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Catastrophe

  • 2017
  • Season 3
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy

Summary

Sharon and Rob's chaotic lives continue.

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Episode 5: Catastrophe

Summary

Rob returns to his job at Braeband stating he is just back from holiday in Canada, while bad news pulls Sharon back to Ireland. With Sharon away, and left home alone to look after the children, Rob's life continues to spiral out of control. Unhappy with the situation at his family home Chris decides, in typical style, to confront his nemesis. Comedy about an Irish woman and an American man's relationship, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

Review

Insecurity, addiction, love, mortality, parenthood and sometimes simple misfortune… the joy of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s relationship comedy has always been the spiky and side-splitting way it unsparingly tackles the truth and profound puzzles of middle-aged life. But tonight they may have written their best episode yet as Sharon and Fergal head back to Ireland to deal with their very sick dad. While Sharon fills the empty hours of waiting by obsessing about family favouritism, Rob is back in London facing up to his descent into drink before a punchy and powerful denouement. But the best single moment comes when Scots terrier Chris (Mark Bonnar) embarks on a manly showdown with Fran’s new plastic surgeon boyfriend Douglas (Douglas Hodge). Horgan and Delaney’s writing always has a hilarious capacity to surprise – but this time it may well take your breath away.

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Languages
English
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Credits

Cast

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RobRob Delaney
SharonSharon Horgan
ChrisMark Bonnar
FergalJonathan Forbes
DouglasDouglas Hodge
CarolFrances Tomelty
DesGary Lilburn
HaritaSeeta Indrani
AnnaLauren Socha
KateEileen Walsh
MargaretBarbara Horne
DympnaRuth McCabe
DoctorLloyd Hutchinson
RafeJordan Stephens
Taco GuyBilal Zafar
FrankieDexter Hyman
FrankieSonny Hyman

Crew

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DirectorBen Taylor
Executive producerRichard Allen-Turner
Executive producerKara Baker
Executive producerJon Thoday
ProducerJack Bayles
WriterSharon Horgan
WriterRob Delaney

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  • Episode 5

    Catastrophe

    Summary

    Rob returns to his job at Braeband stating he is just back from holiday in Canada, while bad news pulls Sharon back to Ireland. With Sharon away, and left home alone to look after the children, Rob's life continues to spiral out of control. Unhappy with the situation at his family home Chris decides, in typical style, to confront his nemesis. Comedy about an Irish woman and an American man's relationship, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.

    Review

    Insecurity, addiction, love, mortality, parenthood and sometimes simple misfortune… the joy of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s relationship comedy has always been the spiky and side-splitting way it unsparingly tackles the truth and profound puzzles of middle-aged life. But tonight they may have written their best episode yet as Sharon and Fergal head back to Ireland to deal with their very sick dad. While Sharon fills the empty hours of waiting by obsessing about family favouritism, Rob is back in London facing up to his descent into drink before a punchy and powerful denouement. But the best single moment comes when Scots terrier Chris (Mark Bonnar) embarks on a manly showdown with Fran’s new plastic surgeon boyfriend Douglas (Douglas Hodge). Horgan and Delaney’s writing always has a hilarious capacity to surprise – but this time it may well take your breath away.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    RobRob Delaney
    SharonSharon Horgan
    ChrisMark Bonnar
    FergalJonathan Forbes
    DouglasDouglas Hodge
    CarolFrances Tomelty
    DesGary Lilburn
    HaritaSeeta Indrani
    AnnaLauren Socha
    KateEileen Walsh
    MargaretBarbara Horne
    DympnaRuth McCabe
    DoctorLloyd Hutchinson
    RafeJordan Stephens
    Taco GuyBilal Zafar
    FrankieDexter Hyman
    FrankieSonny Hyman

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBen Taylor
    Executive producerRichard Allen-Turner
    Executive producerKara Baker
    Executive producerJon Thoday
    ProducerJack Bayles
    WriterSharon Horgan
    WriterRob Delaney
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