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Drifters finishes after four series

E4 sitcom Drifters has come to an end after four series, creator Jessica Knappett has revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 28th June 2017

This comedy about a trio of sexually challenged twentysomethings has had a consistently strong second run, with highlights including Meg's (Jessica Knappett) "bonk down memory lane" with ex Mark, the girls' foray on to a Tinder-ish dating app and Meg and Bunny's (Lydia Rose Bewley) infatuation with neighbour Scott. This week Leia (Verity-May Henry), whom Meg and Bunny met in India, arrives on the scene, triggering an unlikely political turn for Laura (Lauren O'Rourke), while Meg attends an illegal rave.

Hannah J. Davies, The Guardian, 13th November 2014

This comedy about a trio of sexually challenged twentysomethings has had a consistently strong second run, with highlights including Meg's (Jessica Knappett) "bonk down memory lane" with ex Mark, the girls' foray on to a Tinder-ish dating app and Meg and Bunny's (Lydia Rose Bewley) infatuation with neighbour Scott. This week Leia (Verity-May Henry), whom Meg and Bunny met in India, arrives on the scene, triggering an unlikely political turn for Laura (Lauren O'Rourke), while Meg attends an illegal rave.

Hannah J. Davies, The Guardian, 13th November 2014

Initially dubbed the "female Inbetweeners", the girls who starred alongside Will and co in their first big-screen spinoff came into their own last year in this charming, witty sitcom. Now they're back with more twentysomething trials. This week Meg (Jessica Knappett) uses her family dramas to cosy up to neighbour Scott, Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley) becomes fixated on her boyfriend's musical career, and an accident forces Laura (Lauren O'Rourke) to assume the role of reluctant caregiver.

Hannah J. Davies, The Guardian, 23rd October 2014

Hitching a ride on the coat-tails of the seventh series of The Big Bang Theory, this new British sitcom might not have a snowball's chance in hell of matching that for clever gags.

But give it a chance. It's written by and stars Jessica Knappett as Meg alongside Lydia Rose Bewley and Lauren O'Rourke, who were all in The Inbetweeners Movie.

But as these girls are in their mid-20s, it's closer in age (if not in cleverness) to Lena Dunham's Girls than a female Inbetweeners, mining that period after university when your dream career fails to drop into your lap and you end up drifting between dead-end jobs and even more dead-end relationships.

Arabella Weir and Bob Mortimer play Meg's parents.

Best bit of the second episode of tonight's double bill shows why you should never order oysters on a first date. Set in Leeds, its crassness is part of its charm.

Jane Simon, The Mirror, 31st October 2013