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 3

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

Further details

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

The plot continues to thicken this week as Mr Jelly reveals how he ended up that way. He also reveals why his nemesis, Mr Jolly, is to blame for everything, including his red, raw stump.

Mr Lomax, meanwhile, travels to the private auction of Snappy the Crocodile, in Dudley, and meets the eBay-obsessed Siamese twins, the Crabtree sisters.

Meanwhile, David and his mum dispatch their next victim disguised as beauticians, and Robert wreaks his revenge on Debbie during a midweek matinee of Snow White.


This episode is known on the DVD as 'Jelly'

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd July 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
Christopher Biggins Biggins
Lisa Hammond Kerry Cushing
Adrian Scarborough Mr Jolly
Elizabeth Berrington Nicola
Reece Shearsmith Brian MacMillan
Alison Lintott Chelsea Crabtree
Debbie Chazen Kelly Su Crabtree
Alex Kelly Karen Dalton
Nick Holder Bob Dalton
Big Mick Mike Jeffries (aka Grumbly)
Maxwell Laird Kevin Gyles (aka Snoozy)
Guest cast
Janet McTeer Cheryl (aka Trixie)
Aaron Smith Ian Dalton (Snappy owner)
Steve Pemberton Judge Pennywise
Dominic Coleman Colin (antenatal dad)
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Kate (antenatal mum)
Robert Portal Prosecutor
Tom Godwin Defence Lawyer (Mime Artist)
Emma Nanson Mum at Party
Will Ashcroft GP
Writing team
Steve Pemberton Writer
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Justin Davies Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer


David and Maureen in disguise

David and Maureen disguise themselves as beauticians.

Featuring: Steve Pemberton (David Sowerbutts), Reece Shearsmith (Maureen Sowerbutts), Janet McTeer (Cheryl (aka Trixie)).


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