The Spa (TV series)

The Spa
Genre Sitcom
Created by Derren Litten
Written by Derren Litten
Directed by Sandy Johnson
Starring Rebecca Front
Derren Litten
Tim Healy
Debbie Chazen
Nadine Marshall
Niky Wardley
Vilma Hollingbery
Chris Geere
Ramin Karimloo
Cheryl Fergison
Frances Barber
Composer(s) Howard Goodall
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Running time 30mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Distributor Endemol UK
Original network Sky Living
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV 1080i)
Original release 7 February (2013-02-07) – 27 December 2013 (2013-12-27)
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The Spa is a sitcom created, written and starring Derren Litten. It is set in a health spa in Hertfordshire and follows the daily goings-on of the business. The first series consisted of seven episodes and aired between February and March 2013. A New Year Special concluded the series on 27 December 2013.


The Spa follows the daily running of a health club where a run in with the staff can be deadly. The spa is run by bossy manageress Alison Crabbe, who is confident she can turn the spa into a successful business, despite a series of unfortunate accidents and terrible customer service. Alison is joined by an eccentric and inept group of employees who find themselves in strange and bizarre situations as a matter of routine.

Main characters


Episode Title Directed by Written by Ratings[1] Original air date
1"High Anxiety"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten532,0007 February 2013 (2013-02-07)
It's a typically abnormal day at The Spa as Rose goes to great heights to get noticed and Sally suffers the consequences of upsetting fussy regular Ms Begita Wylde.
2"No Place Like Home"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten378,00014 February 2013 (2013-02-14)
Alison secretly moves into the health centre when her boiler at home breaks down, but it's far from a relaxing stay.
3"A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten320,00021 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
Marcus suspects his boss is to blame for his injury and although Alison has tried to put him off the scent, he's on the hunt for evidence.
4"Love Is A Losing Game"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten318,00028 February 2013 (2013-02-28)
Peter Kelly, a swindler from Alison's past, uses his smooth-yet-slimy talking gets the manageress on board with his latest scheme to break into the PR world.
5"Wedding Belles"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten241,0007 March 2013 (2013-03-07)
Both wedding and alarm bells sound as manageress Alison gets her registrar licence.
6"Mr Right"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten255,00014 March 2013 (2013-03-14)
Davina confides in Vron about her crush on Marcus, only to receive some surprising information in return. Meanwhile Alison is looking for love.
7"Guilty Until Proven Innocent"Sandy JohnsonDerren Litten225,00021 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
The first series of the comedy concludes with Marcus and Alison's long-awaited showdown. Chesney Hawkes guest stars.
8"Strangers In The Night"Sandy JohnsonDerren LittenUnder 121,00027 December 2013 (2013-12-27)
Its New Year's Eve and staff are hoping to be dismissed early. There's no such luck, unfortunately, due to a freak snow storm.

DVD release

The complete first seven episodes of the series was released onto DVD on 25 March 2013.


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