Fresh Meat - Netflix

Fri 21 June 2019

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A comedy drama series about the hilarious and painful truths of being a student. The latest creation from Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, Fresh Meat follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far - university.

Fresh Meat - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 50 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-21

Fresh Meat - Fresh Meat (TV series) - Netflix

Fresh Meat is a British comedy-drama created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who also created Peep Show. The first episode, directed by David Kerr, was broadcast on Channel 4 on 21 September 2011, and the show aired on Wednesdays at 10 pm. Fresh Meat marked the acting debut of comedian Jack Whitehall and also stars Kimberley Nixon of Cranford and Joe Thomas of The Inbetweeners. The second series started airing on 9 October 2012 and consisted of 8 episodes. On 22 November 2012, a third series was commissioned and began broadcasting on 4 November 2013. Bain said ideas were being developed for a potential movie adaptation, following the runaway success of 2011's The Inbetweeners Movie. However, a fourth series followed instead, filmed in 2015 and aired in February 2016 as a conclusion to the series.

Fresh Meat - Recurring characters - Netflix

Tony Gardner as Professor Tony Shales (series 1–4) – Oregon's charming, somewhat pretentious English lecturer and love interest turned stalker. Sara Stewart as Professor Jean Shales (series 1–2) – Tony's wife, whom Oregon initially idolises. When she learns of Oregon's affairs with both her husband and son, though, their professional relationship ends. Jack Fox as Ralph (series 1–3) – an Old Stoic from JP's year, and an acquaintance of his. Robert Webb as Dan (series 1–2) – Kingsley, JP and Howard's geology lecturer. He is an inept instructor and overly sensitive about complaints, which makes him seek petty revenge against Kingsley. James Musgrave as Toby (Series 1–2) – an Old Stoic, and acquaintance of J.P's Adam Gillen as Brian (series 1) – a nerdy young man who befriends Howard. Gemma Chan as Ruth (series 1) – a drama student who takes a shine to Kingsley. Ben McGregor as Dave (series 1) – Josie's boyfriend and fiancé, he is a surly tough guy who marries another woman soon after learning that Josie slept with both JP and Kingsley. Paul Lamb, “the Invisible Man”, (series 1) – an unseen housemate whose presence in (and absence from) the house is barely noticed. Jelka van Houten as Sabine (series 2–4) – a Dutch PhD student who replaces Paul Lamb as a housemate. Humorless, daunting, and much older than the others, she finds her housemates generally irritating. Sophie Wu as Heather (series 2–3) – a British Hong Konger dentistry student and friend of Josie's who begins to date Kingsley, causing friction in her friendship with Josie. Ronan Raftery as Dylan Shales (series 2) – Oregon's boyfriend, who turns out to be the son of Professors Jean and Tony Shales. Hannah Britland as Sam (series 3) – a love interest for JP and Howard, over whom they fight, and later a friend and potential love interest for Kingsley. Faye Marsay as Candice Pelling (series 3): A first-year literature student who is a new tenant in the house in the third series. She is gifted at literature, often making Oregon jealous of her abilities. She and Howard connect emotionally, and eventually form a relationship. Candice leaves the house after the third series, and she and Howard break up after they spend less time together. Peter Gadiot as Javier (series 3) – Vod's Mexican holiday fling, whom she marries in an attempt to dump him. Catherine Steadman as Alison (series 3) – the outgoing president of the student union. She dislikes Oregon and takes satisfaction in her difficulties as student body president. Richard Goulding as Tomothy (series 4) – J.P.'s older brother who visits the house to discuss J.P.'s future after university. Ayda Field as Rosa (series 4) – a university support officer and aide to Oregon, who quickly develops a relationship with Kingsley (whom she treats poorly and soon dumps).

Fresh Meat - References - Netflix


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