British Comedy Guide

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

Peep Show

Channel 4 sitcom. 54 episodes (9 series), 2003 - 2015. Stars Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Olivia Colman, Matt King, Paterson Joseph, Neil Fitzmaurice, Elizabeth Marmur and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 is repeated on Gold today at 11:40pm.

Press Clippings

Mrs Brown's Boys named best sitcom since 2000

Mrs Brown's Boys has come top of the Radio Times poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2016

Why we really don't need an American Peep Show

Peep Show, my favourite TV comedy, is to be adapted for audiences in the United States. And what should be an exciting prospect, is something I'm instead meeting with a sentimental sigh and the thought: "Here we go again..."

Daniel Collier, Huffington Post, 1st August 2016

Groundbreaking comedy shows worth remembering

Take a trip down memory lane as we run through 2003's biggest comedy hits and check out the catchphrases that caught us hook, line and sinker.

Rachel Tierney, The Telegraph, 29th July 2016

America to attempt another remake of Peep Show

US television network Starz is to attempt to re-make Peep Show. This news follows two previous failed attempts by other networks to bring the format to America.

British Comedy Guide, 27th July 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

The EU referendum according to Peep Show

On Wednesday night Twitter was treated to a rather wonderful thought experiment from actor and writer Robert Webb. How would the characters in Peep Show vote in the upcoming EU referendum?

Chris York, The Huffington Post, 16th June 2016

Peter Kay's Car Share leads BAFTA TV Awards comedy nominations

Car Share leads the comedy related nominations in the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards shortlists. Other nominations include Chewing Gum, Peep Show and People Just Do Nothing.

British Comedy Guide, 30th March 2016

Radio Times review

Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2015, #25: It all ended this year, in true Peep Show style,...

Hannah Shaddock, Radio Times, 28th December 2015

Peep Show was a very funny show about very sharp pain

Peep Show does execute its particular misery more effectively than its competitors.

Emmett Rensin, Vox, 23rd December 2015

The final instalment of Peep Show was, like all the other episodes of Peep Show leading up to this point, brilliant. It was made more brilliant by the continued underplaying of its own brilliance, as if everyone involved knows they're doing something hilarious but it would be a bit un-British to crow about it.

In this episode, Jez was struggling to keep pace with his drug-guzzling younger boyfriend and facing the prospect of his 40th birthday with some apprehension: "40 is basically 50 and 50 is dead". Mark, meanwhile, declared his love for April, but obviously it wasn't quite as straightforward as that, and by the end the El Dude brothers were alone again, sitting in their flat watching a nature documentary about the reintroduction of wolves into the wild. "What next?" muses Mark. "Bring back smallpox? We all had fun with the smallpox, didn't we? Is it time smallpox had a reboot?"

Farewell, then, Peep Show. I'll miss you.

Elizabeth Day, The Observer, 20th December 2015

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