Peep Show. Image shows from L to R: Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell), Jeremy Usbourne (Robert Webb). Copyright: Objective Productions
Peep Show

Peep Show

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2003 - 2015
  • 54 episodes (9 series)

Sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb as a pair of socially dysfunctional flatmates with little else in common. Also features Olivia Colman, Matt King, Paterson Joseph, Neil Fitzmaurice, Elizabeth Marmur and more.

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Series 2, Episode 4 - University Challenge

Mark meets a student called April in a shoe shop and decides to return to see her again, but discovers that she has gone to university in Dartmouth.

Further details

Jez has a gig to play in the same city, so Mark goes along on the pretext of wanting to see his band play.

Mark develops a crush on a shoe shop assistant, April but when he returns to try to meet her again he finds that she has gone back to university.

Super Hans tells Jeremy that he is ditching him to go on tour with another band, Executioners Bong, but gives in to Jeremy's pleading and allows him to come along as a roadie. Their first gig is in the university that April is attending so Mark tags along.

In an attempt to meet April, Mark gatecrashes her tutorial and even finds himself invited along with April to a party in the tutor's home. Mark now has to pretend to be a mature student in order to pursue April who has 'the magic combination of beauty and low self-esteem'.

Executioners Bong has a row with Super Hans and asks Jeremy to stand in as front man.

Mark and Jeremy go to a corner shop but the shop owner catches Jeremy shoplifting and locks them in a store room. They escape but this causes Jeremy to be late for the gig. Jeremy turns up to find that Super Hans has been rehabilitated and makes a fool of himself by going on stage anyway and being thrown off by security.

In the next scene Mark is at the professor's party. Jeremy turns up, barges in and tries to blow Mark's cover as a mature student. However Mark still gets to go back to April's hall of residence and attempts to sleep with her. She turns him down because it's too early and she believes that they'll be in college together for another three years anyway so they will have plenty of time.

Of course the next morning Mark has to leave knowing he'll never see April again, 'this will haunt me for the rest of my life'.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 3rd December 2004
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

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Monday 7th March 2011 10:20pm Dave
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 12:20am Dave
Wednesday 13th June 2012 1:15am Dave
Friday 22nd June 2012 2:30am Dave
Wednesday 11th July 2012 12:55am Dave
Wednesday 8th August 2012 12:15am Dave
Tuesday 18th September 2012 2:05am Dave
Monday 13th January 2014 11:10pm 4Music
Monday 27th January 2014 12:00am 4Music
Wednesday 28th May 2014 12:00am London Live
Thursday 29th May 2014 10:30pm London Live
Thursday 19th June 2014 10:30pm London Live
Friday 20th June 2014 9:30pm London Live
Saturday 21st June 2014 9:00pm London Live
Sunday 29th June 2014 11:00pm London Live
Monday 30th June 2014 11:30pm London Live
Monday 19th January 2015 1:30am London Live
Tuesday 16th June 2015 12:25am London Live
Friday 19th June 2015 12:35am London Live
Saturday 20th June 2015 9:30pm London Live
Wednesday 27th January 2016 2:00am London Live
Wednesday 27th January 2016 9:30pm London Live
Friday 29th January 2016 2:15am London Live
Tuesday 21st June 2016 12:55am Gold
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 12:35am Gold
Wednesday 7th September 2016 12:00am Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2017 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 11th April 2017 12:40am Gold
Thursday 6th July 2017 11:00pm Gold
Monday 11th December 2017 12:55am Gold
Saturday 12th May 2018 1:10am Gold
Sunday 13th May 2018 12:55am Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2018 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 29th January 2019 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 2nd February 2019 12:00am Gold
Monday 13th January 2020 2:00am Gold
Monday 13th January 2020 11:35pm Gold
Wednesday 19th February 2020 11:40pm Gold
Thursday 20th February 2020 2:05am Gold
Friday 27th March 2020 10:55pm Gold
Saturday 28th March 2020 2:00am Gold
Monday 6th April 2020 11:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th April 2020 2:10am Gold
Friday 15th May 2020 12:05am Gold
Thursday 23rd July 2020 11:15pm Gold
Friday 24th July 2020 2:35am Gold
Monday 18th January 2021 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 19th January 2021 2:10am Gold
Wednesday 20th January 2021 2:20am Gold
Monday 25th January 2021 2:25am Gold
Friday 7th May 2021 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 8th May 2021 1:35am Gold
Tuesday 10th August 2021 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 10th August 2021 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 28th September 2021 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 28th September 2021 3:30am Gold
Wednesday 17th November 2021 11:20pm Gold
Thursday 18th November 2021 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 1st February 2022 12:25am Gold
Tuesday 1st February 2022 3:30am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 12:20am Gold
Thursday 10th March 2022 3:20am Gold
Tuesday 19th April 2022 1:10am Gold
Tuesday 19th April 2022 3:20am Gold
Monday 13th June 2022 11:15pm Gold
Saturday 23rd July 2022 12:15am Gold
Monday 26th September 2022 1:15am Gold
Sunday 23rd October 2022 12:40am Gold
Sunday 20th November 2022 1:55am Gold
Friday 16th December 2022 12:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
Robert Webb Jeremy Usbourne
David Mitchell Mark Corrigan
Matt King Super Hans
Rachel Blanchard Nancy
Catherine Shepherd April
Guest cast
Matt Blaize Actor
Peter Capaldi Actor
Alexia Healy Actor
Harmage Singh Kalirai Actor
Logan Murray Actor
Tony Wadham Actor
Writing team
Jesse Armstrong Writer
Sam Bain Writer
David Mitchell Writer (Additional Material)
Robert Webb Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tristram Shapeero Director
Phil Clarke Producer
Andrew O'Connor Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong Associate Producer
Sam Bain Associate Producer
Lucien Clayton Editor
Jeff Sherriff Production Designer
Daniel Pemberton Composer
Jonathan Whitehead Composer

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