Airdate: Psychoville

I’m not sure I’m ready for another series of the very twisted Psychoville, but ready or not it’s back next week on ABC2.

There are six episodes in the series, which will be the final for the very black UK comedy.

This bizarre, award-winning comedy written by and starring The League of Gentlemen members Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, returns for a second – and final – series.

Series one ended with a huge explosion at the Ravenhill mental hospital run by Edwina Kenchington (Dame Eileen Atkins – Ballet Shoes). Who survived? What happened to the locket?

The survivors reunite to bury one of their own who was killed in the big bang. A typo involving a misplaced ‘e’ on the headstone epitaph finds Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith) justifying his existence at Mr Jolly’s funeral – a running gag that will appeal to fans of series one.

Who is Grace Andrews (Imelda Staunton – Harry Potter)? Why is she tracking all of the main characters and a decent flat screen monitor like Judi Dench had as M?

Meanwhile Joy (Dawn French) has swapped a doll for something far stranger. Will the murderous deeds of David and Maureen Sowerbutts (Shearsmith and Pemberton) be uncovered?

A number of new characters emerge in episode one to deepen the mystery. There’s the menacing Finney (Mark Bonnar – Paradox), a detective who seems to answer to something much larger than the local constabulary. We meet Jeremy Goode (Shearsmith), a librarian with a horrifying demon and an overpowering desire to find the lost copy of 50 Great Coastal Walks of the British Isles Vol 2. Hattie (Pemberton), the make-up artist who created Bonnie Tyler’s look for Total Eclipse of the Heart joins the freak show.

9pm Thursday Jan 12th ABC2.


  1. I’ve tried to watch that show on a couple of occasions. It creeped me out, and there wasn’t enough comedy in it to keep me interested.

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