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From the creator of Skins, a witty, sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love

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From the creator of Skins, a witty, sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love

Series 1 Summary

Original drama series Dates steps into the social minefield that is 21st century dating. Stars: Ben Chaplin, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Scott, Neil Maskell, Oona Chaplin, Greg McHugh, Will Mellor, Katie McGrath, Gemma Chan, Montana Thompson and Sian Breckin

  • Episode 1 - David and Mia

    David is a lorry driver from Yorkshire making his first foray into online dating. When he meets Mia, a beautiful unknowable siren, he quickly realises that he might have bitten off more than he can chew.

  • Episode 2 - Jenny and Nick

    Jenny is a lonely primary school teacher recovering from a disastrous broken relationship. Nick is a city boy richly endowed with both cash and secrets.

    On their first date they find out everything there is to know about each other, and knowing everything can be a dangerous and unpredictable business.

  • Episode 3 - Mia and Stephen

    Mia is putting herself around town. Stephen is a disenchanted surgeon with a surfeit of self-regard who doesn't know what he is looking for.

    When Mia gets under his skin, he realises that there might be more to himself than good looks and a high-flying career.

  • Episode 4 - Erica and Kate

    Erica is a beautiful young lesbian girl who can't pluck up the courage to tell her traditional Chinese family who she really is.

    When she meets confrontational, enigmatic Kate, Erica realises that she can't continue hiding herself away.

  • Episode 5 - David and Ellie

    Lorry driver David is trying to put the hypnotic spell of Mia behind him. But meeting Ellie who has comprehensively lied about her age is not the solution he is looking for.

    She's far too young, honest and insightful for David's comfort. And she's got some truths to tell which he doesn't want to hear.

  • Episode 6 - Erica and Callum

    Coming out to her brother hasn't gone well for Erica. He has reacted by setting her up on an internet date with garrulous, unmarriable Scotsman Callum.

    The date starts badly and quickly becomes disastrous, but somehow a weird kinship emerges.

  • Episode 7 - Stephen and Mia

    Stephen is expecting Mia to turn up for a naughty afternoon in a London hotel.

    But after a long wait, Stephen starts to wonder if he's been stood up.

    Surprisingly, he finds himself on an unexpected journey towards self-discovery, aided by a straight-talking stranger.

  • Episode 8 - Jenny and Christian

    Jenny is giving online dating one last try. And it seems, when she meets Christian, that her prayers have been answered.

    He's witty, charming and sexy. But there's a part of Christian which he's only ready to reveal when he's reeled in his catch.

  • Episode 9 - Mia and David

    Mia is finding herself in the awkward position of actually being in a relationship with David. On the day she is supposed to go and meet his children, events take an awkward turn and she is forced to finally confront the gap in her life which she is trying to fill.

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From the creator of Skins, a witty, sexy and emotional drama series about the complicated and hilarious ways that strangers interact on dates in their quest to find love

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