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, Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar and others.

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

Series 4, Episode 1

We rejoin the couple after Rob's secret relapse to alcoholism ended in a dramatic car crash and a forced confession to Sharon. A new acquaintance becomes increasingly friendly with Rob, while Sharon dabbles in a new hobby that could also see her on the wrong side of the law.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th January 2019
Channel 4
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rob Delaney Rob
Sharon Horgan Sharon
Ashley Jensen Fran
Mark Bonnar Chris
Guest cast
Dexter Hyman Frankie
Sonny Hyman Frankie
Julie Hesmondhalgh Amanda
Nick Sampson Judge Hickey
Ahir Shah Prosecution Barrister
Leila Hoffman Helen
Joan Hooley Diane
Jenny Bede Shop Girl
Yemisi Oyinloye Shop Manager
Mark Flitton Security Guard
Writing team
Rob Delaney Writer
Sharon Horgan Writer
Production team
Jim O'Hanlon Director
Toby Welch Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Kara Baker Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Rob Delaney Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer


Making a friend at Alcoholics Anonymous

Following a car crash, Rob has to do community service at a charity shop and start attending AA meetings...

Featuring: Rob Delaney (Rob), Sharon Horgan (Sharon), Ashley Jensen (Fran), Julie Hesmondhalgh (Amanda), Leila Hoffman (Helen).


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