Sally4Ever. Image shows from L to R: Emma (Julia Davis), Sally (Catherine Shepherd)


  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2018
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a woman whose love life takes a surprising turn. Stars Catherine Shepherd, Julia Davis, Alex Macqueen, Julian Barratt, Felicity Montagu and more.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,408

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Series 1, Episode 1

Sally4Ever. Image shows from L to R: Sally's Dad (David Cann), Sally (Catherine Shepherd), Sally's Mum (Georgie Glen)
Sally's been living a comfortable but crushingly dull life with her partner of 10 years, David. When David makes a poorly timed and feebly executed attempt at a proposal, it sparks in her a personal crisis...

Further details

Sally lives a comfortable but dull life with her partner of 10 years, David, a wedding photographer. Sally works for a marketing company and is also in line for a promotion. But when David asks Sally to marry him, it sparks a crisis and Sally embarks on a torrid affair with Emma, a bohemian artist, author, musician and actor.

Shortly after, Sally comes clean and confesses to David that their relationship is over. Bewildered and brokenhearted he moves out to his mother's home. Sally's world, by contrast, is now full of excitement and sexual adventure.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th October 2018
Sky Atlantic
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 25th October 2018 10:00pm
40 minute version
Sky Atlantic
Friday 26th October 2018 2:35am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 1st November 2018 12:30am Sky Atlantic

Cast & crew

Catherine Shepherd Sally
Julia Davis Emma
Alex Macqueen David
Julian Barratt Nigel
Felicity Montagu Eleanor
Jane Stanness Deborah
Steve Oram Mick
Guest cast
David Cann Sally's Dad
Jamie Demetriou Steven
Georgie Glen Sally's Mum
Writing team
Julia Davis Writer
Barunka O'Shaughnessy Script Editor
Production team
Julia Davis Director
Phil Clarke Producer
Josh Cole Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Phil Clarke Executive Producer
Julia Davis Executive Producer
Caroline Wyard Line Producer
Robin Peters Editor
David Ferris Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Emma Fryer Costume Designer
Andy Hollis Director of Photography
Vanessa White Make-up Designer
Chris May 1st Assistant Director


Sally4Ever review

The raunchy lesbian comedy is your new British obsession.

Malcolm Venable, TV Guide, 9th November 2018

Sally4Ever is one of the most joyous watches of the week. As might be expected from Julia Davis, it begins with a rough template for comedy and simply ratchets it up to beyond any tolerance. Hurrah. When sad-sack Sally (Catherine Shepherd, a lovely comedy actor playing it straight) has to witness her besotted boyfriend (Alex Macqueen) not only removing the scurf from his feet but then massaging and blow-drying his toes, it's awkward. After his abject tearful clinging proposal (she accepts, in the face of all available human evidence), he whips his dead mother's wedding dress out of his overorganised wardrobe, apologising for the yellowed stain - "she had an overactive gland", it's awkward. When he celebrates the cloying reluctance of her acceptance with strewn petals and an actionable notelet that would have him arrested in parts of my locale - "My Soulmate. My Partner. My Mother. My Lover. My Nurse, and my Clown"... it's time for Sally to embark on a filthily lesbian affair with Davis. Cue mayhem. It's not a watch for the faint-hearted or faint-brained, but, again, hurrah.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 28th October 2018

Sally4Ever episode 1 review

Even the most dedicated Davis fan might not be quite ready for this new Sky Atlantic series.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 26th October 2018

Julia Davis's latest series stars Catherine Shepherd (Peep Show) as a suburbanite who ditches her wet-blanket fiance (Alex Macqueen) for Davis's free-spirit artist. One graphic and comically overlong sex scene aside, nothing in this opener reaches Nighty Night's pitch-black peaks, but you suspect it is just getting started.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 25th October 2018

TV review: Sally4Ever, Sky Atlantic

All I know is I'll be sticking around for the ride. So Julia Davis must be doing something right.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th October 2018

Julia Davis: the anger that went into making Sally4Ever

"This goes to a lot of places and is probably more ambitious than anything I have done before"

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 25th October 2018

Sally4Ever review

A singular mix of humiliation, emotional agony and bodily fluids skewers the viewer in exquisite agony.

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 25th October 2018

Sally4Ever, review

Julia Davis fans will be intrigued but this bleak comedy feels frustratingly familiar.

Alice Vincent, The Telegraph, 25th October 2018

Julia Davis and Mark Gatiss interview

The stars of Sky Atlantic's new series discuss pushing comedic boundaries and the joys of playing horrible people.

Alexander Pollard, The Independent, 24th October 2018

The triumphantly grotesque return of Julia Davis, now backed - slightly bizarrely - by HBO. This co-production between the US network and Sky is a Basic Instinct-tinged tale of an affair between a wife-to-be and a mysterious musician, featuring defiantly off-colour gags, a decidedly post-watershed sexathon and some very odd jokes about eggs. Plus Julian Barratt!

The Guardian, 19th October 2018

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