A Brief Encounter
28 January 2013
7.01 Million (Overnight)
Running time
Production code
Flash sideways
Centric character(s)
7.01 Million (Overnight)
Recurring Characters
Supporting Characters
Special Guest Star(s)
Celebrity Appearance(s)
Minor or Uncredited Roles
Steven Webb - Travel Agent
Gareth Corke - Waiter
Tim Downie - Proposing Diner
Clare Warde - Girlfriend
Stefano Braschi - Armed Airport Policeman
Stephen Critchlow - Airport Security Guard
Victoria John - Terry's Wife ('Cat in Bag' joke lady)
Paul Garner - Terry ('Cat in Bag' joke man)
Damson Idris - Youth on Train
Archive footage

A Brief Encounter is the sixth and final episode of Series 3 and was broadcasted on Monday 28th January 2013.


A fed-up Miranda makes a big life decision - she's going travelling. She's packed her bags, she's leaving, this time for good. Stevie is devastated and Penny is too wrapped up in renewing her wedding vows to notice. There's only Gary that can stop her going, but how does he really feel?


Penny announces that she and Charles are renewing their vows, while Tilly introduces everyone to her new boyfriend – "Dreamboat" Charlie. Miranda tries to get over Gary and decides to go Morocco. She initially stays at a local hotel and then gets stopped at airport security for having a cat in her case. Miranda puts her flat up for sale and decides to go to Wick. She accidently gets on the wrong train, thus missing the real one.  Gary goes to the station to stop Miranda from leaving and declares his feelings for her.  Mike returns and both he and Gary propose to Miranda, leaving her to chose between them.


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