Published: Tue 15 Jan 2013
Great Night Out is a brand new 6 x 60 minute post-watershed comedy drama series for ITV1 filmed on location in London and Stockport.
Each week we follow our four mid-thirties mates as they enjoy a weekly boys' get-together in Stockport. As they help each other through romantic, work and family crises, they invariably create much bigger problems to solve.
Hodge (Lee Boardman) sees himself as the leader of the group – but no-one else does. In reality he side-steps responsibility - and spending money. His wife Kath (Rebekah Staton) most certainly wears the trousers at home; Beggsy (Will Ash) is an upbeat soul, divorced for a year but still pining after his ex-wife who has fled down under with her new hubby taking their daughter Kelly with her. Glyn (Craig Parkinson) is everyone's loyal underdog who still yearns after his high school crush Julie (Christine Bottomley) and seems to fluff every attempt to get together with her despite his mates' well-intentioned 'advice'; Daz (Stephen Walters) is the eternal pessimist of the group, the first to pull Hodge up on his sometimes questionable fashion sense and the first to put a dampener on a situation. Sometimes he's in a relationship with Colleen, sometimes not. Their constant bickering seems to be the only glue holding them together, but underneath there's a real love.
Great Night Out charts the lads' attempts to right their worldly wrongs – so long as they don't have to move too far from their local, the footie or greasy spoon to do so.
Episode two: Friday 18 January at 9pm
When the lads try to pep Daz up after yet another row with girlfriend Colleen, Glyn’s first day in his new job as a chauffeur for local psycho gangster Mad Tony is badly affected; Hodge’s questionable fashion choice inadvertently lands the lads in more than a spot of bother and they soon learn that a friend in need is a friend indeed.