Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television
Catastrophe

Catastrophe

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2015 - 2019
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan as a couple who make a 'bloody mess' of falling in love. Also features Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar, Carrie Fisher, Jonathan Forbes, Frances Tomelty and more.

Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015 - 2019
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
24 (4 series)
Stars
Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar, Carrie Fisher, Jonathan Forbes, Frances Tomelty, Gary Lilburn and more
Writers
Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
Directors
Ben Taylor, Jim O'Hanlon and Andy Lumsden
Producers
Jack Bayles, Toby Welch, Richard Allen-Turner, Kara Baker, Jon Thoday, Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan and Samantha McCole
Companies

A comedy following an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London.

Clumsy lust, instant pregnancy, and genuine disaster provide the foundation for this flaming hovel of a relationship.

In a mess of events always in danger of slipping out of their grasp, Rob and Sharon must also learn to deal with her largely awful friend; his eccentric Bostonian mother; and attempt to navigate the choppy waters of their ever-more-complicating lives.

Can Sharon, "an extraordinarily good-smelling woman" and Rob, "a sturdy love-maker" steer through the increasingly thorny situations they find themselves in and still find time for an emergency shag in a stairwell? Prepare to find out.

The stakes are higher in Series 2 as we rejoin the now married couple who struggle to stay in love - and lust - while new challenges rear their ugly heads... all the while contending with monstrous family and crazy friends, who seem hell-bent on ensuring that whatever new life-journey Rob and Sharon embark on will be anything but simple.

Series 3 picks up where he left off last time, with an unexplained receipt for the morning after pill in Rob's hand and a lot of questions for Sharon.

Additional details

Part of

4Funnies 2013 - 2014

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th January 2015 at 10pm on Channel 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 10pm on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

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