Josh (BBC-3 2015 with Josh Widdecombe and Jack Dee)


UK / BBC Three / 7×30 minute episode / Broadcast November 2015

Writers: Josh Widdecombe, Tom Craine / Producer: Simon Mayhew-Archer / Executive Prouducer: Stephen McCrum / Director: David Schneider

Sitcom. After a hugely successful pilot for the BBC’s Comedy Feed pilot initiative last year, this much-anticipated debut series sees the return of Josh, his flatmates Kate and Owen, and their relentlessly annoying landlord Geoff.

Frustrated, single and reliably grumpy, Josh feels completely stuck in his life with Kate and Owen, and as the series progresses, things only go from bad to worse. From a disastrous pool party, via public humiliation at his own birthday, to being toyed with by his high school crush, this baby-faced Victor Meldrew routinely fails to be left alone to find the quiet life he craves.

Meanwhile, Josh’s flatmate – and childhood best friend – Kate finds life equally difficult. An enforced holiday to Clacton-on-Sea reveals a rather unpleasant competitive streak, and a disastrous date leads Kate to discover a hugely embarrassing reputation she gained at university.

Owen, however, continues to drift along happy as Larry. He is a bundle of charm, with a never-ending fountain of anecdotes about nights spent with minor celebrities, from meeting Tasmin Archer in fancy dress to watching Shaggy wee in a pool. But as different as they are, they all feel equally tormented by their strange, fusty landlord Geoff, as he inflicts himself upon their lives at every turn. Geoff is a man of many ideas and all of them are bad.

Josh Widdecombe as Josh
Beattie Edmondson as Kate
Elis James as Owen
Jack Dee as Geoff