Catterick. Image shows from L to R: Carl (Bob Mortimer), Chris (Vic Reeves)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2004
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A surreal comedy series following the story of Carl and his brother Chris, who've been apart for 15 years. Stars Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Morwenna Banks, Mark Benton, Tim Healy and more.

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Essential episodes: Catterick episode 1

Vic and Bob have had many a success over the years, from Big Night Out to The Smell Of and Bang Bang It's Reeves And Mortimer, and of course Shooting Stars was huge for them, lasting for many years. But the one time the public haven't loved a series was when they created their best work, the sitcom Catterick, which told a six part story about a man searching for his lost son. All of the episodes are equally strong so choosing the best for this feature was quite difficult, so I went for the first as it serves as a superb introduction to the madness that would ensue.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 16th December 2020

Vic and Bob consider a return to Catterick

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are considering reviving their show Catterick - possibly as an animation.

Chortle, 21st November 2019

Forgotten comedies: Catterick

Catterick is probably the most surreal sitcom ever made.

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 7th January 2019

The best of Reeves & Mortimer

Our rundown of their finest moments.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 27th November 2018

10 British TV comedies that ended too soon

Some sitcoms come to a natural end after a long run. Others are not so lucky and get cut short in their prime. And then Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps runs for 80 episodes. Here are 10 of the best comedies that ended far too soon...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 8th December 2016

Rewind: Vic and Bob's "Catterick" revisited

From Big Night Out and sketch shows in the 1990s, to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) in the 2000s and House of Fools in more recent years - as well as their anarchic quiz show Shooting Stars - Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are one of the UK's most successful comedy double acts. But Catterick has been largely forgotten. As the pair announce more dates for their Poignant Moments tour, celebrating 25 years since they started performing together, we revisit their underrated 2004 comedy-drama...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 3rd May 2016

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