Brian (played by Colin McFarlane) - Brian is Louise's natural father, and when she is given a photograph of him is horrified to discover that he "...wears socks with sandals!" He is traced by Louise, using only the angle from which the photograph has been taken—and the address written on its back. When they meet in The Archer for the first time, it becomes clear that Brian is a con-man. When Jonny turns up, Brian takes a shine to him, and it is obvious that Brian is gay. Jonny eventually realises this and rejects Brian, who also reveals that he is an alcoholic.