Can You Live Without…?

Episode Guide

Series 2 Episode Guide


Series 2 · Episode 1

For some of us, living without sex may not present any problems. But for the newlyweds in this episode, daily sex is an important part of their relationship.

People Mover

Series 2 · Episode 2

For most families, the idea of coping without their car is inconceivable. But for this family, it's their worst nightmare.


Series 2 · Episode 3

Keith is one of the 32 million people in Britain who go along to the football every Saturday afternoon. A lifelong Leeds supporter, Keith spends at least forty hours a week on his obsession.

Designer Labels

Series 2 · Episode 4

For the Ackerley family, appearance is everything, and that means labels. From Gucci to Gaultier, Mercedes to Moschino, Clarins to Chanel, virtually every item they own is a status symbol.


Series 2 · Episode 5

Like many young people in Britain today, Andrew and Adam's social lives revolve around alcohol. Best friends since school, they have grown up together down at the pub.


Series 2 · Episode 6

In this episode well-known glamour model and page three girl Jordan tries living without her celebrity status for the first time.

Mod Cons

Series 2 · Episode 7

Like most people, the Wilks family are reliant on their mod cons to make life easier. Meals are cooked in the microwave, plates loaded into the dishwasher, dirty washing is thrown into the machine then transferred straight to the dryer, and the latest gadgets all save them precious time and effort.


Series 2 · Episode 8

Joanna and Steve Cole and their five teenage kids are part of the 42 million people in the UK who own mobile phones. The cult of the mobile is growing, and 77% of all 14 -16 year olds have them.


Series 2 · Episode 9

Like half the population of the UK, the McCarthy family are regular smokers. John and Brenda, who have a combined total of fifty-six years of smoking between them, are the parents of twenty-one year-old Donna who has smoked for ten years, seventeen year-old Rachel who has smoked for five years, and sixteen year-old Daniel who has been smoking for two years.