The BEST Episodes of Man Like Mobeen
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020
Network: BBC Three
Meet Mobeen Deen, a 28 year-old from Small Heath in Birmingham who just wants to follow his faith, lead a good life, and make sure his younger sister fulfils her potential. But can he juggle these when his criminal past and reputation is always chasing him?
#1 - Moving Food
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2020
Mobeen is trying to do a good deed by helping out at the local food bank. But juggling this with strict orders from Uncle Khan to launder money could leave him with a deadly debt that’s impossible to pay.
#2 - You Reap What You Sow
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2020
After the attack on his best friends and threats against his little sister, Mobeen is armed, dangerous and set for revenge. But can he solve his problems without any bloodshed?
#3 - Permanent Exclusion
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2020
Mobeen and Aks must demonstrate their commitment to a good cause to prevent her being excluded from school. This involves attending the funeral of Mobeen’s former teacher - but when drug a deal goes wrong at the church, Mobeen has bigger things to worry about.
#4 - Wrestling with the NHS
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 7, 2019
When Aks breaks her shoulder and heads for hospital with the boys, Accident and Emergency is the state of play. With Mobeen, Eight and Nate looking shifty de facto, the authorities start to get suspicious about how Aks may have sustained her injuries. In the waiting room, we see life in an overstretched A&E, and the gang in a constant battle to prove their innocence, battle prejudice and, of course, keep Pakistani Rain Man (Eight) out of trouble.
#5 - Fake News
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 7, 2019
Dogs and ethnic minorities have a very bad track record. So when a clip involving Mobeen and an Alsatian goes viral, it’s a disaster. Aks is drawn in by the prospect of internet fame, while Mobeen tries to see if the spark between him and Aks’s teacher, Miss Aitken, is worth pursuing. The past finally catches up with our hero, though, leaving him with some very difficult decisions to make. Our season finale will change the game forever.
#6 - This Is the Ends
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 26, 2020
Mobeen and the gang must get out of Small Heath, but can he tie up loose ends and guarantee his sister’s safety before the police or Khan’s gang take him down?
#7 - Prom Night
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 7, 2019
It's Aks's prom night, but will Mobeen let her go? With rumours about the debauchery at previous proms and the threat of a stabbing, Mobeen must safeguard her at any cost. Things get complicated when a classmate of Aks's, Ridwan, makes some very unwise decisions that leave Mobeen very concerned. Eight, meanwhile, is in danger of getting in too deep with a local wide boy and he is potentially going to drag everyone down with him. Can Mobeen manage to keep everyone out of trouble?
#8 - Boys in the Wood
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 26, 2020
With a hit out on Officer Harper, Mobeen steps in to try and save his life and take him out of the firing line. Eight and Nate must stall Harper’s assassin long enough for Mobeen and Harper to escape through the woods.
#9 - Upper Room
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 17, 2017
Eight has gone missing, so Mobeen and Nate go on a mission to find him. On discovering him hiding in an abandoned den deep in a Small Heath wood, Eight reveals that his beloved Dadha is dying and wants to see the boys one last time before he passes to the upper room. When the friends visit him on his death bed, they are disturbed to hear that Dadha has been keeping a dark secret and needs the boys to help him visit the family video shop one last time before he dies. After a terrifying escape, the boys encounter something they definitely weren't expecting.
#10 - Return of the Pack
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 7, 2019
They say the past is never far away. And for Mobeen, it’s about to punch him in the throat. Cal, an old friend makes an unexpected return to Small Heath, leaving Aks, Eight and Nate very concerned about what this means for Mobeen. Can he stay clear of trouble, or are things about to take a turn for the worse?
#11 - Bagpuss
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 17, 2017
Mobeen receives a surprise visit from the armed police, who arrest his friend Eight on suspicion of supplying drugs to school children in Small Heath - based on the description of an 'Asian male in jogging bottoms'. The real culprit is Shahid, a local dealer who's enlisted his mum's cousin's cousin - 14 year-old Kareema - to move his gear. But Mobeen refuses to snitch. When Kareema asks Mobeen's little sister Aks to help her hide the drugs from the police, she follows her brother's example. When Mobeen finds out, he has no other option than to go looking for Shahid - but will his actions have more drastic consequences?
#12 - H-ALTRight
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 17, 2017
Staring hate, violence and societal fractures in the face, Mobeen and his crew see the far right in their truest form, at an anti-Islam demonstration. After Aks throws a flask and hits the leader Robbie Tomlinson square in the face, Mobeen takes the blame and is arrested. He's then accidentally placed in the same police van as Robbie. As Mobeen and Robbie go head to head inside the van, outside the van (and much to Aks's dismay) Eight and Nate desperately need to go to the toilet but can't escape the police cordon. Eventually they decide to brave the toilet in the only pub for miles around, which is packed with skinheads from the demonstration.
#13 - Wifey Riddim
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 17, 2017
When Mobeen learns that his little sister Aks has been suspended from school for fighting, he realises that he might not be the best role model to parent her. So when he bumps into two notorious uncles after Friday prayers, they suggest that an arranged marriage might bring a much needed female perspective into Aks's life. Initially Mobeen quashes the idea, but after reflecting on it with best friends Eight and Nate, he decides arranged marriage might be the answer after all. When Uncle Habib arranges for Mobeen to meet a prospective wife, Khadijah, and her father, things don't quite go to plan - thanks to the unexpected arrival of ‘weird' Uncle Shady.