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 4

Psychoville. Image shows from L to R: David Sowerbutts (Steve Pemberton), Maureen Sowerbutts (Reece Shearsmith). Copyright: BBC.
David and his mum, Maureen, continue their killing spree - three people, one room, one body in a trunk. The pair are mid-murder when an unexpected visitor throws them into a panic. But who is the mystery caller and what if the body is discovered? Will Maureen finally get to try pyramid teabags? Featuring a secret guest star.


Inspired by Hitchcock's movie, Rope, this episode comprises of just two long takes - challenging viewers to spot the cut. See our trivia section for more details about this episode.

This episode is known on the DVD as 'David and Maureen'

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th July 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Pemberton David Sowerbutts
Reece Shearsmith Maureen Sowerbutts
Guest cast
David Smallbone Martin
Mark Gatiss (as Sam Kisgart) Jason Griffin (Detective)
Writing team
Steve Pemberton Writer
Reece Shearsmith Writer
Production team
Matt Lipsey Director
Justin Davies Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer



Maureen is dying for a cup of tea - and she isn't the only one who is dying.

Featuring: Steve Pemberton (David Sowerbutts), Reece Shearsmith (Maureen Sowerbutts).

Superman Dance

Maureen tries to cheer David up.

Featuring: Steve Pemberton (David Sowerbutts), Reece Shearsmith (Maureen Sowerbutts).


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