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Fresh Meat 

A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Zawe Ashton ...  Vod 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Greg McHugh ...  Howard 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Kimberley Nixon ...  Josie 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Charlotte Ritchie ...  Oregon 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Joe Thomas ...  Kingsley 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Jack Whitehall ...  J.P. 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Tony Gardner ...  Professor Shales / ... 16 episodes, 2011-2016
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A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Οι Πρωτοετείς See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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During the egg throwing scene with Oregan, played by Charlotte Ritchie, Sam Benjamin had such an accurate throw, he broke the cardboard prop check Ritchie was holding after just a couple of takes. See more »

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Featured in The British Comedy Awards 2011 (2011) See more »

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refreshing well paced piece of work.
5 October 2011 | by samvkalbagSee all my reviews

It is a slow burner in the best sense of the word I don't know how the majority will take to it, but it is nice to see a different slant on the traditional sitcom. It takes time to establish the characters in detail which is nice. Giving them often throwaway inconsequential lines to deliver which reflects the way a person tends to interact with one another it's not just here's the setup preamble he is the gag cue the laughing or cringing, no no this is a well thought out piece of work consciously trying to be different.

Whether you like it or not it is a new edition to the comedy repertoire which has been flourishing of late particularly in Britain. They used to be a time when the UK was the cultural hub of comedy then the Americans took up The mantle, once again the tide has turned and now the it is back on our shores, for the time being at least. Look at the relatively new comedy coming out of the states the middle, Mike and Molly, modern family ,they are truly awful with no redeeming features.

I'm sure America will pick up the standard soon I have every faith in a nation that brought so much in terms of trailblazing entertainment in a comedic form will do so again.

Simon Thomas being present in fresh meat could have been a hindrance I can see why they cast him to ride of the back of his previous success, I daresay people will liken it to his previous work but this not the same old fair. I wonder if chickens will get commissioned also that looked very interesting. I think this has serious legs I just hope people give it time to bed in.

Jack Whitehall's character I predict will become a bit of a cult hero in comedy circles, He is already established himself as a stand-up comedian, doing different variations the standard middle-class posh boy routine. JP his character is pretty much the same with one essential difference here is a bit of a thicky or be it a lovable one.

Zawe Ashton is a brilliant actress who had a supporting role playing Jackson Brodie's receptionist in the fantastic case histories starring Jason Isaacs hello Jason sorry had to do it.

Anyway The writers speak for themselves they are well known enough for me not to analyse them their work proceeds them.

Ever so slowly getting to the point I recommend this wholeheartedly.

Thank you for letting your eyes scan down this incompetent review much obliged.


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