Fresh Meat

Series 2 - Episode 7



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.


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 & Crew

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
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
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