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Campus. Image shows from L to R: Georgina 'George' Bryan (Katherine Ryan), Jonty de Wolfe (Andy Nyman). Copyright: Monicker Pictures
Campus

Campus

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2009 - 2011
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Semi-improvised sitcom set on a university campus, following its unhinged staff. Stars Andy Nyman, Joseph Millson, Lisa Jackson, Jonathan Bailey, Sara Pascoe and more.

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Campus. Image shows from L to R: Imogen Moffat (Lisa Jackson), Nicole Huggins (Sara Pascoe), Jonty de Wolfe (Andy Nyman), Jason Armitage (Will Adamsdale), Matt Beer (Joseph Millson), Lydia Tennant (Dolly Wells), Flatpack (Jonathan Bailey), Georgina 'George' Bryan (Katherine Ryan). Copyright: Monicker Pictures

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2009 - 2011
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Andy Nyman, Joseph Millson, Lisa Jackson, Jonathan Bailey, Sara Pascoe, Will Adamsdale, Dolly Wells, Katherine Ryan and more
Writers
Robert Harley, James Henry, Oriane Messina, Gary Parker, Victoria Pile, Richard Preddy, Fay Rusling and Christian Sandino-Taylor
Director
Victoria Pile
Producers
Victoria Pile and Caroline Leddy
Company

Campus is set in a fictitious 'new' university and explores the lives and souls of a handful of people that work there - some as academics, some simply involved in the general running of the place.

With a semi-improvised feel, Campus features an ensemble cast, and is made by the team behind Green Wing and Smack The Pony, including producer Victoria Pile.

At the helm of Kirke University is stubby, mercurial Vice Chancellor Jonty de Wolfe, who wants nothing more than to drench the uni in the juices of his own greatness.

As a scary cloud of financial doom hovers over the gently crumbling 60s concrete, Jonty attempts to pimp up Kirke in any way he can, whether it's faked alumni, kidnapped prodigies or a range of "Eau de Kirke" perfumery - but his lofty plans soar as gracefully as a porky tortoise and while the strangely unsettling puppet master plunges deeper into the pickle jar, the rest of Kirke's assorted staff get sidetracked by the more urgent dilemma of who to sleep with next.

The philandering English Professor Matt Beer is forced to up his game in all departments, as he makes no impression on shy Maths lecturer Imogen Moffat, who herself is consumed with creative agony over expectations of a follow-up to her hit Mathsbuster. He is left to contemplate his rapidly greying pubes while his younger, bouncier, athletic student sidekick Flatpack - who combines a six-pack body with the intellect of a piece of Ikea furniture - makes more headway with the lovely maths boffin. The gawky mechanical engineer Lydia 'big s**t' Tennant, the three Graces of Admin (Big Grace, Pretty Grace and 'Was Once A Man' Grace), Jason the reticent accountant and Nicole the feisty accommodations officer add more sexual confusion to the mix.

Additional details

Part of

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase 2009

Also known as
  • Comedy Showcase: Campus
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Soundtrack to the show composed by Jonathan Whitehead, as Trellis.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 6th November 2009 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 17th August 2013 at 2:10am on E4 - Episode 6
  • Saturday 10th August 2013 at 1:40am on E4 - Episode 5
  • Friday 9th August 2013 at 2:05am on E4 - Episode 5

Recording details

  • Brunel University - Pilot
  • University of Bath - Series exteriors
  • Bucks New University (High Wycombe) - Series interiors

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