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.

Press Clippings

The story behind Psychoville's two-take episode

With much discussion at the moment around how the sixth episode of Netflix's The Haunting Of Hill House was shot in just five long takes, let's revisit an episode of Psychoville which accomplished a similar feat back in 2009.

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 8th December 2018

Psychoville: revisiting a brilliant, bizarre comedy

A salute to Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's excellent Psychoville, available now on Netflix UK...

Kyle McManus, Den Of Geek, 22nd January 2018

Weirdest musical moments in British comedy

A selection of some of the strangest songs and musical moments in British comedy.

Anglonerd, 9th October 2017

Rewind: Psychoville revisited

A third season of Inside No. 9 arrives on our TV screens this month, so let's take a look back at its creators' previous comedy venture, Psychoville.

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 15th February 2017

10 British TV comedies that ended too soon

Some sitcoms come to a natural end after a long run. Others are not so lucky and get cut short in their prime. And then Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps runs for 80 episodes. Here are 10 of the best comedies that ended far too soon...

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 8th December 2016

Binging: Psychoville

A series which can make you piss yourself laughing while being shit-scared: Alison Carr reckons Psychoville is a proper telly triumph.

Alison Carr, Standard Issue, 29th November 2016

Radio Times launches a poll to name the best sitcom since 2000

Radio Times has launched a poll to name the best British TV sitcom broadcast since the year 2000. There are 40 shows in the shortlist.

British Comedy Guide, 19th July 2016

Rewind: Psychoville revisited

Psychoville is full of laugh-out-loud moments, quotable lines and clever references.

Sophie Davies, Cult Box, 4th March 2016

Nothing screams Halloween like Psychoville

A look back at the Psychoville Halloween special.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 31st October 2012

Radio Times review

The 37th best TV show of 2011 according to the Radio Times.

Manna for lovers of the macabre - a shudder one minute, a cackle the next. Series two had no qualms about meting out grisly ends to its lead personae, at a rate of roughly one bloodbath per episode. At least psycho-mum Maureen got to appal us all with her terrifying Tina Turner karaoke before carking it. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton invested even their vilest creations with flashes of pathos; new to this run were extreme fag hag Hattie, shackling a gay Iranian man in her boudoir, and beyond-anal librarian Jeremy Goode, haunted by the Silent Singer. Add to the brew a glam Imelda Staunton, Eileen Atkins at her most severe and a cameo from cult horror director John Landis, and this show left you scared and scarred.

Patrick Mulkern, Radio Times, 13th December 2011