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Fresh Meat: Series 1

Winner: Best New Comedy, British Comedy Awards
Producer Judy Counihan Writer Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong Starring
  • Zawe Ashton
  • Kimberley Nixon
  • Joe Thomas
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Charlotte Ritchie
    Production Company Objective Productions Broadcaster Channel4

    Written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, Fresh Meat follows a group of freshers as they head off for the biggest adventure of their live, university.

    Fresh Meat

    The most painful comedy about social awkwardness that our gulping, stammering land has yet produced Michael Deacon
    The Telegraph

    Smart, sympathetic and pretty much adorable from the get-go. Lots of laughs, but the use of Waltz #2 by Elliott Smith at the end near breaks your heart. What an opener Julia Raeside
    The Guardian

    Assured and has wonderfully subtle characters Jane Simon
    Daily Mirror

    We used to dream throughout the Thatcher years – dream I tell you – of a sitcom as sharp as Fresh Meat to nail our neuroses. Stuart Jefferies
    The Guardian

    Very funny. But what really holds the thing together is an underlying sympathy Tom Sutcliffe
    The Independent

    Played it refreshingly straight, with a confident cast led by Inbetweener Joe Thomas staying just the right side of stereotype as cocky Kingsley.


    Sweet at heart, it should be applauded for generally eschewing the puerility, moralising and self-conscious "edge" which usually blights this genre Paul Whitelaw
    The Scotsman
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    Fresh Meat adds drama to the comedy, with well-drawn characters... and a brilliant script... plenty of laughs Joe Clay
    The Times
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    The script is sharp, the lead character Kingsley a sympathetic figure... and the Gap Yah public schoolboy is rather amusing
    Daily Telegraph
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    Well-cast, frequently funny and painfully accurate Gabriel Tate
    Time Out
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