Badults. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Tom Parry), Matthew (Matthew Crosby), Ben (Ben Clark). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.


BBC Three sitcom about three immature men. 12 episodes (2 series), 2013 - 2014. Stars Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry, Ben Clark, Jack Docherty and others.

Badults. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Tom Parry), Matthew (Matthew Crosby), Ben (Ben Clark). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.


Studio sitcom starring sketch group Pappy's as flatmates

2013 - 2014
BBC Three
12   (2 series)
Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry, Ben Clark, Jack Docherty, Katherine Ryan, Emer Kenny, Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Matthew Crosby, Ben Clark and Tom Parry
Ben Kellett and Gordon Anderson
Izzy Mant

Outrageous, ridiculous, and with an anarchic streak, Badults is a studio based sitcom which follows flatmates Tom, Ben and Matthew on a series of adventures that lead them to the brink of death, imprisonment, or even worldwide fame.

Now in their late 20s, Tom, Ben and Matthew are living out the pact that they made as kids; to live together when they're all grown up. But in truth they simply can't act grown up - they are bad at being adults - they're 'badults'.

It very quickly becomes clear that this isn't a conventional flat-share. Instead it's a springboard for a series of absorbing, unexpected schemes: transforming the flat into a pop up restaurant, launching a new dance anthem into the charts or re-enacting the French Revolution (to list just a few).

Pappy's say: "Having spent 10 years on the live circuit, this is an absolute dream come true for us. We wanted to create a TV show that transformed our live, stage work as Pappy's in to a sitcom with very much the same silly, old school studio sitcom style. We are thrilled to have worked with such an impressive team at Comedy Unit and BBC Three, who got our sense of humour straight away and have had faith in us every step of the way."

Series 2 hopes to answer some of life's biggest questions. Where's the best place to watch the football? What happens if you live your life by the roll of the dice? Are the neighbours Russian spies? And what's worse, magic, poetry or trampolining?

There's also a brand new member of the team, Matthew's new office colleague Lucy, a mischievous prankster who loves torturing Matthew, much to Matthew's horror, and delight.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • The Secret Dude Society (Working title)
  • Pappy's Secret Dude Society (Working title)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 on BBC Three at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 7th July 2014 on BBC Three at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 10th January 2015 at 2:00am

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