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Series 1-Episode 8

Series 1-Episode 8

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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.

Summary

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 & Crew

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
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
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