Series 2, Episode 5
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Centric Character(s): Chris Miles
Original Airdate: March 10 2008
Written by: Ben Schiffer
Directed by: Harry Enfield
Episode chronology

"Chris" is the fifth episode of Series 2 and the 14th episode of the show overall.

This episode primarily focuses on Chris Miles and his questioning of what to do with his life after his expulsion from school and dealing with his romantic feelings for Jal Fazer.


Jal and Chris make a deal that Chris will give his life a go and stop saying 'fuck it' and Jal will stop saying no to everything. After a number of unsuccessful jobs, Chris then gets a job as a sales person and squats in one of the houses he is supposed to be selling, where Cassie moves in temporarily. Inevitably him and Jal end up getting together, and Chris' life begins to straighten up. He is performing the best at work, and with the support and affection from Jal, is genuinely happy for a change. However things lead to much chaos when Cassie decides to have a house-warming party there and Angie turns up. The two have sex in the bathroom, however Chris abruptly stops when he thinks of Jal. When coming out of the bathroom, Jal is there and puts two and two together. Chris then attempts to get Jal back and invites her round to the flat that Angie has left him before leaving. They get back together, however he does'nt yet know that Jal is pregnant with his baby.

Music Featured in "Chris"[1]

Note: The music tracks listed below only refer to the music featured in the episode's initial airing. Many of the music tracks featured in this episode have been substituted for alternative tracks either for the BBC America airing or for both the US and UK home media release of Series 2.

Minotaur Shock – Muesli
Charlie Parr – Track 4 from Rooster/King Earle
John Fahey – Yellow Princess
Beck – The Information
Camera Obscura – Keep It Clean
Madder Rose – Ultra Anxiety
We Need Leads- Rikki Tikki Tavi
Jonathan Richman – When she kisses me
Ben Harper - Steal my Kisses
Luther VanDross - Never Too Much
Louis Armstrong – West end Blues
Kid Koala – Basin Street Blues
Dandy Warhols – Shakin
David Sylvian and Ryuici Sakamoto – Forbidden Colours
Moira Stewart – Top Ten Drinks
Bjork – I see who you are
Fat Segal – Red Lid and Agent Duck
Gogol Bordello – Occurance on Border
The Rakes – All Night Disco Party
King Creosote – Fly by the seat of my pants
Calexico – Untitled 2
Charlie Parr - Track 4
Guts – The Living is easy
Dr. Meaker – All for you