More episodes Free 5 episodes Rental 22 episodes Episode 4 10:00pm, Wednesday 1 August 2012 Duration: 45 minutes Series 6 • Episode 4 The brand new series of Britain's most talked-about reality drama. Tom P takes Lauren Goodger to the cinema for their first date. Jess gives Ricky an ultimatum. itv2 Tweet The Only Way is Essex Real-life soap focusing on a group of Essex characters. The drama unfolds against the backdrop of nail bars, wine bars, flash cars and designer gear. The storylines are part real and part constructed.