Fresh Meat

Series 2 - Episode 5

Radio Times
Review by:
Claire Webb

Tonight Howard plays at Poirot after the house is burgled, Kingsley is wobbly-lipped with jealousy because Josie is monopolising his girlfriend, and plummy JP almost bursts with pride when he makes friends with a real-life Mancunian. But it’s Vod (played by the superb Zawe Ashton) who steals the show. We’re used to her barking behaviour but tonight something is seriously amiss.

Gone are the usual military boots, leather trousers, black lipstick and spiky thatch; instead, she wears a dress, long curly locks and a pink flower in her hair. Even more astonishingly, she’s lost for expletives. Could it be? Oh yes: Vod is head over heels in love – and the fallout is hilarious.

About this programme

5/8. Things go from bad to worse for the students as Josie makes a catastrophic error of judgement, Howard turns detective to catch an intruder, a chance encounter leads Oregon to fall for a sexy librarian and Vod is forced to admit she is in love. Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie, Zawe Ashton and Greg McHugh star.

Cast and crew

Cast

JP
Jack Whitehall
Kingsley
Joe Thomas
Howard
Greg McHugh
Josie
Kimberley Nixon
Vod
Zawe Ashton
Oregon
Charlotte Ritchie
Sabine
Jelka Van Houten
Heather
Sophie Wu
Prof Tony Shales
Tony Gardner
Prof Jean Shales
Sara Stewart
Dylan
Ronan Raftery
Dr Minaj
Sanjeev Kohli
Al
Steve Jackson
New handyman
Gareth Tunley
WPC
Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Crew

Director
Annie Griffin
Executive Producer
Judy Counihan
Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong
Executive Producer
Sam Bain
Executive Producer
Phil Clarke
Executive Producer
Andrew Newman
Producer
Rhonda Smith
Writer
Penelope Skinner
Categories
Comedy