In the third series of the critically acclaimed comedy series Dan is at a crossroads in his life. He knows he can’t go on – he must do something. The Head Teacher sees right through Dan’s incompetence in the classroom and, as such, he faces a disciplinary and may lose the only thing he has left in life: his teaching job. This is compounded by the terrifying Eastern European caretaker who makes covering his mistakes even more complicated. Meanwhile his always-kind mother has a new man on the scene, Deadalus ‘Everyone calls me Daddy’, who is most certainly up to no good.
Dan is a childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life, whose world is at near collapse. His girlfriend Naomi is fast running out of patience with his inability to navigate the simplest of life tasks. He has two uniquely dysfunctional friends and a listless teaching career that sees him begrudgingly teach a version of the same lesson every day, inexplicably popular with all but one of the pupils, with his only highlight coming in the form of Miss Lipsey, a head mistress who views Dan with a mixture of pity and despair. To make matters worse, he is tormented daily by his willfully insane father, whose driving motivation in life seems to be to ensure his son is humiliated at every turn.