Psychoville. Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith).


BBC Two sitcom mystery series. 14 episodes (2 series), 2009 - 2011. Stars Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jason Tompkins, Dawn French and others.

Series 1

Psychoville. David Sowerbutts (Steve Pemberton). Copyright: BBC.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 18th June 2009

Mr Lomax, a blind recluse; Robert, a telekinetic dwarf; Mr Jelly, an embittered clown; David, a serial-killer obsessed man-child; and deranged but caring midwife Joy, each receive a black edged card bearing the anonymous message: "I know what you did." As the past catches up with these five seemingly unconnected characters, we begin to delve into their present-day lives.


Psychoville. Brian MacMillan (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 25th June 2009

Mr Lomax enlists the help of his care worker Michael in the quest to complete his unusual collection of 'commodities'.

In-depth Guide

Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith), Mr Jolly (Adrian Scarborough). Copyright: BBC.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 2nd July 2009

We learn how Mr Jelly, the one-handed children's entertainer, ended up the way he is.

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Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: David Sowerbutts (Steve Pemberton), Maureen Sowerbutts (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 9th July 2009

David and his mum, Maureen, continue their killing spree - three people, one room, one body in a trunk. The pair are mid-murder when an unexpected visitor throws them into a panic. But who is the mystery caller and what if the body is discovered? Will Maureen finally get to try pyramid teabags? Featuring a secret guest star.


Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: Bob Dalton (Nick Holder), Karen Dalton (Alex Kelly). Copyright: BBC.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 16th July 2009

Mr Jolly explains to Mr Jelly the reason the blackmail letters are being sent.

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Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: Mr Jolly (Adrian Scarborough), Nurse Kenchington (Eileen Atkins), Robert Greenspan (Jason Tompkins). Copyright: BBC.

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 23rd July 2009

The characters are slowly drawn together in the penultimate episode of this extraordinary comedy thriller. This week an old friend is remembered.

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Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith), Mrs Wren (Vilma Hollingbery). Copyright: BBC.

7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Thursday 30th July 2009

All of the characters are drawn back to the scene of their crime. Will anyone survive the great day of judgement?

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