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


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2006 - 2009
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

BBC Three sitcom about three thirty-something single female flatmates, starring Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks and Rebekah Staton. Also features Cavan Clerkin, David Armand, Juliet Cowan, Andrew Brooke and Paul Kaye

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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

Pulling gets American remake

Cult British comedy series Pulling is heading to NBC. The network is developing an U.S. version of the 2006 BBC Three series, with the original series' creators Sharon Horgan who also starred, and Dennis Kelly executive producing. The project hails from Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, Horgan's Merman and 20th TV.

Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 4th 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

Binging: Pulling

Sharon Horgan's much-missed sitcom is very funny, but, perhaps more importantly, it broke all sorts of television taboos. Here's Hannah Dunleavy on why you should put it on your to-watch list. Immediately.

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

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