Back. Image shows from L to R: Stephen (David Mitchell), Andrew (Robert Webb)


  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Also features Penny Downie, Louise Brealey, Geoffrey McGivern, Jessica Gunning, Oliver Maltman and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,094

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Back review

Anthony Head returns to add sparkle.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 29th January 2021

Back knows the provincial pub is Britain in microcosm

This comedy series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb also has deep feeling for its boozer's denizens.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 27th January 2021

Review: Back & Finding Alice

Reviews of the return of Mitchell & Webb's sitcom and ITV's new comedy drama.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 23rd January 2021

Back review

Return of sibling-rivalry comedy with Mitchell and Webb.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 22nd January 2021

Back review

Whether you can stomach the lurches from pitch-black humour about mental illness to banter about fizzy drinks in the bar depends chiefly on how much you enjoy Mitchell and Webb as a sitcom double act. Fans of their previous series, Peep Show, might love it. I can't say I do.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 22nd January 2021

Back review

Mitchell and Webb return to offer some comfort viewing.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 22nd January 2021

Back series two review

To judge the new series of Back on the strength of its first episode would be like ruling on a movie on the first 20 minutes. For while the show is certainly funny, the main aim of creator Simon Blackwell is to set the wheels in motion for a captivating psychodrama that will play out over the following five weeks.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st January 2021

TV review: Back, Series Two, C4

Now this is more like it. At the risk of sounding like a fogeyish version of the David Mitchell character in Peep Show/real life this is a proper good old grown up comedy. Not really a sitcom at all though judging by the first episode of the second series, but hang around, there is definitely humour to be sniffed out here.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st January 2021

Back review

Mitchell and Webb's return is well worth the wait.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 21st January 2021

Back review

This gaslighting comedy is a joy to watch.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 21st January 2021

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