Mark and Jeremy spend a weekend on a narrowboat for Mark's stag do, where Mark and Jez meet two sisters in a pub.
After meeting the businessman father of the girls, Mark attempts to secure a job with him as a means of escaping his impending wedding.
It was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2003 until 2015.
In 2010, it became the longest-running comedy in Channel 4 history in terms of years on air; Mark is a socially awkward and despondent loan manager who works at JLB Credit. Jeremy is an irresponsible juvenile slacker and talentless unemployed musician who lives in Mark's spare room.
Big Suze (Sophie Winkleman) re-enters Jez's life, and has a new boyfriend, Stu.
Mark and Sophie have finally become a couple, but Mark is mugged and is separated from Sophie once again when their employer relocates her to Bristol. Jez has a fling with Mark's sister, while Mark falls in love with Suze.
The plan falls apart when Jez accidentally kills the pet dog of one of the girls and attempts to avoid her finding out by eating it.
Though it never achieved high viewing figures, the show received consistent critical acclaim and became a cult favourite.
Nonetheless he agrees to marry her to avoid "embarrassment" after she accidentally finds his engagement ring and accepts a proposal which he had not actually made.
Jez's efforts to get back together with Suze are hindered somewhat by Hans' attempts to go cold turkey.
Mark has a one-night stand with a teenage goth girl.
Mark and Jez endure awkward situations: Mark admires his boss, Alan Johnson, and struggles to work out whether or not he is sexually attracted to Johnson.