Fresh Meat. Image shows from L to R: Kingsley (Joe Thomas), Vod (Zawe Ashton), Josie (Kimberley Nixon), JP (Jack Whitehall), Howard (Greg McHugh), Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.

Fresh Meat

Channel 4 comedy drama about university students in a house-share. 30 episodes (4 series), 2011 - 2016. Stars Jack Whitehall, Joe Thomas, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberley Nixon and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

The housemates move in. Josie sleeps with JP despite fancying Kingsley.

Further details

Fresh Meat. Howard (Greg McHugh). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.

One by one, the six new students destined to be housemates congregate before term begins - although second year Howard has of course already been in solitary residence for some unspecified time.

There are already some surprises in store: to his considerable bemusement, Kingsley manages to pull at the pub, but to his dismay finds the object of his attention is in fact recruiting for her Christian group.

Oregon wastes no time locking horns with her lecturer, Professor Shales, at her first English tutorial - although is startled to find she has also allowed Vod to claim ownership of her first essay. And Josie ends up in bed with JP - a random encounter after which, to her horror, she realises he is in fact there to stay.

Still, at least Howard is able to relinquish his outcast status - an accolade now awarded to the mysterious Paul Lamb - "the invisible man".

Broadcast details

Wednesday 21st September 2011
Channel 4
55 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jack Whitehall JP
Joe Thomas Kingsley
Charlotte Ritchie Oregon
Kimberley Nixon Josie
Zawe Ashton Vod
Greg McHugh Howard
Tony Gardner Professor Shales
Guest cast
Emma Rigby Rachel
Writing team
Jesse Armstrong Writer
Sam Bain Writer
Arnold Widdowson Script Editor
Production team
David Kerr Director
Rhonda Smith Producer
Judy Counihan Executive Producer
Phil Clarke Executive Producer
Tony Wood Executive Producer
Andrew Newman Executive Producer
Sam Bain Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer

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