Psychoville. Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2011
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

A dark comedy mystery starring The League Of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Also features Jason Tompkins, Dawn French, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard, Imelda Staunton and Daniel Ings

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Best British TV comedies of the last 15 years

Den of Geek's contributors and readers choose the best of the best British TV comedies from the past 15 years.

Louisa Mellor, Rosie Fletcher, Elizabeth Donoghue, Jamie Andrew and Juliette Harrisson, Den Of Geek, 13th May 2022

Inside No. 9 & the sick, twisted history of Psychoville

Following this week's crossover episode, Ed Power remembers Psychoville, the Grand Guignol comedy-horror series that gave us Inside No. 9.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 11th February 2020

Greatest Underrated Comedy of the Previous Decade #1

Sometimes you feel a comedy series deserved more recognition, and in the last decade we had quite a few series that never quite reached their full potential, or, through no fault of their own went under the radar.

Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 22nd January 2020

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

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