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


Channel 4 sitcom about a messy relationship. 24 episodes (4 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan, Marta Barrio, Ashley Jensen and others.

Series 2, Episode 5

Sharon manages to convince Rob that now is a good time to return to teaching.

Further details

Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Fergal (Jonathan Forbes), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television.

Sharon manages to convince Rob that now is a good time to return to teaching. However, when she finally manages to secure a meeting with the Head Mistress, the conversation quickly becomes an outpouring of emotion for Sharon.

Meanwhile at Rob's office, things have become increasingly awkward around Olivia since he rebuffed her indecent proposal.

Elsewhere Dave is 'off the wagon' and soon out of control following his split with Catherine. However, the problems are now mounting for Rob.

Not only has Sharon's brother Fergal failed to repay the money Rob's secretly lent him, but Olivia has filed some serious allegations about Rob to their bosses. The biggest problem for Rob is just how he's going to explain any of this to Sharon.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th November 2015
Channel 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rob Delaney Rob
    Sharon Horgan Sharon
    Marta Barrio Mallandra
    Jonathan Forbes Fergal
    Frances Tomelty Carol
    Gary Lilburn Des
    Daniel Lapaine Dave
    Sarah Niles Melissa
    Seeta Indrani Harita
    Emmanuelle Bouaziz Olivia
    Guest cast
    Paul Cawley Pete
    Serena Evans Mrs Hammond
    Rebecca Herod Leslie
    Barbara Horne Margaret
    Taniel Yusef Teacher
    Writing team
    Rob Delaney Writer
    Sharon Horgan Writer
    Production team
    Ben Taylor Director
    Jack Bayles Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    Kara Baker Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Rob Delaney Executive Producer
    Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
    Steve Ackroyd Editor
    Monica Black Production Designer
    Oli Julian Composer

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