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Essential episodes: Peep Show

Choosing what is essentially the best ever episode, one that is perfect to show to someone if you want them to become a fan for life, was fairly difficult to do and led to lots of ummming and ahhhhhing and various other strange very British noises. But in the end I chose season two's second episode, "Jeremy Makes It", as it contains the characters at their funniest, is a great introduction to their various neuroses, and features a number of extremely memorable moments.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 19th November 2020

The oral history of Four Lions

A comedy about suicide bombers doesn't exactly jump off the page as a workable film idea. Yet in the 2000s, Chris Morris decided to spend years researching the subject to see if he could pull it off for his debut feature.

Daniel Dylan Wray,, 30th July 2020

The brilliance of Peep Show (2003-2015)

It's been five years since the 'El Dude Brothers' last graced our TV screens. Written primarily by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain with David Mitchell and Robert Webb spearheading the project, it is justly Channel 4's longest running comedy show in its history. Famed for its ambitious use of the first person perspective and interior monologue, this cult classic proves to depict the glory of British humour and British sitcoms generally.

Keith Mulopo, The Boar, 20th July 2020

Aisling Bea & Jamie Demetriou pick up BAFTAs

Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou have been recognised for their comedy writing at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 17th July 2020

BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations

Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Fleabag and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees in the BAFTA TV Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2020

Top 20 British sitcoms of 21st century: Peep Show

Peep Show is still the longest running sitcom in Channel 4 history. Two things particularly (other than Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain's brilliant writing) elevate it above the usual odd couple style flat share set-up. Firstly, the unique way it is filmed, enabling us to not only see the world through Mark and Jez's eyes but hear their (often not entirely flattering) thoughts.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 30th March 2020

Radio Times TV 100 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge tops list

The result is a rundown of 100 TV stars who've had a tremendous past 12 months. Fleabag co-stars Olivia Colman and Andrew Scott came 13th and 21st respectively.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 3rd December 2019

Review: The Day Shall Come

Chris Morris's latest film might have its heart in the right place, but lacks direction and fails to deliver on an ambitious premise, says Linda Marric.

Linda Marric, The Jewish Chronicle, 11th October 2019