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 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
    Charlie Phillips Editor
    Brian Sykes Production Designer
    Joby Talbot Composer



    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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