Pure. Marnie (Charly Clive)


  • TV comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 2019
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about one woman's mental illness and attempts to find herself after running away to London. Stars Charly Clive, Anthony Welsh, Niamh Algar, Joe Cole, Kiran Sonia Sawar and more.

Press clippings

BAFTA TV Awards 2020 nominations

Catastrophe, Derry Girls, Fleabag and Stath Lets Flats are amongst the nominees in the BAFTA TV Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2020

Pure will not be returning for a second series

Channel 4 has confirmed that its comedy drama Pure will not be returning for a second series.

Morgan Jeffery, Radio Times, 14th February 2020

How comedy-dramas use humour to tackle mental health

From Fleabag to Flowers - the Brits have a real knack for tragicomedy.

Ellie Harrison, Radio Times, 17th May 2019

When did television become so explicit about sex?

When did television become so explicit about sex? If you're not given to watching Channel 4 after 10pm, then recently you might have missed Pure, The Bisexual and Catastrophe - which would be a pity, as they are all superb. And then there is BBC Three's Fleabag, which returns for a second season next week.

Gerard Gilbert, i Newspaper, 1st March 2019

For those who have resisted an All 4 binge of Kirstie Swain's inspired comedy-drama, about a woman plagued by a rare OCD that floods her mind with sexually intrusive thoughts, tonight's series-ending double bill will come as a treat. Now, best friend Helen arrives from Scotland, and Marnie is overjoyed that she seems to understand her problem.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 27th February 2019

After last week's shagathon, Marnie (Charly Clive) renews her pursuit of healthy balance. An unflappable new therapist helps, but what's the difference between intrusive thoughts and genuine sexual attraction? A period of celibacy seems in order: "If you see me near anyone's genitals, smack them out my hands."

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 20th February 2019

Charlie Clive interview

We caught up with Charly to talk about why she wanted to be involved in Pure and how comedy can get people talking.

Hannah Mylrea, NME, 12th February 2019

Pure is warm-hearted without being sentimental

Part of a growing canon of struggling-urban-millennial comedies, Pure is a warm-hearted but unsentimental portrait of a 24 year old trying to overcome her fears of what kind of person she might be, and getting to know herself better in the process.

Anna Leszkiewicz, The New Statesman, 8th February 2019

The usual millennial-in-the-city dramedy gets a necessary revamp via this mental health memoir. This week, sex-obsessed Marnie (Charly Clive) makes a new London friend (Joe Cole from Peaky Blinders), who not only helps guide her to a diagnosis but introduces her to felting. And no, that's not a weird sex thing.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 6th February 2019

'Pure' review

An essential comedy that peels away the stigma of mental health.

Hannah Mylrea, NME, 4th February 2019

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