Nathan Barley

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode Five

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2005 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

Episode Five
Following Sugar Ape's special Vice Issue, Barley meets a confused young model with "Bonobo syndrome" who he wants for more than just Claire's documentary. Meanwhile a sadistic Jonatton makes Dan investigate the world of straight-on-straight gay action for his latest article.

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    Frank Boyce

    Frank Boyce

    Paul Chipes

    Guest Star

    Ophelia Lovibond

    Ophelia Lovibond


    Guest Star

    Julia Davis

    Julia Davis

    Honda Poppet

    Guest Star

    Richard Ayoade

    Richard Ayoade

    Ned Smanks

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The mechanical clock on the wall in Nathan's office is broken throughout the entire series. It displays the same time in every shot that it appears.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Nathan: (as Claire walks away) Still jealous. It's a shame. Try to nip it in the butt really Claire. Makes you lose your looks. Your face has gone sour.

      • Claire: Nathan. What is this saying about London's underclass?
        Nathan: They're... not all ugly?

      • Mandy: (singing) Bad to have a bad uncle. Bad to have a bad uncle. Pain, pain is a monkey. Pain, pain is a monkey.

      • Claire: So you're not thirteen?
        Mandy: No.
        Nathan: (relieved) She isn't thirteen!
        Mandy: I'm, I'm eighteen.
        Claire: That completely blows my story!
        Nathan: Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
        Claire: Oh, yeah. Really brilliant, lets pretend she's thirteen!
        Nathan: Yeah, let's pretend!
        Claire: Is this a big joke, isn't it?
        Nathan: Yeah it's great!
        Claire: Why?
        Nathan: When she gave me a bl*w job... I thought she was thirteen!
        (face becomes serious)

      • Reporter: Printing pictures of girls who are thirteen is illegal isn't it.
        Jonatton: Would be if they were thirteen.
        Reporter: Well how old are they?
        Jonatton: Over eighteen, etc.
        Reporter: And can you prove that?
        Jonatton: Have you read it?
        Reporter: Of course.
        Jonatton: Even the bit here, that says "our models are six years older than their stated age"?

      • Nathan: Alright fire! Abandon shoot! That's an electric shock! That's fire! That could be fire!

      • Claire: Can you plug it in?
        Nathan: I'm watching the weather. There might be storms, and umm, this building's got a loose roof and umm, it's only held on by one screw...
        Claire: Nathan!

      • (over phone)
        Claire: Don't let her leave, she's perfect for my film.
        Nathan: OK.
        Claire: She's a child on coke...
        Nathan: Hmm?
        Claire: She's 13 years old.

      • Man at Bar: What's your name?
        Dan: No.
        Man at Bar: Oh, please
        (phone rings, answers phone)
        Dan: Dan Ashcroft! Oh, shit.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Although Mandy (Ophelia Lovibond) is mistaken for a thirteen-year old girl, Ophelia was actually nineteen when this episode first aired

    • ALLUSIONS (0)