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 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
    Charlie Phillips Editor
    Brian Sykes Production Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer
    Steve Morphew Stage Manager


    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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