Big Boys. Image shows left to right: Jack (Dylan Llewellyn), Danny (Jon Pointing)
Big Boys

Big Boys

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy following two mismatched male friends thrown together at university. Stars Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Olisa Odele, Izuka Hoyle and more.

  • Due to return in January 2024
Big Boys. Image shows left to right: Danny (Jon Pointing), Jack (Dylan Llewellyn)

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Channel 4
6 (1 series)
Jack Rooke
Dylan Llewellyn, Jon Pointing, Camille Coduri, Olisa Odele, Izuka Hoyle, Katy Wix, Harriet Webb, Annette Badland and Jack Rooke
Jack Rooke
Jim Archer
Bertie Peek, Ash Atalla, Alex Smith, Jack Rooke, Thomas Dixon, Chelsea Chandler and Franky Chadwick

Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two boys from very different ends of the "spectrum of masculinity" who become best mates at Brent Uni freshers week 2013.

Jack, 19, is a dweeby, sheltered, closeted boy from Watford, trying to both overcome grief after his dad's passing and figure out what he actually wants in life. He leaves potty-mouthed matriarch Peggy who has persuaded him to take up a scholarship at a local uni so he can make something of himself and not just be stuck at home, masturbating and knitting blankets to sell on Etsy.

Meanwhile Danny, 25, is your typical loud and proud lads' lad. Hailing from a run-down seaside town, Danny is a few years older than every other fresher, trying to live out a lost adolescence whilst confronting the demons of his own mental health.

Living in an ex-classroom shed on campus, the boys get thrown together by the enigmatic Jules, the head of the SU who was once a student herself a decade ago and has just never, ever, left.

They soon meet Corinne, a sharp, study-centric Scot who's also learning to let her hair down and Yemi, the savvy fashion-kid who at 19 has already seen it all, done it all and begrudgingly guides this gang of misfits through freshers and beyond.

And so we follow their first year at Brent Uni as they explore, experiment and try to discover themselves, helping one another along the way.

Narrated by comedian Jack Rooke, Big Boys is based on his award-winning live Edinburgh Fringe shows Good Grief, Happy Hour and Love Letters.

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Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 26th May 2022 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 2nd October 2023 at 11:40pm on E4 - Episode 6
  • Monday 2nd October 2023 at 11:05pm on E4 - Episode 5
  • Monday 25th September 2023 at 11:05pm on E4 - Episode 4

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