Asylum (1996– )

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Surreal black comedy about an assortment of odd characters trapped in an asylum, in a quiet English countryside. It is run by staff whose sanity is decidedly suspect, as proved by their ... See full summary »

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 Victor Munro (6 episodes, 1996)
Adam Bloom ...
 Adam (6 episodes, 1996)
Norman Lovett ...
 Dr. Lovett (6 episodes, 1996)
Paul Morocco ...
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 Nobby Shanks (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Simon (6 episodes, 1996)
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David Devant and his Spirit Wife ...
 Themselves (6 episodes, 1996)
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Surreal black comedy about an assortment of odd characters trapped in an asylum, in a quiet English countryside. It is run by staff whose sanity is decidedly suspect, as proved by their admission of the local pizza-delivery boy for trumped-up reasons. As the patients try bizarre escapes, we are left wondering whether the whole thing is a massive experiment, or just a cruel hoax. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Extremely funny!
12 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This seems to be a forgotten gem, it was only by chance that i came across this series on YouTube, i hope it comes out on DVD one day...so many great actors in one place!!! I love Julian as Howard Moon, but i love seeing him playing different characters like in this and (un)natural acts. Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes are also a great duo, of whom i am a big fan, basically if you love surreal stuff like 'The Mighty Boosh' and 'Spaced' etc, this show will probably be right up your street! One thing i'm not a fan of in some of the episodes is the random songs. Usually i like musical intervals, but in some parts it just seems unnecessary and out of place. This is of course apart from Bill Bailey's snip it, he is just awesome.


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