8 x 45 Minutes
Cast your mind back to the end of last term... JP and Howard were bubbling in the back garden hot tub with Jenny the pig. Vod and Oregon were off to widen their horizons in South America, Hartnell Avenue styley and Kingsley well, Kingsley was doing all he could to prevent a bottom-lip wobble as Josie sped down the M4 aboard a National Express bus.
But that was SO last year. Now it's a whole new term, they're second years and they're back for a third series of the multi-award winning comedy drama. Well, we say they're all back; Josie may be down in Southampton, slightly disembodied, but in full HD via the technological wonders of an iPad - the question is for how long? Also we make no promises that Jenny hasn't trotted off to the slaughterhouse, or to focus on other career-defining projects. As for the rest of our Manchester Medlock homies, while they may no longer be freshers, they certainly ain't any the wiser...
As we begin the series, JP is promptly throwing himself, head first, into a second year ceremonial mission to... um... 'get with' a fresher (he phrases it slightly differently); accompanied somewhat willingly but not altogether skilfully by his faithful wing-man, Howard. Meanwhile there's a brand new housemate in the form of genuine fresher and smoking fine filly Candice. Home schooled and as yet unsullied by student-dom (Unless JP has his way) this first year is about to make an impact on the rest of the house, as they set out to show her just how cool they really are.
There's also another newbie in the mix as Vod brings back more than everyone bargained for from her travels, in the shape of her new Mexican beefcake lover Javier (which may explain why she and translator Oregon returned from their jaunt separately). Finally Kingsley, bless his cottons, is experiencing life as an unlikely lothario as he continues to juggle double women trouble.
So, stockpile the Jäger and bring on the bants!
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
"You don't need to have been to university to relate" - Timeout
"These characters quickly win you over" - The Telegraph
"Outrageous jokes and real heart" - The Telegraph
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Objective Productions/Lime Pictures 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, Jesse Armstrong
Executive Producers: Judy Counihan, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Andy Newman; Producer: Rhonda Smith
Gordon Anderson, Jamie Jay Johnson
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