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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Steve Pemberton: "Psychoville 2 is coming..."

Psychoville co-creator Steve Pemberton has composed a special message for you. He even warns those of a spoiler-sensitive disposition to look away before it's too late...

Steve Saul, BBC Comedy, 28th April 2011

Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton interview

Psychoville, the dark and demented comedy starring and written by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, returns for a second series...

Graham Kibble-White, TV Choice, 26th April 2011

Psychoville 2: Reece & Steve interview

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton - co-creators, writers and performers behind dark comedy classic Psychoville - talk about Series 2...

Steve Saul, BBC Comedy, 21st April 2011

Psychoville 2 - Meet the Characters

Here for the first time are the beautiful new character stills from Psychoville series two. Some familiar faces, and some new ones. We can't wait to meet them all when the series starts on 5th May.

Jon Aird, BBC Comedy, 20th April 2011

Psychoville series 2 episode 1 spoiler-free review

The brilliant Psychoville returns for a second season. Here's our spoiler-free review of a superb opening episode...

Ryan Lambie, Den Of Geek, 15th April 2011

Return to Psychoville

At last it's back! Psychoville returns to BBC Two at the beginning of May for a brand new series. The exact date and time is still locked in a Ravenhill case file but we can share a few juicy details about the opening episode...

Jon Aird, BBC Comedy, 14th April 2011

The Weekend's TV: Psychoville Halloween Special

A Halloween treat from the devilish duo.

Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent, 1st November 2010

Having always been immune to those Halloween episodes so beloved of US sitcoms - they always turn out to be rubbish, even if it's Family Guy - I approached Psychoville's Halloween Special with a certain air of trepidation. But this turned out to be a psycho marriage made in heaven.

Upholding the proud horror tradition of the portmanteau spine-chiller - separate tales only loosely interlocked at the edges - this Psychoville special played as both a sophisticated trailer for the much-anticipated second series and as a pumpkin-packin' thriller in its own right, perfectly timed to give every childish tap on the door an extra edge of menace.

Featuring the juicily demented star characters from the first run of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's macabre comedy, including the bonkers midwife and the mother and son who are way too close for comfort, the show oozed black humour like treacle with a set-up that delighted in ripping the mickey out of Most Haunted while putting the willies up you with the image of Dale Winton hosting such spooky shenanigans.

Electric shocks and dead babies abounded in a classy treat that had plenty of tricks up its sleeve, not least getting the balance between horror and comedy pretty much spot on. It confirmed Psychoville as a worthy successor to The League Of Gentlemen and you can't say fairer than that.

Keith Watson, Metro, 1st November 2010

Psychoville spooks almost 1.5m

BBC2 Halloween special beaten by Paul McCartney film on ITV but draws bigger audience than C4's Desperate Housewives.

Jason Deans, The Guardian, 1st November 2010

Psychoville Halloween Special review

It may not be the best Psychoville has offered, and there are moments that fail to satisfy, but the Psychoville Halloween special still creates a buffet of morbid fun that is just right for the holiday it pays homage to.

Gareth Barsby, Suite 101, 1st November 2010

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