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the series philosopher dates wikiDates is a British television romantic drama series created by Bryan Elsley, who also created Skins, which first aired on Channel 4 on 10 June 2013, at 22:00 (BST),as part of its “Mating Season” programming illustrating a series of first dates between online dating service users.

Set in London, each episode focuses on a first date between two people who have met on an online dating service,with the series exploring the issues and intricacies of modern relationships and the “thrills and calamities” of first dates.Some characters appear in several episodes.

Dates features numerous up-and-coming and more established British and Irish actors and actresses:

  • Will Mellor (Broadchurch) as David
  • Sheridan Smith (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Love Soup, Grownups) as Jenny
  • Neil Maskell (The Bill) as Nick
  • Ben Chaplin as Stephen
  • Katie McGrath (Merlin, Dracula) as Kate
  • Gemma Chan (True Love, Fresh Meat, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Erica
  • Montanna Thompson (The Story of Tracy Beaker)as Ellie
  • Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) as Callum
  • Andrew Scott (Sherlock) as Christian





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