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. 30 episodes (4 series), 2011 - 2016. Stars Jack Whitehall, Joe Thomas, Charlotte Ritchie, Kimberley Nixon, Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Tony Gardner and others.

Series 3, Episode 7

Word gets out that it's Howard's birthday, and Candice insists they throw him a party. Unfortunately, not everyone sees the gathering in quite the same terms.

Further details

Fresh Meat. JP (Jack Whitehall). Copyright: Objective Productions / Lime Pictures.

It's Howard's birthday, not that he's told anybody. But word gets out anyway and the housemates agree to throw him a party at Candice's behest.

However, after getting a taste for politics during the sit-in, Oregon is keen to hijack the whole event and make it into a political fundraiser for her own campaign to become President of the Student Union... Which is in turn being hijacked by Vod who's desperate to be her campaign manager, even though her knowledge of politics is absolutely zilch.

A fight breaks out between two of the housemates which results in total ruination of the kitchen.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th December 2013
Channel 4
50 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jack Whitehall JP
    Joe Thomas Kingsley
    Charlotte Ritchie Oregon
    Kimberley Nixon Josie
    Zawe Ashton Vod
    Greg McHugh Howard
    Jelka Van Houten Sabine
    Sophie Wu Heather
    Faye Marsay Candice
    Guest cast
    Catherine Steadman Alison
    Mary Joanna Coogan LAN Party Goer 1
    Ned Derrington Noah
    Tiernan Douieb Fancy Dress Howard
    Rege-Jean Page Dean
    James Spilsbury LAN Party Goer 2
    Writing team
    Tony Roche Writer
    Hannah Mackay Script Editor
    Production team
    Charlie Fawcett Editor
    Tom Sayer Production Designer
    Jamie Jay Johnson Director
    Rhonda Smith Producer
    Judy Counihan Executive Producer
    Andrew Newman Executive Producer
    Sam Bain Executive Producer
    Jesse Armstrong Executive Producer
    Christian Henson Composer


    Howard's 'Secret' Birthday Party

    Howard does not want a party.

    Fresh Meat Unlocked - A Message from Oregon's Campaign Team

    A message from Director of Communications (Vod), on behalf of Student Bodies President candidate Oregon Shawcross.

    Featuring: Zawe Ashton (Vod).


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