Scary, funny and bloody, BBC Two and BBC HD introduce a new comedy-thriller from Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, two of the acclaimed creators of The League Of Gentlemen.
Steve and Reece are joined by a rich mix of talent, including Dawn French, Dame Eileen Atkins, Nicholas Le Prevost, David Bamber, Janet McTeer, Christopher Biggins, Daisy Haggard, Debbie Chazen, Daniel Kaluuya and Adrian Scarborough.
Episode One begins with a mystery. Mr Lomax, a blind recluse with an unusual hobby; Robert, a telekinetic dwarf; Mr Jelly, an embittered, hook-handed clown; David, a serial-killer obsessed man-child; and Joy, a deranged but caring midwife, each receive black-edged cards bearing the anonymous message: “I know what you did.”
As the past catches up with these five apparently unconnected characters, their lives begin to unravel.
Reece and Steve have also written exclusive content to offer viewers an online comedy experience at bbc.co.uk/psychoville. Each principal character is supported by their own website featuring exclusive videos and extra comedy. Viewers can also interact with the mysterious blackmailer to uncover more about the secrets surrounding the main characters.
Immediately after the first episode has finished on BBC Two, digital viewers can press the Red Button to watch the next gripping instalment of Psychoville, which is also simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC’s High Definition service available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
The main characters and cast include Mr Jelly (Reece Shearsmith), an embittered, hook-handed clown and children’s entertainer, who is tormented by the success of his rival, Mr Jolly (Adrian Scarborough). Joy (Dawn French) is a desperately misguided midwife with a very odd child; Nicola (Elizabeth Berrington) is a nurse and Joy’s colleague; George (Steve Pemberton) is Joy’s brow-beaten husband; and Robert (Jason Tompkins) is a love-struck telekinetic dwarf who falls in love with Debbie, his panto Snow White (Daisy Haggard), who is beautiful but not very smart.
Thursday 18 June
10.00-10.30pm BBC TWO