First Dates

Series 8 - Episode 8



Now and then there’s a First Dates couple so lovely, I want to befriend them and have them round for birthdays, Easter and Christmas. Precious, a 59-year-old singer and Earl, a 58-year-old leisure-centre manager, are now top of my guest list. They’re full of joy, laughter and excellent jokes – and their date is truly uplifting to watch.

Meanwhile, party girl Hebe, who lives up to her namesake the goddess of youth, reveals that her mum does deep internet research on her dates and their family history to see if they’re suitable for her darling daughter. Sometimes she suggests Hebe goes for the more successful brother instead.


Professional singer Precious seeks romance with amateur magician Earle. The restaurant also welcomes company director John, who hopes fellow Scot Greig is the man he can settle down with. And fellow diner Hebe is on the verge of giving up on finding Mr Right. Hopefully she will connect with fine wine merchant Charles.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Barnaby Coughlin
Executive Producer Michele Kurland
Series Editor Jon Crisp
Series Producer Lana Salah