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Fresh Meat 

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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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2016   2013   2012   2011  
4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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 Wright Stuff: Episode #16.25 (2011) See more »

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Oh, those vapid, clueless students...
20 October 2011 | by mlleangeliqueSee all my reviews

A tediously patronising and utterly charmless portrayal of studenthood, Fresh Meat views like the imagination of someone who hasn't been near a university in a zillion years, and whose ideas about students are formed entirely from ridiculous news reports of depoliticised yet scary&violent student demonstrators, and something wot they read in a magazine once. Characters are about as sympathetic and believable as Jar Jar Binks.

As the better moments of Peep Show indicate, Bain and Armstrong are capable of more than this. Having said that - think of all the characters the pair have ever written who aren't white, male, middle aged and middle class. Any stand out as particularly well-developed and thought-through? Maybe it shouldn't exactly be a surprise that their portrayal of a somewhat diverse group of twentyish year olds seems concocted from profoundly lazy stereotypes.


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21 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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