Life couldn't be more relaxing at the Harpers, Nick has got his own flat, Abi is busy at evening classes and Janey is still at university, as always, Ben's peace doesn't last, Janey returns from university having been thrown out, Susan lies to the police, Abi takes up naturism and Michael becomes a born again christian.
- Robert Lindsay as Ben Harper
- Zoe Wanamaker as Susan Harper
- Daniela Denby-Ashe as Janey Harper
- Gabriel Thomson as Michael Harper
- Siobhan Hayes as Abi Harper
- Alex Dawson as Hubert
- Collin Procktet as George
- Jiggy Bhore as Sandra
- John Hodgkinson as Vicar
- Peter Ferdinando as Gareth
- Renton Skinner as Gareth's Sidekick
- Nick is mentioned but doesn't appear.
- This is the second appearance of Hubert, Michael's friend and a recurring character throughtout series 5
- Ben once again tries to be a happy family man (Much Ado About Ben) (It's A Window Filled Life)