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How Not to Live Your Life 

Don Danbury who slobs around, doesn't take his job seriously and making awkward situations has inherited a house from his late grandmother which she left in debt along with her carer, Eddie... See full summary »
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2011   2010   2009   2008   2007  
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Series cast summary:
Dan Clark ...  Don Danbury 21 episodes, 2007-2011
David Armand ...  Eddie Singh 20 episodes, 2008-2011
Leila Hoffman ...  Mrs. Treacher 19 episodes, 2008-2011
Laura Haddock ...  Samantha 14 episodes, 2009-2011
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Don Danbury who slobs around, doesn't take his job seriously and making awkward situations has inherited a house from his late grandmother which she left in debt along with her carer, Eddie Singh who just stays there assisting Don (Free of charge). Therefore to repay the debt, Don must live and rent it to one female lodger, who he tries to find ways to fall in love with. Later another female rents out. A lot of awkward situations happen later on!

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The third series got viewing figures of 1.5 million across the week and was the second most watched show on BBC iPlayer. When BBC Three controller Danny Cohen left the channel, new controller Zai Bennett cancelled several comedies, including How Not to Live Your Life. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #12.3 (2010) See more »

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Different, very funny, quirky, under recognized
30 December 2011 | by ellendachsSee all my reviews

I came across this series by chance in the local library and was very pleasantly surprised. It is a great new take on a sitcom. Lacks much of the typically staid and predictable drama of so many comedies. Also, what happens is mostly believable and not totally outlandish.

There is some really original content, but what makes it is the delivery by the main character "Don". Also, there is no canned audience laughter which definitely improves the watch-ability.

I would liken it to "Men Behaving Badly", but it's perhaps a bit less laddish and slightly more sophisticated. If you enjoy that you will probably love "How Not to...."

I look forward to getting series 2 & 3 - I hope it can maintain its fresh originality.


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UK

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27 September 2007 (UK) See more »

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Custo de Vida See more »

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Brown Eyed Boy See more »
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1.78 : 1
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