Game On. Image shows from L to R: Matthew Malone (Neil Stuke), Martin Henson (Matthew Cottle), Mandy Wilkins (Samantha Janus). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Game On

Flat-share sitcom about the lives of three twenty-somethings whose lives aren't getting any better

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
1995 - 1998  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
18 (3 series)
Starring:
Ben Chaplin, Samantha Janus, Matthew Cottle, Neil Stuke
Production:
Hat Trick Productions

Matthew, Martin and Mandy are childhood friends from Herne Bay who are now sharing a flat in Battersea, London.

After his parents are killed in a road accident, Matthew develops agoraphobia. Fearful of leaving the flat, he is forever finding bizarre ways to pass the time of day.
Martin's life isn't much better: he has a boring job at a bank and can't seem to get a girlfriend.
Attracting the opposite sex isn't a problem for Mandy, but holding down a job is as she finds herself going from one temp job to another.

Our Review: Game On managed to quickly build up a strong fan base, but finished after just three series as the writers didn't want to work on a fourth.

Whilst it seems to have built up a bit of a following since its demise, this sitcom wasn't everybody's cup of tea when in production - it featured controversial dialogue, predictable one-liners and some would say shallow character development.