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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 6

    A Brief Encounter

    Aired 1/28/13

  • S 3 : Ep 5

    Three Little Words

    Aired 1/21/13

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Je Regret Nothing

    Aired 1/14/13

  • S 3 : Ep 3

    The Dinner Party

    Aired 1/7/13

  • S 3 : Ep 2

    What A Surprise

    Aired 1/1/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Patricia Hodge


  • Sally Phillips


  • Tom Ellis


  • Sarah Hadland


  • Miranda Hart


  • show Description
  • Written by and starring comedian Miranda Hart this sitcom delves into her semi-fictional, clumsy world where whatever she attempts in life seems to end in a disastrous way. Trying to have a happy love life, a fulfilling social one or a satisfying relationship with her overbearing mother prove particularly hard to accomplish.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Penny: Someone please marry my daughter. I'm not asking for money. I'm literally giving her away.

    Notes (47)

    • Filming Details: July 19th 2009 at BBC Television Centre in front of a live audience.

    • Working Titles: -Miranda Hart's Joke Shop -Miranda Hart's Sitcom

    • Music Featured: Pretty woman – Roy Orbison (Miranda runs in a wedding dress after Gary) Stop Right Now - The Spice Girls (Gary and Miranda dance) Proud – Heather Small (Stevie's motivational tune)

    • Broadcast: 16 Nov 2009 02:20–02:50 on BBC One (except HD, Scotland). 9 Nov 2009 20:30–21:00 on BBC Two (England, Northern Ireland, Wales only). 29 Jun 2010 22:00–22:30 on BBC Two (England, Scotland, Wales only).

    • Filming Details: July 26th 2009 at BBC Television Centre in front of a live audience.

    • Music Featured: Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (Miranda singing at the karaoke) Wannabe – The Spice girls (Miranda flirting at a club) Money For nothing – Dire Straits (Gary 'playing' the guitar and drums) Beautiful – Christina Aguilera (Miranda singing before tango class) Take On Me – Aha (Miranda singing to Gary) Beauty And The Beast - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (Miranda singing at home) Hard To Say I'm Sorry – Chicago (Miranda and Gary singing in the kitchen) My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone (The cast dances at the end of the episode)

    • Broadcast: 23 Nov 2009 01:10–01:40 on BBC One (except HD, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales). 16 Nov 2009 20:30–21:00 on BBC Two (England, Northern Ireland, Wales only). 6 Jul 2010 21:00–21:30 on BBC Two (England, Scotland, Wales only).

    • Filming Details: August 2nd 2009 at BBC Television Centre in front of a live audience.

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    Trivia (12)

    • Miranda's shop is next door to the restaurant Gary is working at.

    • Clive, apart from a waiter, is an escort.

    • Miranda mentions that she has only been on one date. That happened in episode 101 Date when she went on a date with Gary.

    • Miranda hasn't had sex for 3 years.

    • Chris and Alison's baby shower takes place in this episode. They are first introduced in episode 102 Teacher.

    • Gary and Miranda are to be godparents of Chris and Alison's baby. According to Clive, it's going to be a girl.

    • The children books that Miranda reads to the kids at the library are Danielle The Daisy Fairy by Daisy Meadows and Toad Heaven by Morris Gleitzman. She also reads a few words of Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's autobiographical book.

    • Goof: When Gary is surprised in his underpants at Miranda's apartment, he puts his dressing gown back on. However, in the next take he is wearing it inside out only to wear it properly again when he leaves.

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    Allusions (7)

    • The last scene of the episode where Gary in his RAF uniform carries Miranda out of the restaurant in his arms echoes the romantic final scene between Richard Gere and Debra Winger in the Taylor Hackford's 1982 movie An Officer And A Gentleman.

    • Fanny: (To Miranda) You're Rafa Nude-al. Rafael 'Rafa' Nadal (1986-) is a Spanish professional tennis player, ranked #1 in the world as of 2010.

    • Stevie: Sandy isn't odd and confused. Go get your Danny! Stevie and Miranda: Oh! Sandy and Danny! Sandy and Danny are the main characters in the 1978 Randal Kleiser's musical film Grease.

    • Miranda plays the BBC soap opera Eastenders closing theme with her drums where Tom Ellis (Gary) plays Dr. Oliver Cousins.

    • Penny: So you're looking for a crouching tiger and a hidden dragon? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a Ang Lee's 2000 China-Hong Kong-Taiwan-United States co-production, about the wuxia martial arts style.

    • Miranda's game 'Where's Miranda?' is based on Martin Handford's chidren's book Where's Wally?. They consist of a series of really detailed double page illustrations where a lot of people are depicted at a given place doing a variety of amusing things. Readers are challenged to Wally who is hidden the group and always wearing a distinctive red-and-white striped shirt, bobble hat and glasses.

    • Dr. Gail: I just moved here a couple of months ago from London. Miranda: In your TARDIS, doctor? Allusion to Doctor Who, a British science fiction show which depicts the adventures of a mysterious Time Lord known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his time machine, the TARDIS facing a variety of foes and righting wrongs.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Amazing!

    By Mazimoo, Sep 27, 2013

  • I love this show...

    By cassandraneal, Jul 04, 2013

  • A classic example of how British comedy has gone downhill...

    By Vendetta, Nov 02, 2012

  • Did someone edit out the funny parts?

    By dogfood_uk, Oct 20, 2012

  • 'I'm just hanging with my homies'

    By Grace_Weate, Jun 27, 2012

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