Fresh Meat, Channel 4's smash-hit comedy drama series has already garnered double RTS wins and a British Comedy Award. Now it's up for The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) YouTube Audience Award - the only award voted for by the British public - at next month's Arqiva British Academy Television Awards.
Featuring a brilliant line-up of young talent and penned by Peep Show creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, Fresh Meat follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far: university!
Shipping up as freshers at their shared house are: JP (Jack Whitehall, in his first dramatic role), public school boy with good teeth and an inflated sense of entitlement; Kingsley (Joe Thomas. Inbetweeners), charming and crushingly insecure; Josie (Kimberley Nixon, Cranford), determined to experience ‘new things'; socially-awkward know-it-all Howard (Greg McHugh, Gary: Tank Commander); hard-living Vod (Zawe Ashton, Case Histories); and Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie), desperate to be cool and terrified of being boring.
Away from home for the first time, on the brink of adult life, they are about to discover who they really are. From the moment they first meet, their lives are destined to collide, overlap and run the whole gamut of appalling behaviour and terrible errors of judgment familiar to anyone who's ever experienced one of life's great rites of passage.
Fresh Meat guest stars Robert Webb as Geology lecturer Dan and Tony Gardner as Professor Shales.
Fresh Meat is made by Objective Productions and Lime Pictures and produced by Rhonda Smith. The series is executive produced by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, Judy Counihan, Phil Clarke and Andrew Newman for Objective Productions and Tony Wood for Lime.
A second eight-part series will be screened on Channel 4 later this year.