The BEST Episodes of Life's Too Short

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2021

Network: BBC Two

In Life's Too Short, Warwick Davis plays a fictional version of himself where he is desperate, conniving, fame-hungry and self-centred, but always gets his comeuppance. He runs a talent agency, Dwarves For Hire, for small people but is always taking the best jobs for himself. Warwick is taking part in the documentary to help raise money to pay off his huge, looming tax bill. Being a "showbiz dwarf" creates many an unusual situation for Warwick and he is constantly trying to use this to his advantage - it's just a shame that nobody recognises him without his costumes...

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Episode 2

#1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2011

Warwick makes a humiliating guest appearance at a Star Wars wedding, but his fortune rises when Johnny Depp hires him to research a new movie role.

star 8.24
734 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 7

#2 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 20, 2011

Warwick attends a charity event in the hope of hanging out with celebrities. However, in trying to impress Sting he ends up spending more than he can afford. Consequently he has to look for a new home and hopes Amy will see him again.

star 7.91
575 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 5

#3 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 8, 2011

Warwick seeks spiritual guidance, and following a visit to the dating agency where he met his wife, he embarks on a quest to find a new partner.

star 7.80
612 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 15, 2011

Warwick throws a party in his new apartment to show it to his ex-wife and his new date Amy. But when Cat Deeley shows up, he can't resist being a player, and no one is impressed.

star 7.75
551 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 1, 2011

During messy divorce negotiations, Warwick asks Ricky and Stephen for personal advice. Meanwhile, he moves into a new apartment and seeks election as chairman of the Society of People of Small Stature.

star 7.68
706 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 2011

After complaints that he takes all the best roles for himself, Warwick launches a website and creates showreels for his clients. But he still takes on a role opposite Helena Bonham Carter.

star 7.66
724 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 10, 2011

With his career on the slide, a massive tax bill, and his wife divorcing him, showbiz dwarf Warwick Davis is forced to open his doors to a film crew 24/7. He seeks advice from old pals Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, but Liam Neeson has beaten him to it.

star 7.65
862 votes
Writers: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant