British Comedy Guide

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.


BBC Two sitcom about making a US comedy. 34 episodes (4 series), 2011 - 2015. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins and others.

Expected to return in April.

Press Clippings

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Inside No. 9, Episodes, Mum, Raised By Wolves up for Rose d'Or Awards

Inside No. 9, Episodes, Mum and Raised By Wolves are amongst the nominees for the 2016 international Rose d'Or Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 11th July 2016

America: where British sitcoms go to die

It is the holy grail for British writers - having your sitcom remade for America. But can Raised By Wolves succeed where Fawlty Towers flopped?

Andrew Collins, The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

Episodes to end after Series 5

Episodes, the BBC Two sitcom starring Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig and Matt LeBlanc, is to end after its next series.

British Comedy Guide, 12th April 2016

Stephen Mangan: Episodes series five should be the last

"You always want to get out before everyone gets tired of you," he said of the BBC comedy, adding that his co-star Matt LeBlanc will still be involved despite his new Top Gear commitments.

Emma Daly, Radio Times, 16th February 2016

Episodes Series 5 could be the last

The many fans of Episodes had better be warned... the next series could be its last.

Caroline Frost, The Huffington Post, 13th January 2016

Matt LeBlanc tiptoes towards middle age

Episodes, by Friends co-creator and writer David Crane - allows Matt LeBlanc to poke rip-roarious fun at what happens to household names like himself who, thanks to a show's stellar success, are automatically greenlit for comedy projects everywhere, whether the writers and crew want them or not.

Grace Dent, The Independent, 25th July 2015

Episodes Series 4 review

Episodes has clearly had its day. Presumably the fact that it is returning for a fifth series owes itself to the fact that it has been far better received in the US than it has in the UK.

Chris Hallam, 13th July 2015

Series four of Episodes is the best yet

As the curtain falls on the fourth series of the Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan comedy, Ben Dowell says the show has never been better.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 6th July 2015

Radio Times review

Because Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane have created such a host of fabulous supporting characters over the four series of Episodes, Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig's bemused-Brits-in-LA Sean and Beverly can take a back seat in this hilarious season finale and let the carnage unfold around them.

The Matt/Merc feud reaches an exquisitely absurd climax on the set of the LeBlanc-fronted new game show The Box (is it me or is the format for this actually quite good?). And Helen Basch's envious suspicions about her girlfriend Carol also come to a head in a rollicking 30 minutes that shows just how deftly plotted Klarik and Crane's writing is. Thank the showbiz gods there will be another series. Or as Matt might put it: "Bring on the bugs!"

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 6th July 2015

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