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.

Press clippings

I love Julia Davis's Camping but US remake is confusing

The news that Lena Dunham has developed it for a US audience is a bit boggling; will they be allowed, inclined, to show such bleakness? This gloaming grimness feels particularly British.

The Guardian, 4th September 2018

Julia Davis comedy Camping to be remade in USA

Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are making a series for HBO based on Camping, the 2016 sitcom by Julia Davis. The new version will star Jennifer Garner.

British Comedy Guide, 9th February 2018

South Bank Awards nominations announced

Camping, Fleabag, People Just Do Nothing, and Kieran Hodgson have secured comedy nominations for the 2017 South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 6th June 2017

Comedy nominees for BAFTA TV Awards 2017

Camping, Fleabag, Flowers, People Just Do Nothing, The Last Leg and Taskmaster are amongst the nominees for the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 11th April 2017

Camping, Fleabag, Mum, Alan Partridge up for BAFTA writing award

The BAFTA Craft Awards shortlists have been announced, with the writers behind Camping, Fleabag, Mum and Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle up for the Comedy Writing award.

British Comedy Guide, 28th March 2017 Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Bruce Dessau's top TV comedy for 2016

It's been a bad year in all sorts of ways, but not in terms of TV comedy. I sat down today to come up with a top ten of the year and had difficulty narrowing it down to ten. Of course there were disappointments and programmes that didn't quite live up to expectations, such as Sky's Andrew Lawrence documentary, but there was still plenty to laugh at here. And if you are quick some of them are still available on various catch-up services. And in case you are wondering, I decided not to include Black Mirror - it was brilliant but just too painfully real to be funny.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th December 2016

Comedies up for Broadcast Awards 2017

Camping, Catastrophe, Chewing Gum, Fleabag, Mum and Murder In Successville are amongst the nominees in the Broadcast Awards 2017.

British Comedy Guide, 24th November 2016

Julia Davis has free rein on Sky to intensify her signature style, which is grubby grotesques making each other's lives rotten. Hunderby's setting softened it; this sitcom - repeated in full now, having premiered in April - is about present-day, middle-class perverts, led by Vicki Pepperdine as a wildly exaggerated version of the lemony fusspots she's known for. If you can buy everyone being monstrous from the first minute, it's a rich well of cruelty and cringe.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 26th August 2016

Agonising. Awkward. Cringeworthy. Painful. These are words which describe this sitcom. Another word would be "genius". The series was shown a few months ago on Sky Atlantic but is being repeated tonight. All six episodes are broadcast here in one tremendous, spectacular parade of humiliating humour, and I urge you to watch it if you missed it the first time around, or even if you've already seen it.

Camping is about three middle-class English couples who go on a posh camping holiday for one disastrous weekend. Marooned in the countryside together, all their hatred, resentments and concealed lusts come boiling forth. We get horror and conflict in a sweet, chocolate-box setting. It is just brilliant.

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

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