Psychoville. Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith).


BBC Two sitcom. 14 episodes (2 series), 2009 - 2011. Stars Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Jason Tompkins, Dawn French, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard, Imelda Staunton and others.

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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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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