"My Family" Breakable (TV Episode 2001) Poster

(TV Series)


Kris Marshall: Nick Harper



  • [Nick has just announced his intention to form a motorcycle stunt display team] 

    Susan : Nick, who, uh, who is in this stunt display team?

    Nick : Ah, it's just me so far. Oh, and Spike.

    Susan : Not blind Spike?

    Nick : I keep telling you, mum, he's not blind. He's partially sighted.

    Ben : Nick, how is Spike going to ride a motorbike being, you know, partially sighted and all that?

    Nick : No, no, no, no, you see, I'll be doing all the riding. Yeah, Spike just sets fire to the bales of hay, puts paraffin in the milk bottles; you know, technical stuff.

    Susan : Oh please, not fire.

    Ben : So, so, so, your, your, your team, your, your team consists of you and Spike.

    Nick : Don't forget Radar.

    Susan : Who's Radar?

    Nick : Spike's Alsatian.

  • Ben : You did *what?*

    Nick : I saved it up.

    Ben : £1,255?

    Nick : Think about it, Dad. All those jobs, all with severance pay. Soon adds up.

    Susan : I don't think it's very wise to keep it all in cash.

    Nick : I don't. I just got it out of the bank yesterday.

    Ben : You have a bank account?

    Nick : Actually it's an ISA. My money works so I don't have to.

    Ben : No, no, no, no, *I* work so you don't have to.

  • Nick : We will see on Saturday.

    Ben : Saturday?

    Nick : Yup. We've been hired to appear at the Peachborough Rock Festival, right next to the beer tent. Smooth.

    Ben : Nick, don't you think that's not going to give you like enough time to practise?

    Nick : Ah, I'll just wing it. It's going to be brilliant.

    Susan : But, but, but, surely you need some sort of qualification.

    Nick : All right, it's going to be completely brilliant.

  • Susan : What's he going to do with the money?

    Ben : I don't think that's any of our business.

    Susan : And it isn't. But I'm sure Nick wants to show you that whatever he's doing is perfectly legal and above board.

    Ben : No, he doesn't!

    Nick : Yes, I do!

    Ben : No, he doesn't! You just want to prove your stupid point!

    Nick : I'm buying a motorbike!

    Susan : My point may be stupid, but it's not as stupid as your point, whatever it is!

    [to Nick] 

    Susan : What did you just say?

    Nick : I'm buying a motorbike. Second hand.

    Susan : There you are - a perfectly sensible purchase! He can go out, look for jobs, run errands...

    Nick : Actually, I'm forming a motorcycle stunt display team!

    Susan : What?

    Ben : And there was me thinking he was doing something stupid!

  • Nick : [about to do a motorcycle stunt]  Off I go, everyone! Wish me luck!

    Ben : What do you want luck for? Hah! Heh! You're gonna get halfway down the road, realise that Scooby Doo is on and you'll be sitting here watching it on the telly!

  • Nick : [In hospital, covered in plaster casts]  So what time do you get off work?

    Ward Sister : Six o'clock.

    Nick : Oh, cool. Because I was thinking, you know, maybe dinner and a movie?

    Ward Sister : OK. Sounds great. And what are you going to be doing?

    Nick : Thought I might get plastered! Or maybe play Doctors and Nurses!

    Ward Sister : [laughs]  Careful, Nick. I've got a rectal thermometer and I know how to use it!

    Nick : Ooh, matron!

    Ward Sister : Actually, I'm a ward sister.

    Nick : Ooh, matron!

  • Ben : How the hell did this happen?

    Nick : Well, it was all going so well until Spike added a bit too much paraffin to the flaming wall of tyres. I got blinded by the smoke and hit the side of a cow.

    Susan : You were jumping a motorbike over a cow?

    Nick : Not by design. She was in the next field.

    Ben : Oh, I see. So, you hit a cow. Was the cow alright?

    Nick : She was bloody brilliant! The crowd went wild!

    Ben : You land on your head?

    Nick : Oh, I don't know. My mind's gone a complete blank.

    Ben : Yeah. Back to normal, then.

  • Ben : [Seeing Nick in hospital]  And then I thought back to when I was your age, and... you know, I just thought 'Come on!', you know? I mean, was a bit reckless, you know? I was a tearaway, got into a few scrapes...

    Nick : You?

    Ben : Yeah.

    Nick : You were my age?

  • Susan : We thought they weren't going to let you out for a few more days!

    Nick : Oh, so did I. But I got thrown out.

    Michael Harper : You got thrown out of a hospital?

    Nick : It weren't my fault. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Ben : It was an operating theatre, Nick.

    Nick : I was hanging out with the guys!

    Ben : They were heart surgeons, Nick.

  • Nick : It's showbusiness, mum! You can't give that up! It's in your blood!

    Michael Harper : Like septicaemia!

  • Ben : Nick, Nick, what's it going to take to persuade you to give up this stunt display crap, eh?

    Nick : Erm... how about... a nice big hug and a kiss?

    Ben : Seriously.

    Nick : I am serious, dad!

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