Debtors

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/2/2011

A penniless Moz calls in his debts. However, his mates seem very reluctant to pay him back. Jess falls under the spell of masked hit man Cartoon Head.

Writer: Graham Duff
The Brothel
star
7.60
81 votes

#17 - The Brothel

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/9/2011

Moz and Nicki begin a rival hash dealing businesses but a price war starts with both businesses attempting to undercut each other. Brian and Carmel open up a brothel.

Writer: Graham Duff
The Stag Do
star
7.62
66 votes

#18 - The Stag Do

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/14/2006

Nicki's moved in with Sangita while Moz has a nervous new neighbour, Judith. Derrick and Yasuko are due to get married and Moz is asked to be best man. Cartoon Head has a special surprise for the stag do.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:iTunes
The Landlord
star
7.70
60 votes

#19 - The Landlord

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/21/2006

Moz's landlord is coming to visit at the most inopportune time.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Affair
star
7.73
104 votes

#20 - The Affair

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2005

Moz gets rid of his stalker and China has split up with her boyfriend. Meanwhile Colin tries to flog some stolen goods (even though he's still on probation) and then steals the photos of Nicki.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The American
star
7.75
103 votes

#21 - The American

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/24/2010

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.

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Passports
star
7.77
101 votes

#22 - The Passports

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/15/2009

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Seduction
star
7.79
230 votes

#23 - The Seduction

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2005

While Nicki is away, Moz tries to play - by attempting to seduce one of his new customers after seeting her at a nightclub where his best mate Kuldip is a DJ. However, the rat (from the previous episode), has other ideas...

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Lapse
star
7.96
51 votes

#24 - The Lapse

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/14/2010

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

Directors: Ben Wheatley
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:Amazon
The Backpacker
star
7.99
101 votes

#25 - The Backpacker

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2005

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.

Directors: Dan Zeff
Writer: Graham Duff
Watch Now:iTunes

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