Mark meets a girl called April working in a shoe shop with the ideal combination of good looks and low self esteem, and when he returns to see her again he discover that she has gone back ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Blaize ...
Band Fan's Friend
Professor Alistair MacLeish
Alexia Traverse-Healy ...
Band Fan (as Alexia Healy)
Mr. Rashid
Logan Murray ...
Shoe Shop Manager
Catherine Shepherd ...
Tony Wadham ...
Pete Preston


Mark meets a girl called April working in a shoe shop with the ideal combination of good looks and low self esteem, and when he returns to see her again he discover that she has gone back to university, which happens to be the same university he and Jeremy went to. And Jeremy is also going there to do a gig with a band, so they both take a trip down to the university. Mark pretends he's signed up to the same history course as April in order to see more of her and begins to shine in his knowledge of the subject matter. Written by two_green_bottles

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3 December 2004 (UK)  »

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In real life, there is no University of Dartmouth. The closest official universities to Dartmouth are the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter. See more »


As Mark pours champagne for him and April, when he raises his glass to toast (April's POV), his drink has a layer of froth on top, in the next shot (his POV) all the froth and bubbles have instantly disappeared and both their drinks are completely still. See more »


Mark Corrigan: I'm looking for someone who helped me... er, April. I'm a friend and...
Shoe Shop Manager: You're a friend of April's?
Mark Corrigan: Yeah, what is this, the third degree?
Shoe Shop Manager: No, it's just, obviously April's at university now.
Mark Corrigan: Ah, of course, of course she is. We were talking about that last time I saw her. OK, thanks.
Mark Corrigan: Do a Columbo. Do a Columbo.
[as Mark is leaving he stops and slowly turns around, wagging his finger, copying Columbo's "Just one more thing" trick]
Mark Corrigan: Just... remind me. Which university was it, April's gone ...
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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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Dartmouth is the setting for lots of discomfort.
19 January 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When out shopping for shoes Mark meets April, a quirky and pretty girl working in the shoe shoo. Mark is comfortable around her as she's geeky, he soon starts stalking her and finds she's gone off to University, in Dartmouth. Super Hans has signed up to front a new band, Jez is not amused and insists on being in the band too, turns out one of the gigs is in Dartmouth, Mark tags along, and ends up going back to Uni in pursuit of April.

A wonderfully uncomfortable episode, it's just brilliant, such a wonderfully comic setup. Capaldi's performance was outstanding too, he's such a funny man, with perfect timing. You're watching this and waiting for the impending doom to occur.

It would be a long time before we'd see April again, the next episode she appears in 'Threeism' is one of the funniest.

A great situation comedy. 8/10

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