Season 03, Episode 03 – “Big News”
In an action-packed episode involving the police, Dan is struggling to get his ‘news’ taken seriously, or even listened to by his friends and family. Brian meets the woman of his dreams… and the children of nightmares… while Jo is drawing on every ounce of creative energy to plan the grand opening of her new shop. Nesta also has a big problem to deal with, and ‘Daddy’ decides to take things up a gear with Dan.
Dan is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, whose world is at near collapse. His girlfriend Naomi is fast running out of patience with his inability to navigate the simplest of life tasks. He has two uniquely dysfunctional friends and a listless teaching career that sees him begrudgingly teach a version of the same lesson every day, inexplicably popular with all but one of the pupils, with his only highlight coming in the form of Miss Lipsey, a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair. To make matters worse, he is tormented daily by his willfully insane father, whose driving motivation in life seems to be to ensure his son is humiliated at every turn.