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The Good Housekeeping Guide (BBC Comedy, Alan Davies)



In one off comedy The Good Housekeeping Guide, written by Tony Basgallop, Raymond (Alan Davies) is an out-of-work divorced man whose wife left the marital home and the children in his care but now she has got her life sorted out she wants to move back in with her new man and for Raymond to go and Raymond does not have the finances to buy her out.

But when he finds out his neighbour Lydia (Doon Mackichan) is a prostitute he lets her use his house to entertain men in return for a cut and soon turns the house into a brothel hosting wild parties to get enough cash together to see his ex-wife off.

Cast: Alan Davies (Raymond), Doon Mackichan (Lydia), Michelle Gomez (Jenny), Daniel Lapaine (Joe), Tamzin Merchant (Sara), Rory Jennings (Robinson), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Helen), Jon Overton (Ben), Joseph Long (Richard), Seeta Indrani (Elaine), Amara Karan (Girl In Bank), Geoff McGivern (Punter With Wallet), Timothy Bentinck (Neighbour)

Writer: Tony Basgallop / Music: Rick Wentworth / Executive Producer: Nicola Shindler / Producer: Tom Sherry / Director: Syd Macartney

UK / BBC One – Red / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 30 September 2006