Home. Image shows from L to R: John (Oaklee Pendergast), Sami (Youssef Kerkour), Peter (Rufus Jones), Katy (Rebekah Staton). Copyright: Channel X

Home (2017)

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4 / Comedy Blaps
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Comedy about a family who allow a Syrian asylum seeker to live with them. Stars Youssef Kerkour, Rufus Jones, Rebekah Staton, Oaklee Pendergast, Aaron Neil and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Home. Image shows from L to R: John (Oaklee Pendergast), Peter (Rufus Jones), Victor (Syrus Lowe). Copyright: Channel X
Six months of waiting for a decision, and Sami's good-humoured patience is starting to wear very thin. A family day out in the Surrey Hills leads to departures and frustration which trigger a confrontation and a heated exchange at a 3-star hotel. If Peter can't save the day, Sami will lose his asylum claim.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 5th February 2020
Channel 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th February 2020 2:40am C4

Cast & crew

Youssef Kerkour Sami
Rufus Jones Peter
Rebekah Staton Katy
Oaklee Pendergast John
Nathalie Armin Yasmine
Ali Elhawary George
Guest cast
Syrus Lowe Victor
Sonita Henry Monica
Alexander Kirk Golfer
Jordan Scowen Henry
Isabella Pappas Gemma
Alex Heath Jason
Dan Mersh Police Officer
Writing team
Rufus Jones Writer
Production team
David Sant Director
Adam Tandy Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jim Reid Executive Producer
Gary Matsell Line Producer
Rufus Jones Associate Producer
Lydia Thatcher Post-production Producer
Dan Gage Editor
Amy Maguire Production Designer
Nicky Bligh Casting Director
Jackie Vernon Costume Designer
Trevelyan Oliver Director of Photography
Susie Munachen Make-up Designer
Christian Henson Composer
Beth Hiley Graphics
Andy Lumsden 1st Assistant Director
Hassan Akkad Consultant


Trapped inside a sauna

Sami is causing problems in a sauna.

Featuring: Youssef Kerkour (Sami), Rufus Jones (Peter), Syrus Lowe (Victor), Jordan Scowen (Henry) & Dan Mersh (Police Officer).


TV review: Home

Home, the series Rufus Jones has created and written about a Syrian refugee who winds up in Dorking is truly nimble and brilliant.

Camilla Long, The Sunday Times, 9th February 2020

Home review

Bad comedy on telly is hardly unusual, but it's rare to see something so dreadful it's actually nauseating. The speeches about Britain's asylum laws, not to mention gay rights in Nigeria, came almost as a relief.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 6th February 2020

Review: Home

Review of the Rufus Jones sitcom.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 6th February 2020

The comedy about Syrian asylum seeker Sami returns, eight months on from his arrival in the UK. Sami (Youssef Kerkour) is still waiting for his right to remain and in the meantime is getting impatient with his hosts Katy (Rebekah Staton) and Peter (Rufus Jones). An earnest if heavy-handed opener.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 5th February 2020

Home, Channel 4, review

Series is high on drama and lacking in laughs for Syrian refugee Sami.

Barbara Speed, i Newspaper, 5th February 2020

Home, series 2 episode 1 review

Don't be put off by the premise - Rufus Jones's comedy is a delight.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 5th February 2020

Rufus Jones: the "terrifying" challenge of writing home

"Writing never feels easy, so you may as well write about something that matters," says writer/star of the acclaimed comedy.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 5th February 2020

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