Fresh Meat

Series 2 - Episode 7

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

The housemates are on glorious form this week as various long-running storylines build nicely. It’s one of the joys of Fresh Meat that it doesn’t only do zinging comedy; it also makes us buy into series-long plotlines such as
Josie’s slow, sad disintegration (which takes a turn for the worse tonight: “She’s on the last train to Smackville” is Vod’s assessment).

Meanwhile, Oregon still hasn’t levelled with Dylan about her previous affair with his dad, leading to a hilariously awkward lunch. But it’s Oregon’s musical talents that set the episode alight.

Heather enters Kingsley for a gig night where he can debut his prog dirge The Implodium Implodes (in fact written, the credits tell us, by Graham Coxon from Blur!) and Oregon offers to join him as vocalist. It turns out the girl can sing.

About this programme

7/8. Heather encourages Kingsley to follow his dream of becoming a musician by signing him up for an open mic night at the Student Union. Vod gatecrashes a seminar by a renowned poet and befriends the great man himself, ending up on an all-night bender with him - leading to tragic results - while Josie tries to keep her gambling problem a secret.

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
Professor Shales
Tony Gardner
Ralph
Jack Fox
Tobes
James Musgrave
Celeste
Clare Fettarappa
John Frobisher
Stanley Townsend

Crew

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