Last week I was lucky enough to attend a special BAFTA screening of the final ever series of Channel 4 comedy Peep Show and was treated to the first two episodes.
Back in 2003, Peep Show, a sitcom told from the point of view of two flatmates living together in Croydon first burst onto our screens, and made household names of little-known comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
In twelve years the series has gone on to become Channel 4’s longest running sitcom, and after 54 episodes this ninth series, three years on from the last, marks the end of an era.
After the screening, BAFTA held a Q&A with David Mitchell, Robert Webb and writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, in which they refused to rule out the possibility of the series returning, with Jesse saying: “I don’t think we’d do it any time soon, but I think we’ve all said that we love working together, and we love writing the jokes, so now feels like the time to stop it. But I would like to find out what they do later in their lives."