Rafe Spall plays struggling sports journalist, Pete. Although well meaning, Pete sometimes lacks the emotional maturity required to deal with life's more intricate problems. He often wishes that life had clearly defined rules, like sport. But life isn't like sport, as Pete is only beginning to find out...Pete's life is commented on, as if it was an exciting sporting event, by two professional sport commentators, anchor man Colin King, and former international footballer Terry Mcllroy. Colin and Terry discuss and analyse Pete's cock ups with accompanying statistics, on screen graphics and slow motion recaps.
1. Pilot Episode To get out of a trip to Amsterdam Pete claims that he won't fly, and inadvertently impresses a young lady with his sudden new commitment to green issues.
2. Fankoo Pete goes to a party where Jake, a friend but also a rival, reveals an intimate detail about his sex life. Pete promises to keep it a secret and then tells everyone.
3. Older Woman Pete meets an attractive older lady, Ros, and they hit it off. But being a 'toy boy' results in complications.
4. Marriage of Convenience Pete realises that he's too selfish and decides to turn his life around. His first altruistic act is to visit his parents. His second is to agree to a visa marriage.
5. Ollie's Girlfriend While working for the sports magazine 'Sick as a Parrot', Pete falls for his best mate's girlfriend, Trish.