Grownups

Thursday, 8th May at 10pm

A new British comedy that follows the lives of five grown-ups struggling to act like, well, grown-ups. The five friends are all immature for their age, but must conquer the problems of adulthood, such as love, friendship and Natasha Kaplinskly. Tonight, Michelle is comfort eating. She’s feeling harassed because her mother wants to know when she will be having children, and because her brother Mike hates her new boyfriend Dean. Dean makes things worse by giving Michelle a beautiful but tiny dress to wear to Bar Salade. Now Michelle must lose weight, and she can’t possibly do that if Dean and Mike are arguing. When Dean refuses to try to befriend Mike, Michelle begs him to reconsider. She lies that Dean must get along with her brother “because Mike is dying”. Dean believes Michelle. When he catches Mike crying he presumes it’s because Mike is sad to be dying so young, and decides to be extra nice to him. Mike is freaked out by Dean. He thinks Dean fancies him. Michelle is soon caught in another lie – in order to explain Dean’s behaviour, she tells Mike that the reason Dean is being nice is because he, Dean, is dying. When Dean and Mike next meet, Dean has bought a book on death for Mike, Mike has made Dean a mix CD of macabre songs. They both finally realise that neither is dying and Michelle is forced to admit that she lied to both of them.

Thursday, 1st May at 9.30pm

A hilarious new urban comedy from the creators of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, about a group of friends caught in that tricky place between their teens and 2.4 children. Tonight, when Michelle tells Dean she loves him, Dean is totally freaked out. Michelle wants to know why Mike can, but Dean can’t, say ‘I love you’. Claire tells Michelle that she’s freaked Dean out and the solution is to become unemotional. When she next meets Dean, Michelle tries to be cold and unemotional but Dean still cannot manage the words ‘I love you’. Grant sympathises with Michelle, in an attempt to get closer to her, but Michelle just concludes that she does not love Dean. Meanwhile, Mike teaches Dean a technique for saying the ‘L’ word. Armed with this advice, Dean manages to lie and tell Michelle he loves her. Michelle tells Dean that she does not love him. They both agree that they are happy the way they are. Meanwhile, Grant is unhappy that when he dies he will have to be buried with his family in the family grave. Claire suggests he should go for cremation instead. But Mike puts Grant off being burned by comparing him to a barbequed sausage. Grant concludes that what he’d really like when he dies is for his head to be cryogenically frozen and placed on top of Michelle’s telly so that he can be near her.

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Thursday, 24th April at 10.15pm

Too old to act like teenagers, too young to settle down and be parents…Grownups is a hilarious contemporary urban comedy about the trials and tribulations of being a twentysomething by the creators of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.
Michelle is 26 years old, living in Manchester with her beautician friend Claire, dating Dean and hurtling towards her thirties. Suddenly Michelle finds herself beset with life’s difficult questions: Where do I want to be in life?, Why don’t I own my own home? And should I buy blueberries – because they cleanse your blood – or save money and buy a packet of Monster Munch crisps instead? Michelle’s brother Mike is thrown out of home by his parents, only to land on her doorstep with his ironic (i.e. rubbish) record collection and best friend Grant in tow. Now it starts to get complicated. Dean wants an open relationship with Michelle; but Michelle, infatuated with Dean, certainly doesn’t. Grant is infatuated with Michelle; Mike can’t stand Dean; and Claire…? Well, Claire is concerned with maintaining her tan and trying to stick to her nutritional detox. They are all trying, unsuccessfully, to be grown ups.

From the creator of Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps is a new sitcom about a group of five friends in their 20s living in Manchester hurtling towards their 30s and suddenly beset with life’s difficult questions.

Michelle (Sheridan Smith) is 26 years old, living in Manchester with her beautician friend Claire (Fiona Wass), dating Dean and hurtling towards her thirties.

Suddenly Michelle finds herself beset with life’s difficult questions: Where do I want to be in life? Why don’t I own my own home and should I buy blueberries – because they cleanse your blood – or save money and buy a packet of Monster Munch crisps instead?

Michelle’s brother Mike (Rob Rouse) is thrown out of home by his parents, only to land on her doorstep with his ironic record collection and best friend Grant (Steven Meo) in tow. This is where it starts to get complicated as they struggle to act like mature adults.

GROWNUPS, Tuesday 16th October at 10.05pm on PRIME