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 7

Mrs Professor Shales gets suspicious and assumes her husband is having an affair - but with Vod, not Oregon.

Further details

Fresh Meat. Vod (Zawe Ashton). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.

Oregon resolves to break it off with Shales, but he wrong-foots her by leaving his wife and turning up on her doorstep.

Josie's fiancé Dave is moving into the house by stealth, much to Kingsley's chagrin. Under suspicion from Dave, Kingsley blurts out the details of Josie's indiscretion with JP. The marriage is off.

JP is in denial about his father's death, and diverts his grief into desperate attempts to get out of doing his end-of-term exams. Meanwhile, Brian begs Howard to resume their friendship.


This episode was first show online via 4oD, from the 26th October. The delay of this episode was due to a drama broadcasting across the previous week.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th November 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
Sara Stewart Jean Shales
Robert Webb Dan
Adam Gillen Brian
Guest cast
Ben McGregor Dave
Susan Calman Nadine (Counsellor)
Writing team
Jon Brown Writer
Arnold Widdowson Script Editor
Production team
Annie Griffin 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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