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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


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 »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.66 (2010) See more »

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One of the best shows I've seen
20 March 2012 | by BowlOfCerealSee all my reviews

I really can't believe how BBC Three decided to cancel this show after three seasons. They're definitely mental in the face. I've seen A LOT of comedy shows in my life, almost none of those could make me even smile. Some did of course, but these are shows that are regarded as the best ever made (Seinfeld, Chappelle's Show etc.). A feature a lot of sitcoms share, is that they're fun to watch, and are made interesting because by adding drama, but if you want a laugh, you're probably better of watching Dara O'Briain. I happened to come across this show and watched only five minutes after which I knew there will probably be nothing better on TV on all +200 channels. At this moment I watched, and enjoyed every episode. In the first season, it is made clear very quickly that Dan Clark is a comedy genius. Despite having a terrible cast (apart from David Armand), Clark was able to write a show so full of creative, unorthodox jokes, that the focus is only kept on him and Armand, while the other characters are only used to add some emotion to show. After one season, the cast changes however, taking an amazing turn for the better. With Laura Haddock, who is both funny and good looking, the writers are able to write hilarious banter between her and Clark, giving the show one star, and two great actors in supporting roles. The somewhat bad parts of the show, like a lack of decent minor characters, are so easily camouflaged by great writing, and the great chemistry between Clark and Armand, and Clark and Haddock. And I'll repeat: I can't believe how this show has been canceled, either a lack of marketing by the network, or just a network full of idiots. Everyone who's watched this, show can consider him/herself lucky for experiencing the great everyday phrases with Clark's twist like, insane in the mind, mental in the face, gaymen, roundhouse in the prick, and so on. I will definitely be on the lookout for future work of Dan Clark, as I'm sure it will be another piece of genius.

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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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