More episodes Free 4 episodes Rental 22 episodes Episode 11 Duration: 45 minutes Series 2 • Episode 11 Mark and Lauren face Amy and Arg in a game of tennis. Kirk hosts his 23rd Birthday party - a funfair in his back garden. 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.