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Pete Versus Life

S2-E5 The Veteran

S2-E5 The Veteran



Craven Pete, professional disaster and romantic failure, runs over a woman’s cat, which gives him the perfect opportunity to try to get off with the grieving pet-owner.

This, like every single one of Pete’s potential assignations, could bomb horribly when it comes to laughs, but Rafe Spall is so endearing as pin-brained Pete (he’s a halfwit, but he’s not malicious) that it just works.

It’s a delight, too, to know that everything will always go badly wrong, despite Pete’s best efforts and Olympian lies.


Pete tries to impress his new girlfriend Mel by claiming he has served in the army, only to discover her brother is an actual veteran. To compound his misfortune, he runs over her cat, but fails to mention it. Comedy, starring Rafe Spall and Siobhan Hewlett.

Cast & Crew

Jake Daniel Ings
Manfred David Fynn
Terry McIlroy Ian Kirkby
Tom Jolyon Coy
Rob Joseph Kloska
Anna Pippa Duffy
Pete Griffiths Rafe Spall
Colin King Simon Greenall
Mel Siobhan Hewlett
Chloe Susannah Fielding
Director Becky Martin
Executive Producer Ben Farrell
Executive Producer Andrew Newman
Writer Bert Tyler-Moore
Writer George Jeffries
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