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Fleabag

  • 2016
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Drama

Summary

In Season 1, Fleabag attempts to rekindle romantic fires to distract her from the mayhem of her life, helps her inappropriate brother-in-law and visits a female-only, silent retreat.

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Episode 1: Fleabag

Summary

The first episode of the comedy, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on her one-woman stage show about a woman wrestling with the demands of modern living through a mixture of bravado and casual sex. Fleabag struggles to make ends meet in the frenetic world of contemporary London as she tries to work out what she should be doing with her life. With Olivia Colman and Hugh Dennis

Review

It’s hard to remember any other television show apart from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bitterly dark comedy that was watched by a comparatively small audience and yet punched through to become a cultural touchstone.

BBC1 starts a run of repeats of both series as we meet Fleabag (she is never properly named) as she flirts unwisely on buses, sleeps with weird and/or controlling men, veers into rages that last a heartbeat and does something unmentionable as she watches a Barack Obama speech in bed on her laptop.

There are some great cameos from big names – Olivia Colman, Hugh Dennis – but this is very much Waller-Bridge’s show (she’s also the writer). She’s created a character who dances perilously close to the edge, but despite Fleabag’s failings you’ll be willing her not to fall off. 

First shown online on BBC3.

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Details

Released on
2016-07-21
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

rolename
FleabagPhoebe Waller-Bridge
ClaireSian Clifford
GodmotherOlivia Colman
DadBill Paterson
HarryHugh Skinner
BooJenny Rainsford
Bank managerHugh Dennis
Bus rodentJamie Demetriou
A******* guyBen Aldridge
Young manSean Richards-Mulzac
LecturerTree Waller-Bridge
Drunk girlSarah Daykin
Taxi driverJordan Long

Crew

rolename
WriterPhoebe Waller-Bridge
Executive producerPhoebe Waller-Bridge
Executive producerHarry Williams
Executive producerJack Williams
ProducerLydia Hampson
DirectorTim Kirkby

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  • Summary

    The first episode of the comedy, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on her one-woman stage show about a woman wrestling with the demands of modern living through a mixture of bravado and casual sex. Fleabag struggles to make ends meet in the frenetic world of contemporary London as she tries to work out what she should be doing with her life. With Olivia Colman and Hugh Dennis

    Review

    It’s hard to remember any other television show apart from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s bitterly dark comedy that was watched by a comparatively small audience and yet punched through to become a cultural touchstone.

    BBC1 starts a run of repeats of both series as we meet Fleabag (she is never properly named) as she flirts unwisely on buses, sleeps with weird and/or controlling men, veers into rages that last a heartbeat and does something unmentionable as she watches a Barack Obama speech in bed on her laptop.

    There are some great cameos from big names – Olivia Colman, Hugh Dennis – but this is very much Waller-Bridge’s show (she’s also the writer). She’s created a character who dances perilously close to the edge, but despite Fleabag’s failings you’ll be willing her not to fall off. 

    First shown online on BBC3.

    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

    Released on
    2016-07-21
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    FleabagPhoebe Waller-Bridge
    ClaireSian Clifford
    GodmotherOlivia Colman
    DadBill Paterson
    HarryHugh Skinner
    BooJenny Rainsford
    Bank managerHugh Dennis
    Bus rodentJamie Demetriou
    A******* guyBen Aldridge
    Young manSean Richards-Mulzac
    LecturerTree Waller-Bridge
    Drunk girlSarah Daykin
    Taxi driverJordan Long

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterPhoebe Waller-Bridge
    Executive producerPhoebe Waller-Bridge
    Executive producerHarry Williams
    Executive producerJack Williams
    ProducerLydia Hampson
    DirectorTim Kirkby
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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

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