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 6

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th February 2019 2:05am C4

Cast & crew

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
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


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

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

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

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