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"Lia"
Series 3, Episode 1
301Lia

Broadcast date 23 January 2011
Written by Toby Whithouse
Directed by Colin Teague
Cast
Guest Cast
Episode chronology
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"Adam's Family"
George: "Is it soundproof? It's just, um, I can get pretty.. "Rarr! Rarr!".. when I'm working out. "Feel the burn", "Who's your daddy?"... "Say what you see...""
Nina: "Oh God."
George tells the realtor about his requirements

"Lia" is the title of the first episode of the third series of Being Human. It is the first episode of Being Human to be given a "proper" title, as opposed to the previous numbered titles.

Summary Edit

If Mitchell is to rescue Annie from purgatory, then first he must face up to his haunting past. Meanwhile, George is arrested moments before the full moon. When you've spent the last few years sharing a house with a vampire and werewolves, you would imagine life couldn't get any weirder. But Annie, the ghost who has so far escaped the clutches of death finds herself in even stranger surroundings at the start of the third series: trapped in purgatory, waiting to hear her fate. Meanwhile, Annie's best friends and former housemates – werewolf couple George and Nina, and reformed vampire Mitchell  – are hoping for a fresh start by moving to Wales. Surely if anywhere can provide a haven for them, a place where they can pass under the radar, it's the seaside town of Barry?

Leaving the memories of their much-loved house in Bristol behind, George, Nina and Mitchell settle into their new home – a kitsch B&B named Honolulu Heights that boasts many benefits for supernatural sharers; a large basement providing a safe and sheltered environment on a full moon, for one. Mitchell, however, is finding it hard to settle in. He's struggling with the guilt of his bloodthirsty revenge at the end of the last series, but – most importantly – he's missing Annie. Determined to get her back Mitchell enters purgatory, where he meets Lia. Though sweet and sparky, Lia lets Mitchell into a dark secret that threatens to haunt him day and night, and to tear his friendships apart...

TriviaEdit

MusicEdit

Aside from Richard Wells' original score, this episode features the following songs:

  • Town Called Malice, by The Jam, from the album The Gift (1982) - playing quietly in the cafe where Tom and McNair are having lunch
  • Mad About the Boy, by Dinah Washington (1952 single) - playing as George and Nina get sexy in the bedroom, only to be interrupted by Mitchell
  • Keep the Home Fires Burning, by John McCormack (1917 single) - playing on the gramophone as Lia takes Mitchell to the WW1 trench that was the site of his first kill
  • Reason is Treason, by Kasabian, from the album Kasabian (2003) - playing on the soundtrack as George spots Tom in the woods and gives chase
  • Who Let the Dogs Out, by Baha Men, from the album Who Let the Dogs Out (2000) - played by the vampires as an introduction to the dogfight


Being Human BBC Episodes

Series 1: PilotFlotsam and JetsamTullyGhost TownAnother Fine MessWhere The Wild Things AreBad Moon Rising

Series 2: Cure And ContagionServe God, Love Me And MendLong Live The KingEducating CreatureThe Looking GlassIn The MorningDamageAll God's Children

Series 3: LiaAdam's FamilyType 4 The PackThe Longest DayDaddy GhoulThough the Heavens FallThe Wolf-Shaped Bullet

Series 4: Eve Of The WarBeing Human 1955The Graveyard ShiftA Spectre CallsHold the Front PagePuppy LoveMaking HistoryThe War Child

Series 5: The TrinitySticks and RopePie and PrejudiceThe Greater GoodNo Care, All ResponsibilityThe Last Broadcast

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