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

Peep Show

Channel 4 sitcom about flatmates. 54 episodes (9 series), 2003 - 2015. Stars Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Olivia Colman, Matt King and others.

Series 7, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 11:25pm.

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Mitchell & Webb want more Peep Show when they're older

David Mitchell and Robert Webb have revealed they're keen to do more Peep Show, but only when they're 'really old'.

Dominic Smithers, Lad Bible, 11th January 2021

Robert Webb sells Peep Show T-shirts for charity

Robert Webb is selling four of the T-shirts he wore when he played dissolute slacker Jez in Peep Show. The money raised will go to the Trussell Trust, the charity that supports those in poverty and campaigns for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th November 2020

Essential episodes: Peep Show

Choosing what is essentially the best ever episode, one that is perfect to show to someone if you want them to become a fan for life, was fairly difficult to do and led to lots of ummming and ahhhhhing and various other strange very British noises. But in the end I chose season two's second episode, "Jeremy Makes It", as it contains the characters at their funniest, is a great introduction to their various neuroses, and features a number of extremely memorable moments.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 19th November 2020

Beyond Spitting Image - more BritBox comedies available

Classic satirical comedy Spitting Image has just been revived for a new generation on BritBox. This is BritBox's first original commission, but there are also plenty of classic comedies available on the streaming service, which also features some of the best shows that have aired on the BBC, C4 and ITV over the years.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th October 2020

What's the optimum number of series for a sitcom?

We try to pinpoint the TV comedy sweet spot, where 'sharp and consistent' has yet to become 'laboured and cliched'.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 27th July 2020

The brilliance of Peep Show (2003-2015)

It's been five years since the 'El Dude Brothers' last graced our TV screens. Written primarily by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain with David Mitchell and Robert Webb spearheading the project, it is justly Channel 4's longest running comedy show in its history. Famed for its ambitious use of the first person perspective and interior monologue, this cult classic proves to depict the glory of British humour and British sitcoms generally.

Keith Mulopo, The Boar, 20th July 2020

Aisling Bea & Jamie Demetriou pick up BAFTAs

Aisling Bea and Jamie Demetriou have been recognised for their comedy writing at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 17th July 2020

Disability need not be a punchline

British television and British humour are two worlds that go hand in hand. British comedy television contains many representations of various groups, but disability often meets comedy at an intersection where disabled people sit at the butt of cheap jokes: from the severely sight impaired American cartoon character Mr Magoo to the use of mental health problems for comedic gain in Peep Show.

Bethany Dawson and Tobias Soar, Black on White TV, 9th July 2020

C4: erasing creative history is not a quick fix

Critics say removal of problematic TV shows from streaming platforms is an 'arbitrary gesture' that does little to combat racism.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 29th June 2020

Netflix remove Peep Show scene containing blackface

The scene, which appears in the season two episode "Dance Class", first aired in 2004 and sees Jez (p]Robert Webb]) try to impress love interest Nancy (Rachel Blanchard) by breaking "sexual taboos", including wearing blackface. Jez questions the ethics of wearing blackface, saying that it "feels almost wrong" before asking: "Are you sure this isn't racist?", leading Nancy to reply: "We're breaking a taboo, of course, it feels wrong" and later add: "Jeremy, I come from America. I've seen the problems race brings up." The scene has been cut from the Mitchell and Webb sitcom on Netflix, but is yet to be removed from Channel 4's own catch-up service All4.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 29th June 2020