Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 23, 2009 on BBC Two
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When Miranda agrees to become Gary's safety wife, she tries to make him see her in a new light. With the idea of creating a romantic moment with him, she joins an evening class to learn French, the language of love, and invites Gary to go with her to a tango class. However, all potential romantic moments between them lead to disagreement.moreless

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  • Puncture my lilo

    Miranda and Gary agree to become eachother safety wife and husband, and tries to create "a moment" to make Gary fall in love with her. She joins an evening class with Stevie to learn French, the language of love, but seeing her old French teacher creates a moment indeed, a clumsy moment. She runs into a tango class, and sees this as the ultimate way, to create that "moment". She asks Gary for this tango course and the way Clive almost messes this up is great. The tango lesson is a hoot.However, all romantic moments between them lead to disagreement

    Miranda, although a romantic soul aswell, gets sick watching friends of Gary, Chris and Allison being romantic (which is sickening, she is right). The scenes of Miranda having fun living alone are hilarious (karaoke with the hoover dressed as a man, taping herself as the queen having a speech). The flasback of her schoolphoto makes you laugh out loud.

    It ends with one big mess up because Stevie hooks up with the French teacher, which makes Miranda feel very totally uncomfortable. Gary trying to teach Miranda how to cook and trying to create a "moment" totally gets out of hand but in the end he nearly kisses her which is ofcourse interrupted by all the people staying at her flat.

    Very, very funny, hardly reviewable, watch it, you'll see what I mean.

    Absolutely great !!moreless
Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Mr Clayton (French Teacher)

Guest Star

Josefina Gabrielle

Josefina Gabrielle

Tango Teacher

Guest Star

Charlie Baker (II)

Charlie Baker (II)

Man in Nightclub

Guest Star

Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Margaret Cabourn-Smith


Recurring Role

John Finnemore

John Finnemore


Recurring Role

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    • 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).