Josh. Image shows from L to R: Kate (Beattie Edmondson), Josh (Josh Widdicombe), Geoff (Jack Dee), Owen (Elis James). Copyright: BBC.


BBC Three sitcom about a luckless loser. 19 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Josh Widdicombe, Elis James, Beattie Edmondson and Jack Dee.

Josh. Image shows from L to R: Owen (Elis James), Josh (Josh Widdicombe), Holly (Jing Lusi). Copyright: BBC.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Swimming & Kissing

Josh gets invited to the event of the summer - the only trouble is that it's a pool party and he can't swim.

Further details

Josh gets invited to a pool party... but he can't swim. This could be detrimental to his pursuit of love because no one is impressed by paddling.

(Un)luckily for Josh, however, Geoff thinks he can teach him in time. Meanwhile, after a date with Owen's friend, Kate receives an unflattering critique of her kissing technique.


Additional material was written by the cast.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 11th November 2015
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Josh Widdicombe Josh
Elis James Owen
Beattie Edmondson Kate
Jack Dee Geoff
Guest cast
Sam Pamphilon Simon
Jing Lusi Holly
Jenny Bede Phoebe
Writing team
Josh Widdicombe Writer
Tom Craine Writer
Production team
David Schneider Director
Simon Mayhew-Archer Producer
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer


Josh - Series Trailer

Life for Josh never runs smoothly...

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe (Josh), Elis James (Owen), Beattie Edmondson (Kate), Jack Dee (Geoff).

Worst swimming lesson ever

Josh's landlord, Geoff, reckons he can teach anyone to swim - even without water.

Featuring: Josh Widdicombe (Josh), Jack Dee (Geoff).


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