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, 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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