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Fresh Meat - Series 1

8 x 45 Minutes

The perils and joys of house sharing and tutors in those first university years -  a painfully amusing drama of self-discovery and errors of judgement, set on the brink of adult life…

Fresh Meat follows six fresher students, away from home for the first time. From awkward moments and dreaded silences, to frequent reinventions and appalling behaviour they are about to discover who they really are. Melissa - terrified of being boring; Kingsley - a wit but also a virgin; Howard - a misfit with a heart of gold; JP - the worst yet most loyal man in the world; Josie – the eternal student and control freak and Vod – an idealist yet a manipulative bully. How on earth will they cope with student life…?

From acclaimed satirical and comedy writers Bain & Armstrong (Peep Show, Thick of It) comes this  new drama for Channel 4.


Televisual Bulldog Awards 2014 - Best Comedy
BAFTA TV Awards 2012 - Best Sit-Com (nomination)
BAFTA Craft Awards 2012 - Breakthrough Talent nomination
Funniest TV Show - Loaded LAFTAS 2012
Best TV Show - NME Awards 2012
Best Scripted Comedy - RTS Awards 2012
Best Comedy Writer - Sam Bain & Jesse Armstrong
Jack Whitehall - King of Comedy - British Comedy Awards 2013 & British Comedy Awards 2011


"Very funny...but it's also sweet and truthful" - The Independent 

"The best programme about students since the Young Ones" - The Telegraph 

"One funny line after another" - The Guardian

Credit Line

Objective Productions for Channel 4, UK


Joe Thomas (the Inbetweeners), Jack Whitehall, Greg Mchugh (gary: Tank Commander), Charlotte Ritchie (life Of Riley), Kimberley Nixon (easy Virtue, Cherrybomb), Zawe Ashton (blitz, Misfits)


Sam Bain (peep Show, Four Lions), Jesse Armstrong (peep Show, The Thick Of It, Four Lions)


Producer: Rhonda Smith, Executive Producer: Judy Counihan, Executive Producer: Phil Clarke, Executive Producer: Tony Wood


David Kerr, Nick Wood

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