Alan's excitement over the completion of his house is tempered by the news that the unsold copies of his book are being shredded, prompting flashbacks of his emotional breakdown. Meanwhile, Lynn prepares for her baptism. Tessa: Rebecca Front. Kate: Julia Davis. Annoying Man: Rob Brydon.
Alan's tense meeting with inspectors of Inland Revenue triggers a spat with Sonja, during which he tells her to leave the trailer. To make it up to her, Alan tries to convince her that he's chummy with Bono. Catherine: Jo Enright. Monica: Angela Catherall. Andrew: Daniel Cerqueira.
Alan forms a new friendship with Planet Kitchen owner Dan Moody after a chance meeting, and he asks Dan to present an award at a prestigious event. Later, he is appalled when he discovers Dan and his wife (Jane Robbins) are “sex people.”
Alan's appearance at a sales conference for a fireplace manufacturer goes up in smoke after he injures himself trying to break into his country club. Also, Alan pitches his autobiography to commuters at a train station. Piet Morant: Steve Brody. Builder: Tim Dantay.
Alan has an autobiography, a Ukrainian girlfriend and a new radio slot. He also pressures his former gym teacher (Andrew Burt) into letting him speak at his old school. Siobhan: Jacquetta May. Phil Wiley: Ian Puleston-Davies.