Cockroaches. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Daniel Lawrence Taylor), Suze (Esther Smith). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
Cockroaches

Cockroaches

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV2
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Romantic comedy set after a nuclear war. Daniel Lawrence Taylor and Esther Smith star. Created by Bad Education's Freddy Syborn. Stars Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Esther Smith, Tom Davis, Jessica Emily Rose, Jack Whitehall and more.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channels
ITV2
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Esther Smith, Tom Davis, Jessica Emily Rose, Jack Whitehall, Rebecca Humphries, Robert Bathurst, Nigel Planer and more
Writers
Freddy Syborn and Dan Swimer
Director
Ben Taylor
Producers
Clelia Mountford, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice and Josh Cole
Companies

Tom and Suze, two nineteen-year-olds both dreaming of the future, have sex when nuclear war strikes. Unfortunately, they then survive. Awkward.

Ten years later, they're wandering the wasteland where England used to be. They're joined by Laura, the child they conceived on the night of the nuclear war.

They end up at a camp of survivors, where it turns out that a lack of food and water is merely the start of their problems.

Cockroaches is a post-apocalyptic comedy about one family trying to survive in a wasteland of cannibals, perverts and one insufferable-ex. Our heroes struggle with boredom, fear and the ethics of cooking with their own body fluids.

It's also about those absurd ideas on which our society is built. Like, how do you decide who's in charge? Do you re-establish the idea of money? What do you teach children? Is Cannibalism really such a bad idea if you're really really hungry?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 13th January 2015 at 10pm on ITV2
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 10pm on ITV2
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 19th February 2015 at 11:15pm on ITV2 - Episode 6
  • Thursday 19th February 2015 at 12:00am on ITV2 - Episode 6
  • Saturday 14th February 2015 at 1:20am on ITV2 - Episode 5

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