Josh

Confirmed for BBC Three from 22 September at 10am

Ep 1/6

Thursday 22 September

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After a successful debut first series in 2015, Josh Widdicombe returns for a second series of Josh, a quirky comedy about the highs and lows of life as an anxious old man trapped in an anxious young man’s body.

Josh is back and he’s nerdier and more awkward than ever. And his hopelessly selfish flat-mates aren’t helping matters. Welsh charmer and football shirt aficionado, Owen (Elis James) is sabotaging Josh’s love life - again - and disaster-prone Kate (Beattie Edmondson) is scoring more own-goals than Josh’s beloved Plymouth Argyle. Not to mention over-familiar landlord, Geoff (Jack Dee), who always seems to be popping round and getting in the way.

In the first episode of this new series, Josh is dumped by his girlfriend, so Owen takes him on a double date with a couple of voracious cougars, Valerie and Karen. Meanwhile, an email mix-up leads to Kate breaking Geoff's heart.

Expect plenty of exasperated grumbling, a glossary of nostalgic 90s references and a host of brilliant guest-star cameos throughout the series, including Tamzin Outhwaite (Eastenders, New Tricks), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French And Saunders, Comic Strip), Michael Ball (singer, theatre star and Radio 2 DJ), Emma Bunton (The Spice Girls), Miles Jupp (Rev) and Mike Wozniak (Man Down).

CAST: Josh by Josh Widdicombe, Geoff by Jack Dee, Kate by Beattie Edmondson, Owen by Elis James, Valerie by Tamzin Outhwaite, Karen by Susannah Doyle.

Production Company: BBC Studios
Producer: Simon Mayhew- Archer,
Director: David Schneider
Writers: Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine & Henry Paker
Executive Producer: Stephen McCrum
BBC commissioning editor: Shane Allen

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