/ Fleabag Series 1
6 x 30min
A bittersweet portrait into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman, trying to make sense of the world. As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, with all its frenetic energy, late nights, and bright lights, in this very modern mix of fatalism and hedonism, sustaining a merry-go-round of broken dreamers. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost, and ultimately wondering what the hell she ought to be doing in life. Much like the rest of us.
Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman, Hugh Dennis, Bill Paterson, Hugh Skinner, Brett Gelman, Sian Clifford.
At just six episodes, the show is a precision black-humour mechanism, a warped and affecting fable about one single woman’s existence. The clever editing – cutting off jokes mid-beat, staying close to our anti heroine’s face during sex – is both vaudevillian and elegant
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker
Harry Bradbeer & Tim Kirkby
Executive Produced by
BBC Three & Amazon Prime Video