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Very British Problems

Very British Problems

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4
  • 2015 - 2016
  • 7 episodes (2 series)

Just why is it so hard being British? Because we have Very British Problems. Stars Stephen Mangan, Romesh Ranganathan, Bob Mortimer, Catherine Tate, Danny Dyer and more.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Feelings And Emotions

This week the celebrities talk about Brits' excruciating inability to express emotions and feelings.

Preview clips

Further details

From the inner rage we're consumed by which we keep entirely to ourselves, to being totally unable to receive a compliment, via our inability to complain in shops and restaurants, the show provides an opportunity for us all to share in, and revel in, our national traits and oddities, and breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th August 2015
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 28th August 2015 11:40pm C4
Sunday 30th August 2015 12:05am 4seven
Monday 31st August 2015 11:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 1:10am 4seven
Thursday 3rd September 2015 2:00am 4seven
Tuesday 15th March 2016 11:05pm C4
Thursday 17th March 2016 12:05am 4seven
Sunday 20th March 2016 12:05am 4seven
Monday 21st March 2016 11:00pm 4seven
Sunday 10th July 2016 9:00pm More4
Monday 11th July 2016 1:15am More4
Sunday 27th November 2016 11:10pm More4

Cast & crew

Stephen Mangan Self
Johnny Vegas Self
James Corden Self
Vic Reeves Self
Nigel Havers Self
Rich Hall Self
Ruth Jones Self
Tameka Empson Self
Jocelyn Jee Esien Self
Jonathan Ross Self
Andrew Flintoff (as Freddie Flintoff) Self
Grace Dent Self
Francesca Martinez Self
Aisling Bea Self
Roisin Conaty Self
Jimmy Akingbola Self
Susan Calman Self
Alex Brooker Self
Josh Widdicombe Self
Richard Bacon Self
Nathan Caton Self
Julie Walters Narrator
Writing team
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Lorry Powles Director
Kate Staples Series Producer
Chris Fouracre Executive Producer
Matt Nida Edit Producer
Damian O'Neill Editor
Jim Hillier Editor
Michael Pearce Editor
Adrian Charles Editor
Gerry Skinner Editor



A discussion about the very British tradition of being unable to say what you think.

Featuring: Johnny Vegas, Ruth Jones, Tameka Empson, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Francesca Martinez, Susan Calman & Julie Walters.


Tutting is an effective way to show your irritation.

Featuring: Stephen Mangan, Vic Reeves, Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe & Julie Walters.

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