Fresh Meat

Series 1 - Episode 5

Fresh Meat
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

The self-consciousness of first-year students is a rich comedy seam and the writers of this series have mined it mercilessly. Now, we’re starting to wonder if we could have fewer scenes that turn on pure awkwardness - characters wincing and gabbling and saying things that come out wrong because they’re so busy trying to impress each other.

But just as the problem of diminishing returns rears its head the writers slay it by taking the characters on a trip - and a very funny one. All the housemates are off to a student protest march in London - even posh berk JP, who provides glorious fish-out-of-water comedy as he tries simultaneously to fit in with and escape the march, merrily braying “Class war! How awesome is this!”

About this programme

5/8. The students attend a protest march in London, but politics take a backseat when Vod finds out about Oregon's affair with Shales, putting their friendship to the test, and Josie discovers Kingsley has been two-timing her with Ruth. Comedy, starring Joe Thomas, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie and Zawe Ashton.

Cast and crew

Cast

JP
Jack Whitehall
Kingsley
Joe Thomas
Howard
Greg McHugh
Josie
Kimberley Nixon
Vod
Zawe Ashton
Oregon
Charlotte Ritchie
Professor Shales
Tony Gardner
Brian
Adam Gillen
Ruth
Gemma Chan
Jerry
Joe Van Moyland
Johnny Flame
Gary Damer
Sal and Osy Ikhile-Rahsid
Ruth Madely

Crew

Director
Nick Wood
Executive Producer
Sam Bain
Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong
Executive Producer
Judy Counihan
Executive Producer
Phil Clarke
Executive Producer
Andrew Newman
Executive Producer
Tony Wood
Producer
Rhonda Smith
Writer
Richard Pinto
Categories
Comedy