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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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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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Fantastic and refreshing for BBC3
11 September 2008 | by PintOfGuinnessSee all my reviews

Can't believe this is another great comedy that will be shown and then disappear into oblivion. Written and starring Dan Clark (Johnny Two Hats from Mighty Boosh), the atmosphere, comic subtleties and characters impressed me no end. The main story is based on 'dickhead' Don who is informed and delighted to hear he inherited his grandmothers house, this brings along a mortgage and Don's dead grandmothers carer Eddie, a fantastic original character who ends up caring for Don without asking for anything back, his strange upbeat caring persona is a brilliant comedy addition. With bills to pay he ends up renting a room to girl of his dreams and ex classmate Abby Jones unaware she has a serious relationship with anally retentive boyfriend Karl getting in the way. A joy to watch, hopefully a DVD will come out but can see it being another 'Snuff box'. What this comedy isn't is something trying hard to be crazy and wacky for the "youf". Will be keeping an eye on anything Dan Clark writes in the future.


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27 September 2007 (UK) See more »

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Custo de Vida See more »

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