The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: Alyssa (Jessica Barden), James (Alex Lawther).

The End Of The F***ing World

Channel 4 and All 4 comedy drama about a teenage road trip with dark consequences. 16 episodes (2 series), 2017 - 2019. Stars Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Naomi Ackie, Christine Bottomley and others.

The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: Alyssa (Jessica Barden), James (Alex Lawther).

Series 1, Episode 1

Alyssa is teenage angst made flesh. She feels estranged from her mum; hates her stepdad; and rejects pretty much everyone she meets. That is until she sees James sitting alone one day.

Further details

James is a loner who doesn't engage with other people. His world is one of violent inner fantasies. No one talks to him at school, and he's happy with that. But everything changes in an instant when new girl Alyssa accosts him in the canteen...

Alyssa is teenage angst made flesh. She feels estranged from her mum; hates her stepdad; and rejects pretty much everyone she meets. That is until she sees James sitting alone one day. Alyssa sees a kindred spirit in James - just as he identifies her as a potential victim. And so their journey begins...

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Time
10:20pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jessica Barden Alyssa
Alex Lawther James
Christine Bottomley Gwen
Steve Oram Phil
Navin Chowdhry Tony
Jack Veal Little James
Guest cast
Kelly Harrison Vanessa
Emma Appleton Kelly
Holly Beechey Little Alyssa
Juliet Cowan Diner Waitress
Writing team
Charlie Covell Writer
Emily Harrison Script Editor
Production team
Jonathan Entwistle Director
Kate Ogborn Producer
Petra Fried Executive Producer
Ed Macdonald Executive Producer
Andy Baker Executive Producer
Dominic Buchanan Executive Producer
Jonathan Entwistle Executive Producer
Murray Ferguson Executive Producer
Mike Jones Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Graham Coxon Composer
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