Psychoville. Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2011
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

A dark comedy mystery starring The League Of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Also features Jason Tompkins, Dawn French, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard, Imelda Staunton and Daniel Ings

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

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


This episode is known on the DVD as 'Black Mail'

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th June 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 18th March 2010 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 8th October 2011 12:20am Dave
Tuesday 29th November 2011 1:00am Dave
Tuesday 13th December 2011 2:15am Dave
Thursday 22nd December 2011 2:25am Dave
Thursday 19th January 2012 1:45am Dave
Friday 20th July 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Monday 20th October 2014 12:35am Gold
Sunday 15th February 2015 12:20am Gold
Sunday 15th February 2015 2:30am Gold
Monday 28th September 2015 1:00am Gold
Monday 28th September 2015 3:25am Gold

Cast & crew

Steve Pemberton David Sowerbutts
Reece Shearsmith Maureen Sowerbutts
Reece Shearsmith Mr Jelly
Steve Pemberton Oscar Lomax
Jason Tompkins Robert Greenspan
Dawn French Joy Aston
Daniel Kaluuya Michael Fry (aka Tealeaf)
Daisy Haggard Debbie Hart
Steve Pemberton George Aston
Lisa Hammond Kerry Cushing
Adrian Scarborough Mr Jolly
Reece Shearsmith Brian MacMillan
David Bamber Robin
Big Mick Mike Jeffries (aka Grumbly)
Maxwell Laird Kevin Gyles (aka Snoozy)
Guest cast
Nicholas Le Prevost Graham (aka Colonel Bluster)
Janet McTeer Cheryl (aka Trixie)
Natalie Cassidy Lorraine (aka Miss Tipsey)
Amanda Abbington Caroline (birthday party mum)
Dominic Coleman Colin (antenatal dad)
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Kate (antenatal mum)
Sally Sanders Old Lady (in post office)
Holly Shearsmith Lorna (birthday girl)
David Smallbone Martin
George Weaver Boy (at birthday party)
Writing team
Steve Pemberton Writer
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Justin Davies Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Joby Talbot Composer

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