The BEST Episodes of Nathan Barley
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020
Network: Channel 4
Nathan Barley is 26. He is a webmaster, guerrilla filmmaker, screenwriter, DJ and in his own words, a "self-facilitating media node". He is convinced he is the epitome of urban cool and therefore secretly terrified he might not be, which is why he reads Sugar Ape Magazine - his bible of cool. Dan Ashcroft writes searing columns for Sugar Ape. He's considered astonishingly cool, but only by those he despises. He is surrounded by idiots and practically worshipped by Nathan (whom he considers to be their king). He is 34. Why has he failed to move on? Claire Ashcroft, 27, is Dan's sister. Like Dan she despises "cool". Unlike Nathan she despises novelty, trash, irony and gadgets. She is furious that no one will fund her hard-hitting documentary about a choir of reformed junkies.
#1 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 4, 2005
Dan accidentally creates a new hairstyle after sleeping in paint. Nathan tries to impress glam TV chick Dajve ""dave"" Bikinus. Something is killed.
#2 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2005
Baffled human wreck Dan Ashcroft watches in horror as his world is over-run with 24 carat berks, led by a strutting, brainless cock-of-the-walk called Nathan Barley, who, distressingly, has designs on Dan's sister Claire.
#3 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2005
In the final episode, Nathan finds his way into Claire's meeting with a TV commissioner, Pingu is finally broken like a rag doll and Dan discovers a way to get rid of Nathan.
#4 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2005
Dan is canonised against his will, while Nathan throws a party for his God-defeatingly rubbish website and oozes closer to Claire.
#5 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 11, 2005
Editor Jonatton wants Dan to take part in some straight-on-straight gay action. A coke-blasted model proves an irresistible lure for Nathan.
#6 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2005
While Dan is plagued by a shrieking twit of a photographer called 15Peter20, Nathan grooms Claire with alcohol and unsolicited breast massage.