Fresh Meat

Series 1 - Episode 8

Fresh Meat
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Rejoice and be glad because Fresh Meat is right back on song for its final episode, full of the well-worked plotlines and gorgeous character comedy that make it so lovable.
The fling between Profesor Shales and Oregon has kicked up a gear now that his wife has thrown him out, so the two are moving in together. The great Tony Gardner as Shales is always brilliant but he gets bigger laughs than ever when he briefly moves into the student house and has to pour tiny plastic pots of creamer on his home-made muesli. One shot of him in his wonderfully daft dressing-gown speaks volumes.

There follows an awkward dinner party between his poncey friends and the housemates (“So, what else are young people into...?”) and of course some great work from Jack Whitehall as JP: his reaction when he realises that he has double-booked on the day of his dad’s funeral is priceless. Roll on the second series.

About this programme

8/8. JP faces a dilemma of epic proportions when he helps Ralph organise a party, and then finds it clashes with his father's funeral. Shales moves into a flat, fully expecting Oregon to move in with him, and Josie embarks on a booze and sex fest with Vod, only for Kingsley to finally make his move - but he may be too late.

Cast and crew

Cast

JP
Jack Whitehall
Kingsley
Joe Thomas
Howard
Greg McHugh
Josie
Kimberley Nixon
Vod
Zawe Ashton
Oregon
Charlotte Ritchie
Dan
Robert Webb
Professor Shales
Tony Gardner
Andrew
Dan Mersh
Ralph
Jack Fox
Toby
James Musgrave
Mrs Lamb
Sue Vincent
Sykes
Harry Culverhouse
Steb
Kenneth Collard
Anna
Flaninia Cinque

Crew

Director
Annie Griffin
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
Tom Basden
Categories
Comedy