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Series 1, Episode 1

Zomboat!. Image shows from L to R: Jo (Cara Theobold), Kat (Leah Brotherhead). Copyright: Noho Film and TV
Two sisters have the bright idea of fleeing zombie-infested Birmingham by canal, reasoning that zombies cannot swim and narrowboats move slightly faster. However, as they set off on their journey, they find themselves with two stowaways - a pair or friends who got caught up in the bloodshed during a stag night.

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Sisters Kat and Jo realise there's a zombie apocalypse in Birmingham, but gamer Kat has a plan: zombies can't swim - water is the safest option, and narrowboats move just marginally faster than zombies. Jo is unconvinced, until the guy she just slept with (Jude) turns into a zombie!

Meanwhile, Amar and Sunny have been in Birmingham for a stag. When all trains back to London are cancelled and they're attacked by a train guard zombie, they flee.

Kat and Jo narrowly escape zombie Jude and set sail on Dorothy (Jo's ex-boyfriend's narrowboat). Unbeknownst to them, Sunny and Amar are hidden in the boat's toilet!

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th October 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 11th October 2019 12:45am ITV2
Monday 14th October 2019 11:55pm ITV2

Cast & crew

Leah Brotherhead Kat
Cara Theobold Jo
Ryan McKen Amar
Hamza Jeetooa Sunny
Guest cast
Jodie Saunders Julie Johnson
Callum Kerr Jude
Rory Fleck Byrne Rob
Daniel Barnard Train Guard
Maja Bloom Zombie
Leon Corbin Zombie
Sam Faruki Zombie
Chloe Oliver Zombie
Rishi Rai Zombie
Writing team
Adam Miller Writer
William Hartley (as Will Hartley) Writer
Emily Priestnall Script Editor
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Matthew Mulot Producer
Camilla Campbell Executive Producer
Robert Wulff-Cochrane Executive Producer
Jo Alloway Line Producer
Mark Williams Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Greg Duffield Director of Photography
Linda A Morton Make-up Designer
Ian Masterson Composer
Malcolm Davies 1st Assistant Director


The start of the zombie apocalypse

Sisters Kat and Jo realise there's a zombie apocalypse in Birmingham, but gamer Kat has a plan: zombies can't swim.

Featuring: Leah Brotherhead (Kat), Cara Theobold (Jo), Ryan McKen (Amar) & Hamza Jeetooa (Sunny).


TV review: Zomboat series 1 episode 1

Zomboat is a reasonably decent show, it's impressively acted and a series that does have a fair few funny lines, and though it didn't make me laugh out loud an enormous amount it caused me to smile a good few times.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 9th October 2019

The zombie apocalypse comes to the Midlands in this gore-filled comedy about two pairs of friends who find themselves escaping the carnage on a painfully slow canal boat from an infected Birmingham to the supposed safe haven of London. Zombie invasions may be a well-trodden premise but the writer and director, Adam Miller, uses meta-references to his advantage, turning the 30-minute show into a crossover between a wry sitcom and a fast-paced first-person shooter.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 8th October 2019

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