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Peep Show

Year:
Duration:
25 min
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
8.7
Awards:
7 wins & 34 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2003-09-19
Filming Locations: Canterbury House - 2-6 Sydenham Road, Croydon, London, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Isy Suttie
Isy Suttie
Peep Show
David Mitchell
Mark Corrigan
Robert Webb
Jeremy Usborne
Olivia Colman
Sophie Chapman
Matt King
Super Hans
Neil Fitzmaurice
Jeff Heaney
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Trivia
In an interview for The Culture Show (2004) Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain said that two of the main inspirations for Peep Show were the scene in Annie Hall (1977) where Alvy and Annie are talking and their real thoughts are shown as subtitles, and also the documentary Being Caprice (2000) (which in turn was inspired by Being John Malkovich (1999)), which used a POV style of filming that they thought was an arresting technique which would go well with the inner thoughts/voice-overs of Mark and Jeremy. They also cited Danny in Withnail & I (1987) as an inspiration for the quirky, drug-addled Super Hans (also the dynamic of an even weirder third character alongside a double act).
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The actors sometimes wear 'camera helmets' to get close-ups and actions that can't be done with a normal camera.
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With very few exceptions (and apart from establishing shots of locations at the beginning of scenes) every shot is from a character's point of view (as if the viewer is seeing things through their eyes). Also, every single scene features either Mark or Jeremy, if not both.
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Faq
Q
Do Mitchell and Webb write "Peep Show"?
A
No, the episodes are written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong. Mitchell and Webb do add additional material.
Q
Will there be any more seasons of Peep Show?
A
Yes, in December 2010 Channel 4 ordered an eighth and a ninth series, and series 8 began airing on October 25th 2012.
Q
What does Jeremy live on?
A
Mark's kindness, mostly. Early episodes show him badgering Jeremy about overdue rent, but then he seems to let it go, later saying in a series 5 episode "You don't pay rent." Jeremy gets his spending money from occaissional brief spells of employment, claiming benefit, handouts from his mother and sometimes he comes into little bits of money through luck (though often there's a catch).
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Photos from cast
Jonathan Aris Leanne Wilson Georgia Zaris Ellie Chidzey Charlie Covell Rakhee Thakrar Isy Suttie