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How Do You Want Me? (BBC-2 1998-1999, Dylan Moran, Charlotte Coleman)



How Do You Want Me?

Sitcom How Do You Want Me? followed young newly married couple Ian and Lisa Lyons who move back to the village where Lisa was brought up. Photographer Ian finds it hard to settle in and becomes convinced that his father in law Astley is out to kill him.

Marked out by strong scripts from Simon Nye and a great cast led by Dylan Moran and Charlotte Colman. The series was much darker than your average sitcom fare, shot on film and without a laugh track.

production details
UK / BBC Two – Kensington / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 February – 22 December 1999

Writer: Simon Nye / Producer: Margaret Gavan Duffy / Music: Michael Storey / Executive Producer: Roderick Gilchrist, Geoffrey Perkins

Dylan Moran as Ian Lyons
Charlotte Coleman as Lisa Lyons
Frank Finlay as Astley Yardley
Emma Chambers as Helen Yardley
Peter Serafinowicz as Dean Yardley
Diana Fairfax as Pam Yardley
Simon Bateson as Warren Yardley
Mark Heap as Derek Few