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


  • 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.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 460


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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

Rob Delaney Rob
Sharon Horgan Sharon
Jonathan Forbes Fergal
Frances Tomelty Carol
Gary Lilburn Des
Daniel Lapaine Dave
Sarah Niles Melissa
Seeta Indrani Harita
Emmanuelle Bouaziz Olivia
Marta Barrio Mallandra
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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