Camping. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Rufus Jones), Fay (Julia Davis). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Camping (2016)

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2016
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about three couples on a camping trip together. Created by Julia Davis. Stars Julia Davis, Rufus Jones, Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton, Jonathan Cake and more.

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Series 1, Episode 5

Camping. Image shows from L to R: Robin (Steve Pemberton), Fiona (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
To celebrate Robin's birthday, the gang put on a talent show, but the festivities are interrupted when Adam and Kerry clash over his flirtation with Fay.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th April 2016
Sky Atlantic
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th April 2016 11:20pm Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 1:05am Sky Atlantic
Friday 26th August 2016 11:15pm Sky Atlantic
Tuesday 13th December 2016 11:10pm Sky Atlantic
Monday 4th December 2017 10:55pm Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 26th January 2022 10:00pm Sky Comedy
Thursday 28th July 2022 10:15pm Sky Comedy
Saturday 25th February 2023 2:40am Sky Comedy

Cast & crew

Julia Davis Fay
Rufus Jones Tom
Vicki Pepperdine Fiona
Steve Pemberton Robin
Jonathan Cake Adam
Elizabeth Berrington Kerry
David Bamber Noel
Oaklee Pendergast Archie
Shaun Aylward Davey
Guest cast
Grace Hogg-Robinson Catherine
Writing team
Julia Davis Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Script Editor
Production team
Julia Davis Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Ben Boyer Executive Producer
Julia Davis Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
David Ferris Production Designer


Julia Davis's sublime comedy concludes with a painfully awkward double bill, as Robin's birthday finally arrives and the camping trip from hell comes to a shuddering, regretful end. Frustrations boil over between recovering alcoholic Adam and the painfully cowed Kerry over his increasingly blatant flirtations with Fay. But it's when Fay's secret stash of drugs comes into play that things get out of hand, with home truths and sexual experimentation emerging.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 26th April 2016

The final two episodes of this horrifying, uncomfortable, but utterly brilliant sitcom go out tonight. The previous four have produced flinches, cringes and desperately awkward moments but tonight's go completely off the scale! It lurches into violently bleak territory this evening, so be warned: if you already found Camping painful, tonight you might actually require some Ibuprofen.

Robin and Fi host a party in the barn to celebrate his birthday and mark the end of the camping holiday. Despite the innocent cake, pop music and party hats, it descends into utter depravity, becoming like a drugged-up version of The League of Gentlemen.

And there's a surprising amount of full-frontal nudity involved, though not from the hunky Adam or good-looking Fay. It's from the creepy and nameless little man who owns the campsite: he bursts out of the shadows tonight in his perverted, naked, gasping glory when Fay's drug supply loosens everyone's inhibitions and unleashes an animalistic chaos. I felt wonderfully shocked and shaken by the time the credits rolled. Bravo!

Julie McDowall, The National (Scotland), 26th April 2016

Preview: Camping, Sky Atlantic, episodes 5 & 6

Don't be fooled by the jaunty sub-Mumfords music at the start of episode 5. Julia Davis' comedy-drama comes to a head in all sorts of horrendous ways in these last two instalments.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th April 2016

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