The BEST episodes of Leaving

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

Leaving is a three-part drama written by acclaimed screenwriter Tony Marchant (Mark of Cain, Garrow’s Law, Holding On). It’s a gripping character-driven story about the complexities of love, family and growing up. The drama focuses on 25 year-old Aaron Hughes (Callum Turner) who lives with his parents in Warrington. He’s failed to find work since leaving university and life’s not panning out the way he’d hoped. Julie Ranmore (Helen McCrory) is 45, married and a mum of two. The passion has long since lapsed in her marriage, but her work in a hotel gives her brief moments of joy. After Julie and Aaron begin working together, a bond begins to form between the two and, one night, they share an intimate moment which takes them both by surprise. What follows will have profound implications as they each come to terms with their actions.

Last Updated: 12/11/2023Network: ITV1Status: Ended
Part 3
40 votes

#1 - Part 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/24/2012

Everybody is left feeling from the confrontation in the breakfast room. Julie attempts to to apologise to her family, but they won’t listen and it’s clear she’s not welcome any more. Aaron argues with his father, who is not happy that he has thrown his job away. Angela allows Julie and Aarom to stay in her spare bedroom.

Directors: Gaby Dellal
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Part 1
12 votes

#2 - Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2012

25 year old Aaron Hughes lives with his parents in Warrington. He’s failed to get a job since leaving university and his ex-girlfriend Phoebe is about to marry his brother. Life’s not panning out the way he’d hoped. After he meets Julie Ranmore, a married mum of two, he finds his life changing.

Directors: Gaby Dellal
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Part 2
8 votes

#3 - Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/2012

Aaron and Julie have began a passionate affair and they begin seeing one another in secret. AfterJulie’s friend Angela, the hotel receptionist, finds out about the affair, she helps them conduct it at work. After they are nearly caught by another member of hotel staff, it’s a wake-up call for Juliewho realises that her family is at stake.

Directors: Gaby Dellal
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