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.

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

Series 4, Episode 6

Sharon and Rob arrive in Boston for a family holiday only to receive some tragic news about Rob's mum, Mia. Under pressure, the couple need to negotiate an estranged family member and a 'grief vampire', while Rob has a tempting, but complicated offer from an old friend.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Channel 4
35 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rob Delaney Rob
    Sharon Horgan Sharon
    Jonathan Forbes Fergal
    Guest cast
    Dexter Hyman Frankie
    Sonny Hyman Frankie
    Michaela Watkins Sydney
    Lance Bremmer Jimmy
    Nat Faxon Pat
    David Alan Grier Tim Cabot
    Mitchell Mullen Ryan
    Alibe Parsons Jan
    Writing team
    Rob Delaney Writer
    Sharon Horgan Writer
    Production team
    Chris Richmond Production Designer
    Christopher Watson Editor
    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
    Oli Julian Composer


    Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan end their modern classic of a sitcom by moving to the US for the funeral of Rob's mum, who was played by the late Carrie Fisher. In a whirl of snarling grief are the usual cathartic transgressions, and a perfect blend of cynicism and sentimentality. Peerless.

    Jack Seale, The Guardian, 12th February 2019

    Catastrophe episode 6, finale review

    The last ever episode highlights the fact there has really never been anything quite like this series before.

    Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 12th February 2019

    Catastrophe finale review

    Through four years of caustic dissection of marriage and parenthood, the charisma, warmth and chemistry of Catastrophe's brilliant leads ensured we went out on a high.

    Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 12th February 2019

    Catastrophe: greatest TV ending since The Sopranos

    Daring, mysterious and affecting, the conclusion to Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's sitcom will be remembered alongside the great small-screen finales.

    Jack Seale, The Guardian, 13th February 2019

    Catastrophe, Channel 4, series 4 finale review

    Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney go out on a grief-stricken, hope-filled cliffhanger.

    Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk, 13th February 2019

    Catastrophe: the final episode

    Such density of scripting, combined with the dark humour and embarrassing realities, both made palatable by the screen charisma of Delaney and Horgan, should cement Catastrophe's place as a landmark in Britain's comedy terrain.

    Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th February 2019

    The finale of Catastrophe: a perfect, poetic farewell

    The show, as it always has done, invites us to think darkly, even if just for a second.

    Anna Leszkiewicz, The New Statesman, 14th February 2019

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