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: 783

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The 30 best British sitcoms to watch now

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Daily Mail, 24th April 2024

Hidden gem British TV comedies on Netflix

Fill your Netflix watchlist full of these critically acclaimed British comedies.

Laura Vickers-Green, Den Of Geek, 24th June 2023

Rob Delaney says he'd rather 'starve to death' than reboot Catastrophe as a 'cash grab'

"We stopped doing it as we had done four series we were proud of and could smell that we were in danger of repeating ourselves and, frankly, we said a lot about marriage and parenting in there. Maybe Sharon might have ideas. I totally don't."

Roderick McPhee, The Sun, 5th April 2023

Best British TV comedies of the last 15 years

Den of Geek's contributors and readers choose the best of the best British TV comedies from the past 15 years.

Louisa Mellor, Rosie Fletcher, Elizabeth Donoghue, Jamie Andrew and Juliette Harrisson, Den Of Geek, 13th May 2022

The dark side of 21st century TV comedy

Shows like Fleabag, BoJack Horseman, and Veep show how modern TV comedies have embraced pain and grief, writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, BBC, 4th November 2021

BBC reveal poll of 100 greatest TV shows 21st century

BBC Culture polled 206 TV experts from 43 countries in order to find the greatest TV of the 21st century. The top comedy in the poll was British sitcom Fleabag at 4th. Also in the top 100 are The Office (9th, with the US version at 39th), The Thick Of It (20th), Black Mirror (22nd), Peep Show (42nd), Inside No. 9 (48th), Detectorists (64th) and Catastrophe (96th).

BBC, 19th October 2021

How the sitcom wife evolved in 10 classic characters

Here we chart their evolution via 10 of sitcom's most memorable wives, from both the UK and USA...

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 21st August 2021

Why the mum is TV's most compelling character

Parental comedy Motherland is back - a reminder that some of pop culture's most watchable matriarchs are anything but perfect.

Nell Frizzell, The Guardian, 10th May 2021

How the Irish sitcom took over telly

The Emerald Isle has been making the world laugh for forever, but a recent wave of comedies have found a new level of success. Ellie Harrison meets the stars behind them, including Sharon Horgan and Domhnall Gleeson, to find out why Ireland does dark humour best.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 12th April 2021

BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations

Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Fleabag and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees in the BAFTA TV Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2020

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