Stressed Eric

Eric is 40, and lives in London. He is a middle class single father (divorced) with two kids and a crippling mortgage. His son is so dim he's been kept back at school three years running. His daughter is a frail, allergy-ridden waif of six. His wife has left him for a Buddhist and his au-pair is an unreliable waster. Even the family next door are successful and wealthy, a stressful reminder of what his life could have been.

At work too, there is no respite, a series of stress related illnesses have seen him demoted from Sales through half a dozen offices to the dark, dank, wastelands of the Data Department next to the gentlemen's lavatory.

Each week Eric faces up to the important issues that concern a single father today, from, "How do you compensate your children for the lack of a female role model?" to: "How do you ask for sex in your forties without getting arrested?"

He also deals with everyday problems such as how to build a flatpack wardobe without the instructions and how to do "Remembrance of Things Past" in charades.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (1998 - 2000)
Schedule: Wednesdays (30 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Comedy
Episodes ordered: 7 episodes
Created by: Carl Gorham

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Episode 2x07; Oct 11, 2000

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x07: DroolOct 11, 2000
2x06: Au PairOct 4, 2000
2x05: CrushSep 27, 2000
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