British Comedy Guide

Pulling. Donna (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Silver River.


BBC Three sitcom. 13 episodes (2 series), 2006 - 2009. Stars Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks, Rebekah Staton, Cavan Clerkin, Juliet Cowan, David Armand, Andrew Brooke and others.

Press Clippings

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

Binging: Pulling

Hannah Dunleavy, Standard Issue, 5th July 2016

Why studio laughter has no place in modern sitcoms

From Friends to Father Ted, some of the greatest sitcoms of all time have had laughter included on the soundtrack. But audiences have grown more sophisticated - and TV needs to follow their lead.

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 29th June 2016

A love letter to BBC Three's 'Pulling', ten years on

On the surface, Pulling sounds a bit like many of the sitcoms of the noughties - three 30-ish single women in the big city, trying to find their way in work, life and love. But where Sex and the City had cosmpolitans and weddings, Pulling had cat murder and funeral crashing.

Jacki Badger, Cult Box, 16th March 2016

Back to 2006 for the first episode of Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly's sitcom about three filthy wastrels from Penge. Donna (Horgan), drifting towards marriage with rancid manchild Karl (Cavan Clerkin), realises on her hen night that she's got a lot of aimless partying still to do with her pals (Tanya Franks and Rebekah Staton). The extent to which female characters get all the funny lines by revealing their rotten souls would still feel groundbreaking today. And this opener is flab-free: one killer scene after another.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

Loved Catastrophe? You'll love Pulling too

Fans of Sharon Horgan's Channel 4 comedy should seek out her wince-inducingly brilliant BBC Three sitcom.

Claire Webb, Radio Times, 23rd February 2015

Decent ratings. A BAFTA nomination. A British Comedy Award. A brilliant cast. Great writing. So what do you go and do after two superb series of this BBC Three sitcom? You axe it. Damn you BBC Three. Damn you. It did get a special episode to wrap things up, but that wasn't enough for us. It wasn't enough!

Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy, 8th February 2013

ABC developing adaptation of British comedy Pulling

ABC has bought Pulling, a single-camera comedy based on the praised 2006 British series.

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 17th September 2012

Sharon Horgan: I'm bored of talking about Pulling axe

Sharon Horgan chats to Metro about meeting a woman who makes smoothies from placentas, why she's tired of talking about axed sitcom Pulling and her new shows The Borrowers and Life Story.

Andrew Williams, Metro, 14th December 2011

Sharon Horgan on the Pulling Special

With the Pulling Special nominated for three British Comedy Awards including Best Television Comedy Drama, we asked star and co-writer Sharon Horgan to tell us what it was like to get the gang back together one last time.

Sharon Horgan, BBC Comedy Blog, 10th December 2009

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