The BEST Episodes of Lip Service

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: BBC Three

Sex, lies and true love in modern Scotland. Following the lives and loves of a group of twenty-something lesbians living in Glasgow.

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Episode 2

#1 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 2012

It’s the morning of Cat’s birthday and Sam has the perfect day planned. Tess helps new flatmate Lexy move in. Things aren’t going so well for Tess on the work front. Frankie’s career is on the up after she lands herself a job photographing a boutique hotel. Frankie’s delighted to see Cat and they share a passionate afternoon together.

star 9.04
75 votes
Writers: Harriet Braun
Episode 4

#2 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2010

After moving into an up-market flat together, Tess explores the world of internet dating, and Frankie embarks on a self-destructive binge that lands her on the wrong side of the law. Meanwhile, Cat tries to make up for her lies by introducing Sam to her parents.

star 8.75
160 votes
Directors: Harry Bradbeer
Writers: Julie Gearey
Episode 3

#3 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2010

Frankie visits the registrar's office to solve the mysteries of her past, but she gets more than she bargained for when she takes a closer look at her parents' death certificates. Cat does her best to make sure she and Sam continue to enjoy their relationship's honeymoon period, a flirtatious encounter at work ends in disaster for Jay, and Tess gets a shock when she decides to pay Lou a surprise visit.

star 8.68
165 votes
Directors: Harry Bradbeer
Writers: Chloe Moss
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 2012

On the day of her first performance, Tess has high hopes for her and Lexy, but things go far from smoothly at the theatre. Sam is also under pressure to lead a major drugs bust, but Ryder is sure she's not ready - is he right? Sadie's weakness for temptation leads her into hot water

star 8.58
73 votes
Directors: Jill Robertson
Writers: Harriet Braun, Lena Rae
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2010

Emotions run high for Frankie at her beloved aunt Carol's funeral, and things get worse when her uncle Cameron treats her like an outsider. Meanwhile, an encounter with a teenage thief gives Cat a second chance to woo Sam at the police station, and Tess tries to coax Lou out of the closet by inviting her to dinner.

star 8.42
145 votes
Directors: John McKay
Writers: Harriet Braun
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2012

Still reeling, the friends each try to deal with events in their own way. When Sam starts asking questions, Frankie makes a drastic decision. Sadie and Lexy both have surprising guests. Tess enlists Ed's help with the difficult Nora, but is unprepared for the consequences.

star 8.32
72 votes
Episode 6

#7 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 16, 2010

Frankie is left reeling when she finally discovers the truth about her childhood. Cat makes a big choice about her future with Sam but her decision is put to the test when she discovers that Frankie is planning to leave town for good. Things start to look up for Tess when she gets an audition, only for a broken lift to throw her chance into jeopardy.

star 8.22
129 votes
Directors: Julian Holmes
Writers: Harriet Braun
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 20, 2012

After a loved-up month on holiday in South America, Cat and Sam arrive back in Glasgow with a colossal bump. It looks like Tess finally has it all: her first proper acting role, a fabulous new flat and a gorgeous girlfriend. Frankie and Tess are struggling with the rent for their new flat and go in search of a flatmate. Frankie bumps into her former flame Sadie and offloads her troubles onto her.

star 8.20
107 votes
Writers: Harriet Braun
Episode 5

#9 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 2010

Tess's 30th birthday is approaching and she's desperate to ignore it, but her friends have other ideas. As Ed organises her surprise party his desire to tell her his true feelings reaches fever pitch, but could their friendship survive if Tess knew the truth? A work assignment brings Frankie and Cat closer together as they take a walk down memory lane, but as their feelings grow deeper a shocking revelation drives Cat back into Sam's arms.

star 8.06
130 votes
Directors: Julian Holmes
Writers: John Jackson
Episode 1

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 12, 2010

Spirited photographer Frankie returns home from America for the funeral of a beloved aunt, but her reappearance throws the lives of her friends and former lovers into disarray.

star 7.95
211 votes
Directors: John McKay
Writers: Harriet Braun
Episode 5

#11 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 18, 2012

When Sam makes an unexpected visit to the flat, a wedge is driven between her and her friends. The situation with Lexy's stalker intensifies but luckily Tess is on hand to help, although Hugh proves an obstacle. Sadie's relationship with Lauren heats up.

star 7.30
44 votes
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 11, 2012

Tess and Lexy are getting closer and when Tess goes on a blind date she calls on Lexy for help. Sadie's irreverent take on waitressing gets her into hot water, but Lauren proves helpful in ways she didn't expect. Sam warms to Lexy, but then makes an alarming discovery.

star 6.72
74 votes
Directors: Jill Robertson
Writers: Harriet Braun, Rachel Anthony