It Was Panning
26 December 2012
11.45 Million
Running time
Production code
Flash sideways
Centric character(s)
11.45 Million
Recurring Characters
Caroline Newman - Zumba Instructor

Edward Bennett - New Boss
Lizzie Stables - Emma (Office Girl 1)
Taj Atwal - Emma (Office Girl)
Graham Bohea - Messenger

Vicki Pepperdine - Eaters Anonymous Group Leader
Supporting Characters
Emma Kennedy - Sue Perb

Jason Watkins - Dick Twist

Bo Poraj - Michael Jaffrey (News Reporter)
Special Guest Star(s)
Celebrity Appearance(s)
Minor or Uncredited Roles
Archive footage

It Was Panning is the first episode of Series 3 of Miranda. It broadcasted on Wednesday 26 December 2012, at 9pm.


Penny is threatening to cancel Miranda’s Christmas if she doesn’t sort her life out. Among other things, she forces her daughter on a detox. Stevie has a new executive job and Miranda tries to follow her into an office job, but it all proves too much. Meanwhile, are Gary and Miranda able to just be friends?


Miranda has agreed to be just friends with Gary, but it proves difficult for them both. Meanwhile, the joke shop has gone out of business, so after being inspired by Stevie and Tilly, Miranda gets a job in an office. Penny tries to help Miranda get her life under control and she makes her daughter join a weight loss class, after she is featured in a news report about obesity. Miranda later learns from the reporter, Mike (Bo Poraj), that the camera was just panning. She and Stevie then agree to be business partners and reopen the shop.