The BEST Episodes of Miranda

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2020

Network: BBC One

Sitcom starring Miranda Hart. It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat, quite literally.

A Brief Encounter

#1 - A Brief Encounter

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 28, 2013

A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision: she's going travelling.

star 9.02
263 votes
Just Act Normal

#2 - Just Act Normal

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 13, 2010

Miranda and Penny are forced into therapy for an assessment. How will they cope when trapped in a room together for a half hour session with an unnervingly silent therapist? All they have to do is sit quietly and control themselves. Testing times for any mother and daughter, let alone Miranda and Penny.

star 8.79
232 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
Excuse

#3 - Excuse

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 7, 2009

An old school insists on throwing Miranda a party to introduce her to a suitable man. Miranda is notoriously bad at coming up with excuses, but when she sees a photo of her intended date he's so bad that the only option left is to lie and come out to her mother.

star 8.71
360 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
Three Little Words

#4 - Three Little Words

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 21, 2013

Will Stevie persuade Miranda to declare her true feelings towards Gary?

star 8.64
254 votes
It Was Panning

#5 - It Was Panning

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 26, 2012

Penny threatens to cancel Miranda’s Christmas unless she attempts to sort her life out. She makes her go into detox. Stevie has a new executive job and Miranda decides to try and get an office job as well but it all ends up proving too much.

star 8.48
285 votes
The Dinner Party

#6 - The Dinner Party

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 7, 2013

Miranda has decided to prove to herself and her friends she can officially be an adult.

star 8.44
271 votes
What a Surprise

#7 - What a Surprise

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 1, 2013

Penny manages to embarrass her daughter after she decides to run for local councillor with Tilly supporting her. Gary decides to join the dating scene and Miranda decides she has to do the same. They both attempt to find dates for Stevie’s birthday party.

star 8.38
274 votes
Holiday

#8 - Holiday

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 30, 2009

Being young, free and single has its advantages, like jetting off to Thailand on holiday for a few days. Miranda however, sets her Holiday sights lower.

star 8.28
373 votes
A New Low

#9 - A New Low

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 6, 2010

Miranda and Stevie compete to be best friends with the new waitress at the restaurant, Tamara. The trouble is Tamara is 22 and they both find keeping up with an energetic 20 something surprisingly tiring. Their age becomes an issue after an art class, followed by all night karaoke, followed by a swimming experience that puts Miranda face to face with her nudity issues.

star 8.22
261 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
Job

#10 - Job

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 23, 2009

Miranda's mother is ashamed of her joke shop job, so Miranda decides to find a new career.

star 8.22
433 votes
Date

#11 - Date

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 9, 2009

Miranda gets overexcited by the prospect of her first real date and decides it's time to try to be more girly, but her makeover doesn't go quite to plan.

star 8.20
565 votes
The New Me

#12 - The New Me

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 15, 2010

Since Gary left for Hong Kong, and her chance at a relationship with him gone, Miranda has been watching telly all day in her pyjamas with a packet of biscuits for company. However, Stevie eventually persuades her to stop wallowing and Miranda decides to move on, start a new regime and become the new her, like we all attempt to do every New Year. She will get fit, loose weight and become the type of woman her boarding school nemesis Tilly, and hard to please mother, Penny, would be proud of. She goes for lunch with the girls and meets the new chef, Danny, but her attempt at re-invention goes horribly wrong. Well, Sushi restaurants are hard to deal with and Miranda has never coped around attractive men. All not helped by the fact that Penny has left Miranda's father and moved in with her. You are never going to feel good when your mother tells everyone she is washing your control pants. She nearly gives up when she meets a woman who fills her with a new 'girl power' confidence. Can she get the new chef and maintain the new her?

star 8.20
339 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
Je Regret Nothing

#13 - Je Regret Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 14, 2013

Trapped in her flat and being shouted at, Miranda is forced to think about her regrets.

star 8.15
260 votes
Teacher

#14 - Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 16, 2009

Miranda takes A French class and Tango lessons so Gary willl see her in a sexual light. Things don't quite go to plan.

star 8.14
434 votes
Dog

#15 - Dog

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 2009

When a handsome guy leaves his wallet in the shop, Miranda and Stevie argue over who he'd prefer to take to dinner if he had to choose one of them. Meanwhile, Miranda is invited to a Regatta and is determined to be able to cope at a tricky social occasion just once.

star 8.03
330 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
The Perfect Christmas

#16 - The Perfect Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 20, 2010

It's Christmas and Miranda would like a relaxing and fun time without her parents After Penny's Best Christmas Jumper Party on the 23rd of December, Miranda and Stevie try to spend Christmas at the shop with Gary, Clive and Tilly. What could possibly go wrong? Well, after the online present shopping doesn't arrive, the infuriating encounter at the post office (is there anything more annoying than a 'we tried to deliver but you were out' card?), a run-in with some carol singers and a couple of arguments with friends, maybe Christmas would be better with her family.

star 8.01
321 votes
Directors: Juliet May
Writers: Miranda Hart
Let's Do It

#17 - Let's Do It

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 29, 2010

Things look up for Miranda's love life after she finds herself with two dates - one with the best man of Tilly's fiance, the other with a charming acquaintance of Stevie. She is especially thrilled by the unusually smooth running of her rendezvous with the latter - but problems arise when she attracts even more attention from an unwanted source.

star 7.90
299 votes
Before I Die

#18 - Before I Die

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2010

Miranda is a clumsy woman but falling in a grave at the end of a funeral service was something not even she was expecting. The experience gets her thinking about what people will say at her funeral and she wants it to be good, so she signs up a for a charity parachute jump, reads to the elderly and helps her mother Penny and her boarding school nemesis Tilly organise a charity wine tasting event. Hilariously, her good deeds do not go as well as planned.

star 7.85
353 votes