Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two boys from very different ends of the “spectrum of masculinity” who become best mates at Brent Uni Freshers Week 2013.
JACK, 19 (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 (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.
Narrated by comedian Jack Rooke, Big Boys is based on his award-winning live Edinburgh Fringe shows 'Good Grief’, 'Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.
Episode 1 – “Hello You”
With a newly dead dad and a bad perm, shy closeted teen Jack is finally leaving his potty-mouthed mum Peggy for a Journalism degree at Brent Uni. Paired up to live in a campus outbuilding with lads' lad mature student Danny, these two mis-matched freshers go on their first big night out.
Episode 2 – “I Wanna Take You To A Gay Bar!”
Jack and Danny try to find their individual crowds during Freshers Week whilst being banned from partying in halls. A night out with fashion student Yemi leads to them both getting far more than they bargained for.
Episode 3 – “Merry Sexmas”
It’s Christmas at Brent Uni as first years are encouraged to create work for Jules’ Sexual Health Awareness Week Showcase. Meanwhile, Jack and Danny both try facing up to their own sexual shortcomings.
Episode 4 – “Dad, I Did Drugs”
A still grieving Jack tries to become more like his infamously adored Dad, Corinne attempts to loosen up and Danny conducts an experiment with the help of campus dealer, Ash. Down the local pub, the results cause some very messy outcomes for all involved.
Episode 5 – “What A Bummer”
A frustrated Jack attempts to lose his V-plates, meanwhile Peggy is being encouraged by a pushy Shannon to get back on the romantic market. Yemi campaigns to stand for LGBTQ+ society president, whilst Corinne tries to help Danny get back on his feet.
Episode 6 – “The Letter”
Jack moves back home for the summer holidays, desperate for Danny to get in touch after his disappearance. After a chaotic family lunch celebrating his homecoming, Jack and Peggy return to the house with a series of surprises, testing their inseparable bond for the very first time.