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
    Henry Paker Script Development
    Production team
    David Schneider Director
    Simon Mayhew-Archer Producer
    Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
    Joe Haughey Editor
    Mo Holden Production Designer
    Oli Julian Composer


    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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