The IT Crowd. Image shows from L to R: Moss (Richard Ayoade), Jen (Katherine Parkinson), Roy (Chris O'Dowd). Copyright: TalkbackThames
The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2006 - 2013
  • 25 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom set in a computer support department. The staff are IT geeks Roy and Moss, and their boss Jen, who knows nothing about computers. Stars Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Chris Morris, Matt Berry and Noel Fielding

Press clippings

Chris O'Dowd on The IT Crowd and evolution of TV

"I love all the memes and the stuff, every time Facebook goes down and suddenly there are memes about Roy going around again. It was fun making that show, so it feels nice that's still circulating in the maelstrom."

Mel Evans, Metro, 14th November 2021

The last laugh: is the television sitcom really dead?

From Friends to The Thick Of It, the TV sitcom has evolved - but it's no longer in rude health. Enter offbeat shows like Stath Lets Flats, bringing joy and potential redemption.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 26th October 2021

Matt Berry comments on transphobic IT Crowd episode

In an interview with Vulture, Berry denounced the episode: "I don't condone anything that that comedy portrayed, you know? I don't share any views that the writer has."

Sam Moore, The Independent, 25th October 2021

The attempted suicide of Partridge & other characters

A look at sitcom characters and suicide, or attempted suicide. Includes talk about Neil in The Young Ones, Denholm Reynholm in The IT Crowd, and a Toblerone-addicted Alan Partridge's barefoot drive to Dundee.

David E. J. A. Bennett, Capers Magazine, 25th May 2021

IT Crowd: the controversial episode that killed series

While some fans look back fondly on the show's best episodes, the ugly transphobia at the heart of "The Speech" has tainted its legacy in the eyes of many.

Emily Clute, Screen Rant, 19th April 2021

Linehan won't work with C4 unless they show IT Crowd ep

Graham Linehan says that he won't work with Channel 4 again until they "reinstate" a transphobic episode of The IT Crowd. The Irish writer, who also created Father Ted and Black Books, wrote the season three episode "The Speech", which is currently unable to stream on Channel 4's website.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 9th October 2020

13 best British comedy shows on Netflix right now

The beauty of British comedy is how fleeting it is. The US version of The Office dragged on into nine interminable seasons. The British original? Fourteen episodes and done.

Esquire, 22nd August 2020

Top 20 British sitcoms of 21st century: The IT Crowd

Although patchy at first, The IT Crowd was a rare sitcom which steadily improved as it went on.

Chris Hallam, Chris Hallam's World View, 27th March 2020

10 British comedy shows that need worldwide recognition

The average viewer enjoys great comedy television shows, but they may not have heard of these phenomenal British series designed to make you laugh.

Alex H., Screen Rant, 6th March 2020

10 underrated British comedies on Netflix

Check them out next time you're Netflix-surfing!

Leah Flavell, Screen Rant, 14th October 2019

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