Hang Ups. Dr. Richard Pitt (Stephen Mangan)
Hang Ups

Hang Ups

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2018
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a therapist who finds himself at a crossroads in life. Stars Stephen Mangan, Katherine Parkinson, Karl Theobald, Jessica Hynes, Richard E. Grant and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Richard is busy trying to relaunch his career online after the disastrous collapse of his group therapy practice.

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Further details

Richard Pitt is a therapist trying to relaunch his career online after the disastrous collapse of his group therapy practice.

We join Richard on the first day of his new venture where working from home is destined to be chaotic when he has his teenage children, his high flying wife, his unconventional parents, his eccentric therapist, his useless best friend Pete and a whole host of extraordinary clients to contend with.

When a disastrous past decision comes back to haunt him is it any wonder his clients are left wondering who needs therapy more...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 8th August 2018
Channel 4
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th August 2018 2:10am C4

Cast & crew

Stephen Mangan Dr. Richard Pitt
Katherine Parkinson Karen Muller
Karl Theobald Pete Thompson
Richard E. Grant Leonard Conrad
Charles Dance Jeremy Pitt
Bebe Cave Issy Pitt
Fionn O'Shea Ricky Pitt
Steve Oram Neil Quinn
Paul Ritter Werner Lienhard
John MacMillan Adebowale 'Abs' Walters
Anjana Vasan Zahra Alsaadi
Kaine Zajaz Dylan Parkes
James Sterndale Liam Donohoe
Guest cast
Tolulope Ogunmefun Troymaine Samuels
Monica Dolan Alison Jones
Sarah Hadland Fiona Bellingham
Lolly Adefope Angie Henderson
Alice Lowe Celia Cain
David Bradley Frank Ellerby
Jo Joyner Clare Maynard
Darren Boyd David Cobbs
Writing team
Robert Delamere Writer
Stephen Mangan Writer
Louise Delamere Writer (Additional Material)
Neil Gibbons Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Gibbons Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Butcher Story Editor
Production team
Robert Delamere Director
Louise Delamere Producer
Kevin Loader Executive Producer
Stephen Mangan Executive Producer
Laura Riseam Associate Producer
Cheyenne Conway Line Producer
Robin Davies Co-producer
Steve Ackroyd Editor
Miranda Jones Production Designer
Julie Harkin Casting Director
Lisa Duncan Costume Designer
Oli Russell Director of Photography
Reena Gohil Make-up Designer
Rael Jones Composer
Chris May 1st Assistant Director


When you tell your new boss a dirty joke...

Richard's morning gets off to a stressful start, so why not lighten the tension with a joke?

Featuring: Stephen Mangan (Dr. Richard Pitt), Karl Theobald (Pete Thompson) & Alice Lowe (Celia Cain).


The week in TV: Hang Ups

Co-writer Stephen Mangan heads a stellar cast in Channel 4's new therapy comedy.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 12th August 2018

TV reviews: Hang Ups

In TV world, the only profession more troubled than a police detective is a therapist. From the outset, Hang Ups was a tense, nervous headache of a sitcom, a visible pulse in its temple, muscles a neurotic knot.

Victoria Segal, The Times, 12th August 2018

Hang Ups, episode 1 review

Real therapists will roll their eyes but this comedy is a wonderfully ribald treat.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 9th August 2018

TV review: Hang Ups

So far it is half-excellent, half-nervous breakdown.

James Jackson, The Times, 9th August 2018

Hang Ups episode 1 review

With a strong core cast, an impressive roster of guest stars and an interesting style unlike anything else on British television, Hang Ups is an enjoyable watch.

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 9th August 2018

New comedy: 'Cup your genitals and just hold them'

If the jokes are just the right side of inappropriate, so is the form.

Peter Crawley, The Irish Times, 9th August 2018

Hang Ups episode 1 review

Stephen Mangan's semi-improvised Channel 4 comedy Hang Ups is a circus of silliness and human pain...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 9th August 2018

Hang Ups review: a very funny wake up call

The series is hilarious but sheds light on some serious issues that will hit home for millennials.

Molli Mitchell, The Daily Express, 9th August 2018

Stephen Mangan stars in and co-scripts this fast-paced and funny new series about Richard, a put-upon therapist trying to make a new career by carrying out sessions online. Among his clients are a woman whose life and aspirations are defined by Instagram and an aggressive creditor who agrees to take sessions to offset some of Richard's debts. Charles Dance and Richard E Grant co-star, as does The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson, as Richard's partner, who is constantly accompanied by a male friend.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 8th August 2018

Hang Ups star Stephen Mangan explains his new sitcom

The actor joins his Channel 4 comedy co-creator - and brother-in-law - Robert Delamere to talk through mental health and why they've never argued.

Chris Harvey, Radio Times, 8th August 2018

TV: Hang Ups, Channel 4

Boy oh boy that Stephen Mangan has a hell of a work ethic.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 8th August 2018

Hang Ups review

Mangan stars in a remake of Lisa Kudrow's Web Therapy and manages the rarest of TV feats: a UK adaptation that's every bit as good as the US original.

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 8th August 2018

Hang Ups, Channel 4 review

Stephen Mangan's new sitcom is hilarious and off-the-wall.

Elisa Bray, i Newspaper, 8th August 2018

Stephen Mangan on writing his first sitcom Hang Ups

"I'll be in therapy for years after this."

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 7th August 2018

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