Big Boys on Channel 4, cast, when it's on TV and what it's about
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New Channel 4 comedy, Big Boys starts this week (May 26) and follows the story of two young men who strike up an unlikely friendship when they're thrown together at university. The new six-parter, which has been described as "unmissable TV" by star Camille Coduri, comes from comedian Jack Rooke.
It is set to explore the friendship between two boys from very different ends of the 'spectrum of masculinity'. Here is everything that you need to know about the new series.
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What is Big Boys all about?
Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two, 'very-different', boys who become best mates at Brent Uni Freshers Week 2013. Narrated by comedian Jack Rooke, Big Boys is based on his award-winning live Edinburgh Fringe shows 'Good Grief’, 'Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.
19-year-old Jack (played by Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn) is a dweeby, sheltered, closeted boy from Watford, trying to both overcome grief after his dad’s passing and figure out what he actually wants in life.
He leaves potty-mouthed matriarch Peggy (Doctor Who star Camille Coduri) who has persuaded him to take up a scholarship at a local uni so he can make something of himself and not just be stuck at home, masturbating and knitting blankets to sell on Etsy.
Meanwhile Danny, 25 (Jon Pointing) is your typical loud and proud lads’ lad. Hailing from a run-down seaside town, Danny is a few years older than every other fresher, trying to live out a lost adolescence whilst confronting the demons of his own mental health.
Living in an ex-classroom shed on campus, the boys get thrown together by the enigmatic Jules (Katy Wix), the head of the SU who was once a student herself a decade ago and has just never, ever, left.
They soon meet Corinne (Izuka Hoyle), a sharp, study-centric Scot who’s also learning to let her hair down and Yemi (Olisa Odele), the savvy fashion-kid who at 19 has already seen it all, done it all and begrudgingly guides this gang of misfits through Freshers and beyond.
And so we follow their first year at Brent Uni as they explore, experiment and try to discover themselves, helping one another along the way.
Who's in the cast of the series?
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The Big Boys cast is led by Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn, Plebs and Pls Like's Jon Pointing and Doctor Who star, Camille Coduri.
Talking to WalesOnline, Camille said: "It's an incredible piece and it is hysterically funny and moving at the same time." She described how she was attracted to the role of 'Peggy' when she heard that Jack Rooke was writing the series. "He's a bit of a genius. He's a bit of a Shakespeare in fact."
Ghosts' Katy Wix also stars, alongside Izuka Hoyle and Olisa Odele.
When is it on?
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Big Boys starts on Channel 4 and All 4 at 10pm on Thursday, May 26. It will run for six weeks.
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