This Life

The BEST episodes of This Life

Every episode of This Life ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of This Life!

Cult drama series about a group of aspiring young lawyers sharing a shabby house in London, charting their careers and personal lives.

Last Updated: 9/28/2022Network: BBC Two
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Apocalypse Wow!
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Apocalypse Wow!

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/7/1997

Can Miles go through with the wedding? Will Anna be able to deal with it if he does? Will Egg and Milly's new-found happiness last? Will Ferdy finally come to terms with his sexuality?

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The Secret Of My Excess
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9.50
2 votes

#2 - The Secret Of My Excess

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/10/1997

Miles offers Anna a shoulder to cry on. Milly begins to see the downside of her actions.

Directors: Joe Ahearne
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He's Leaving Home
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9.00
1 votes

#3 - He's Leaving Home

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/1997

Warren is planning a world tour, but is he ready to finish his therapy? Milly and Miles disagree about who should take his room. Egg learns something new about Nicki. And Ferdy's sexual confusion is heightened when he ends up on a date with Kira and Jo.

Directors: Joy Perino
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Room With a Queue
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9.00
1 votes

#4 - Room With a Queue

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/8/1997

Miles takes matters into his own hands when the search for a new flatmate begins. Anna considers desperate measures to get work. Kira's strategy with Jo is starting to pay off.

Directors: Joy Perino
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The Plumber Always Rings Twice
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9.00
1 votes

#5 - The Plumber Always Rings Twice

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/5/1997

Milly is suspicious of Rachel and O'Donnell's new rapport since the trip to Paris. A visitor to the house arouses Ferdy's interest. Anna's celebration with Sarah does not quite go as planned. Miles still resists his father's invitation.

Directors: Harry Bradbeer
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Wish You Were Queer
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9.00
1 votes

#6 - Wish You Were Queer

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/12/1997

Miles and Anna become professional rivals. Nicki is upset by Egg's betrayal.

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Who's That Girl?
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9.00
1 votes

#7 - Who's That Girl?

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/19/1997

Will Miles make a hasty decision about his new girlfriend? Milly and Rachel's relationship comes to a head. And a lost condom sends Jo into a panic.

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From Here To Maternity
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - From Here To Maternity

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/26/1997

Milly throws caution to the wind when Egg accuses her of being boring. Anna gets some news from home. Ferdy needs some time on his own.

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Diet Hard
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - Diet Hard

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/17/1997

Egg's expectations for the opening night at the cafe prove to be slightly overambitious. Ferdy opts for a one-night stand. Kira and Kelly make plans for the future.

Directors: Joe Ahearne
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Milly Liar
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9.00
2 votes

#10 - Milly Liar

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 7/24/1997

Miles wins his case, but Francesca has convinced herself that he does not want to go through with the wedding. Milly panics when a stupid lie backfires. Anna lets Miles in on an alarming secret, and Ferdy confesses all to Lenny.

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Secrets and Wives
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9.00
1 votes

#11 - Secrets and Wives

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/31/1997

Milly discovers the truth about O'Donnell's personal life. Miles becomes increasingly attracted to Anna on his stag night. Nicki puts her foot down at the cafe.

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Coming Together
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8.27
41 votes

#12 - Coming Together

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/18/1996

Anna attends an interview at a well-to-do firm of solicitors to find herself confronted by old flame Miles. While Miles considers her application, his colleague Milly and her partner Egg wonder how to fill the house they have rented, and the fifth member of the group, Warren, is also interviewed for a job.

Directors: Sam Miller
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Living Dangerously
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8.00
35 votes

#13 - Living Dangerously

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/1/1996

Egg takes on a medical negligence case and becomes emotionally involved with a client who has cancer. Meanwhile, Warren discovers the truth about Delilah, and Miles chooses a bad person in whom to confide about his love life.

Directors: Sam Miller
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Cheap Thrills
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8.00
4 votes

#14 - Cheap Thrills

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/6/1996

Milly is losing patience with Egg's novel-writing career. Meanwhile, Anna stirs up trouble at chambers when she tries to liven up the boss's party.

Directors: Nigel Douglas
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Small Town Boyo
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8.00
2 votes

#15 - Small Town Boyo

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/1997

Warren's arrest has become common knowledge, and threatens to destroy a promising career. Ferdy is tempted to go back to his ex.

Directors: Dominic Lees
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Unusual Suspect
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8.00
1 votes

#16 - Unusual Suspect

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/1997

Warren faces the indignity of having to be part of an identity parade and appear in court. When Milly's boss forbids her from representing him, Anna steps in. Egg is left in the lurch with Nicki after a misunderstanding at the cafe. Kira plays hard to get after a night out with Jo. Ferdy's attempts to win round Miles backfire.

Directors: Dominic Lees
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Men Behaving Sadly
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8.00
1 votes

#17 - Men Behaving Sadly

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/15/1997

Ferdy has an explosive encounter with his ex. Rachel finds a tactful way of letting Miles down gently. Nicki confides in Egg about the father of her child. And sexism at chambers sends Anna in search of sisterhood.

Directors: Joy Perino
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When the Dope Comes In
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - When the Dope Comes In

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/22/1997

Milly agonises over whether or not to accompany O'Donnell on a business trip to Paris. Miles and Egg get an unexpected visit from the police. Jo has to beat a hasty retreat from Kelly.

Directors: Harry Bradbeer
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She's Gotta Get It
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8.00
1 votes

#19 - She's Gotta Get It

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/29/1997

The vote for Anna's tenancy is imminent, and Miles starts a whispering campaign against her. Kira arranges a date for Ferdy. Milly is brooding about Rachel and O'Donnell in Paris. And Egg has no luck getting on a catering course.

Directors: Harry Bradbeer
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One Bedding and a Funeral
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - One Bedding and a Funeral

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/3/1997

Egg's younger brother comes to stay and finds a friend in Anna. Milly's reckless behaviour nearly gives the game away. Anna settles on alternative plans for her mother's funeral. And Kira tells Jo where to go.

Directors: Joe Ahearne
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Happy Families
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7.94
35 votes

#21 - Happy Families

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/25/1996

Anna hopes to rekindle her romance with Miles - but he is less than keen. Milly makes good career progress, but Egg struggles adjust to his job - and with living with Warren.

Directors: Sam Miller
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Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt
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7.88
32 votes

#22 - Sex, Lies and Muesli Yoghurt

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/8/1996

Delilah outstays her welcome. Anna resorts to devious means to get her way. Warren loses his cool over a muesli yoghurt.

Directors: Audrey Cooke
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Brief Encounter
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7.80
5 votes

#23 - Brief Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/29/1996

Anna has a passionate one-night stand, but discovers that there's no such thing as casual sex. Miles resents his father's interference at work, and Warren finds it easier to confide in a stranger than in his own brother.

Directors: Audrey Cooke
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Let's Get It On
star
7.67
3 votes

#24 - Let's Get It On

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/3/1996

Milly is feeling let down and confused, Egg is sure that he has been two-timed, Anna has to decide between youth and experience, and Warren discovers that alcohol doesn't help one's powers of persuasion.

Directors: Nigel Douglas
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Last Tango In Southwark
star
7.67
6 votes

#25 - Last Tango In Southwark

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/17/1997

Anna and Miles have doubts about each other after finally getting together at a party. Egg says goodbye to both his father and his writing career. Milly is taken aback by the arrival of an attractive new trainee at the firm.

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