Drifters. Image shows from L to R: Laura (Lauren O'Rourke), Meg (Jessica Knappett), Bunny (Lydia Rose Bewley). Copyright: Zodiak Media Company.

Drifters

E4 sitcom about three female friends stuck in their 20s. 24 episodes (4 series), 2013 - 2016. Stars Jessica Knappett, Lydia Rose Bewley, Lauren O'Rourke, Brett Goldstein and others.

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Drifters finishes after four series

E4 sitcom Drifters has come to an end after four series, creator Jessica Knappett has revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 28th June 2017

All hail the finale of the hard-drinking/slacking/twerking monstrosity that never fails to bring the laughs. The girls are going out on a high with Meg proving as useful as ever when she has to act like a grownup and organise Grandma Primrose's funeral. Laura is on a final warning at work, so taking a sicky would be inadvisable. But when beautifully workshy Bunny stumbles across some Glastonbury tickets, the gang are faced with a dilemma.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 14th November 2016

Jessica Knappett's comedy about three skint housemates returns for a fourth series on filthily good form. Meg (Knappett) is disgusted to find she's dating a gentleman, Bunny is convinced she's psychic and Laura starts a new job flogging broadband, which offers up a sea of eligible men. The action comes together in a disastrous Halloween party, complete with sexy outfits, a gloriously tasteless seance and the appearance of handsome neighbour Scott.

Hannah Verdier, The Guardian, 10th October 2016

Jessica Knappett on turning wilderness years into TV

Jessica Knappett was once so broke she had to choose between tampons or a sandwich. The writer and actor talks about binge-drinking her way through a quarter-life crisis - and working-class hilarity.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 10th October 2016

Jessica Knappett: The six stages of modern dating

From Tinder to dick pics, modern dating is a minefield. Luckily, the star of E4 sitcom Drifters has a foolproof guide to getting it right/not wrong.

Jessica Knappett, The Guardian, 5th November 2015

The Leeds-based comedy following a trio of clueless, perpetually skint twentysomethings returns for a third run. Meg comes to the not-so-logical conclusion that her ex must be gay when he declines a hookup, and rather than keep her theory to herself she's soon spreading the news of Mark's "coming out" to all and sundry. Elsewhere, Bunny gets into a sexually charged situation while rehearsing a play and Laura loses her patience with Gary yet again. As with E4's Chewing Gum, essential viewing for equally maladroit millennials.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

E4 gives Drifters the green light for Series 3

Drifters, the E4 sitcom about three young women struggling to find good jobs and boyfriends, is to return for a third series.

British Comedy Guide, 9th June 2015

This comedy about a trio of sexually challenged twentysomethings has had a consistently strong second run, with highlights including Meg's (Jessica Knappett) "bonk down memory lane" with ex Mark, the girls' foray on to a Tinder-ish dating app and Meg and Bunny's (Lydia Rose Bewley) infatuation with neighbour Scott. This week Leia (Verity-May Henry), whom Meg and Bunny met in India, arrives on the scene, triggering an unlikely political turn for Laura (Lauren O'Rourke), while Meg attends an illegal rave.

Hannah J. Davies, The Guardian, 13th November 2014

This comedy about a trio of sexually challenged twentysomethings has had a consistently strong second run, with highlights including Meg's (Jessica Knappett) "bonk down memory lane" with ex Mark, the girls' foray on to a Tinder-ish dating app and Meg and Bunny's (Lydia Rose Bewley) infatuation with neighbour Scott. This week Leia (Verity-May Henry), whom Meg and Bunny met in India, arrives on the scene, triggering an unlikely political turn for Laura (Lauren O'Rourke), while Meg attends an illegal rave.

Hannah J. Davies, The Guardian, 13th November 2014

Jessica Knappett interview

The writer and star of E4's Drifters talks "inherently sexist" panel shows, token women and overcoming expectations.

Ellie Walker-Arnott, Radio Times, 23rd October 2014