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.

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Series 4, Episode 4

Catastrophe. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Delaney), Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television
Rob is pretty unenthusiastic about the prospect of celebrating brother-in-law Fergal's 40th birthday. Sharon comes face-to-face with her mum's 'new man', while Fran and Chris drunkenly party with their new partners.

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Broadcast details

Tuesday 29th January 2019
Channel 4
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th January 2019 2:15am C4
Saturday 2nd February 2019 2:20am C4

Cast & crew

Rob Delaney Rob
Sharon Horgan Sharon
Ashley Jensen Fran
Mark Bonnar Chris
Jonathan Forbes Fergal
Frances Tomelty Carol
Daniel Lapaine Dave
Douglas Hodge Douglas
Emily Lloyd Saini Tanya
Guest cast
Eileen Walsh Kate
Lauren Socha Anna
Dexter Hyman Frankie
Sonny Hyman Frankie
William Gaminara Stephen
Brian Gleeson Ciaran
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
Samantha McCole Line Producer
Christopher Watson Editor
Chris Richmond Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Rebecca Duncan Costume Designer
Mattias Nyberg Director of Photography
Jacquetta Levon Make-up Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Andy Lumsden 1st Assistant Director


Pretending you have diarrhoea

Rob deliver's the perfect excuse to escape Fergal's birthday party...

Featuring: Rob Delaney (Rob) & Sharon Horgan (Sharon).


The tiniest bit of mid-season drift is remedied by a party episode filled with all the best minor characters: Fergal (Jonathan Forbes) is back to celebrate his 40th birthday, a fiasco that ends up looking rather like a Renaissance painting - featuring, unforgettably, Douglas Hodge on bass and drums.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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