How Not To Live Your Life

Season 1 Episode 1

Home Sweet Home

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Aug 12, 2008 on BBC Three
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Episode Summary

Don's recently deceased grandmother has left him a house in her will. However, it comes with a huge back-payment and a strange man who won't leave. To help ease the load, Don decides to bring in a lodger.

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    Eliot Carroll

    Eliot Carroll


    Guest Star

    Niky Wardley

    Niky Wardley

    Don's Boss

    Guest Star

    Frank Gallagher

    Frank Gallagher

    Mr. Bitchman

    Guest Star

    Leila Hoffman

    Leila Hoffman

    Mrs. Treacher

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Don is standing near the mirror while on the phone with Maggie, there is clearly a reflection of a studio light on the back wall.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Don's Boss: Basically Don, I've had more complaints about you than anyone else I've ever employed.
        Don: Complaints? Like what?
        Don's Boss: (Reading) Late every day; lazy; foul mood in the morning; easily distracted; late back from lunch, every day; leaving work early, every day; hungover; drunk; stoned; vomiting on the photocopier; and watching porn on your desktop computer with the sound up.

      • (Eddie starts hugging Don)
        Don: (Thinking) Why is he doing this? I'd better tell him straight that I'm not comfortable with it. (Out loud) Listen, if you ever do that again, I'll kick you in the brick!

      • (Don is in his grandmother's house for the first time)
        Don: (Noticing Eddie) Who the hell are you?
        Eddie: I was about to ask you the same question! This is Mrs. Danbury's house.
        Don: Yeah, well I'm her grandson.
        Eddie: Oh, the dickhead!
        Don: Yes, the dickhead!
        Eddie: I'm Eddie, your nana's carer.
        Don: Obviously not a very good one!
        Eddie: Pardon me?
        Don: Because she's dead? Ah, you didn't know, did you?

      • Mr. Bitchman: (Reading Don's grandmother's will) To Don, you are a dickhead. Probably the biggest dickhead I ever knew -
        Don: - No, no, wait, stop. I think you've got the wrong will.
        Mr. Bitchman: It says "To Don".
        Don: Well maybe she knew another Don.
        Mr. Bitchman: (Continues reading) But you are my one and only grandson!

      • Mr. Bitchman: It came as a real shock to all of us here at Smith & Bitchman [Solicitors] when we heard that your grandmother had passed away. So sudden.
        Don: Well, she was 96.
        Mr. Bitchman: Still very healthy.
        Don: She couldn't walk!
        Mr. Bitchman: Still, so acute in her mind.
        Don: She was actually pretty mental!

    • NOTES (2)

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