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Peep Show in November

Channel 4 Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Peep Show for 15th November 2004 priced at £19.99. Channel 4’s groundbreaking comedy Peep Show is back with a DVD release of the first series including some ingenious and specially filmed extras. The show invites you into the private world of two very ordinary weirdos, where the narrative comedy is seen through the eyes of the core characters. And in another inventive twist, each character's inner thoughts can be heard - whether they be dark, stupid or embarrassingly over-blown.

At the centre of Peep Show is Jeremy (Robert Webb), a lazy man with big ideas about himself and his future music career. He has been thrown out by his ex 'Big Suze' and has ended up living with Mark (David Mitchell), his old friend, who has a completely different no-pain-no-gain view of the world. Socially dysfunctional in their different ways, Mark and Jeremy have an unhealthy reliance on one another - a dependence that can turn to frustration. And to further complicate their existence, Mark - in his cack-handed way - is in pursuit of the love of his life, co-worker Sophie (Olivia Colman), while Jeremy lives in awe of his idiotic and manipulative mate Superhans and their beautiful but brittle neighbour Toni.

The DVD also includes six specially filmed stand-alone scenes plus audio commentary over two episodes by the writers and principal artists. The fantastic line-up of character based extras are specially filmed scenes based on ‘What Jeremy & Mark did with Mark’s DV camera that he got for Christmas’.

Jeremy’s Extras

  • The first is Jeremy’s Big Brother ‘Audition Tape’, in which he tries to convince the producers how ‘mental’ he is and therefore a perfect candidate for the Big Brother house. Jeremy is seen smashing up a watermelon with a sledgehammer, donning a pair of very tight Speedo swimming trunks and daubing lipstick on his bare chest with the request ‘Book Me’.

  • Then there’s his ‘Last Will & Testament’, which sees Jeremy making plans for his funeral arrangements which include his specific music choices (Sex Pistols, Aphex Twin & Teenage Dirtbag), and guests he’d like to attend.

  • Last but not least is Jeremy’s anarchy-fuelled performance in the video of his musical offering, ‘Outrageous’ which was partly featured in episode 1. Featuring cameo appearances from Mark dressed up as Bin Laden & Tony Blair, Jeremy’s performance gives The Prodigy’s Keith Flint a run for his money.

    Mark’s Extras
  • Mark is keen to add some sparkle to his CV and has produced a self-promotional video - ‘A Voyage Around Mark Corrigan’. Mark, desperately trying to prove that he “works hard, plays hard and sleeps when he’s dead” rather unfortunately, yet fails to make an impact…
  • Finally Part 1 & 2 of ‘Scorpion Patrol: Real Life Behind Enemy Lines’. Mark asks Jeremy and Sophie to read extracts from the book to entertain his Dad who is bored in hospital. Mark gives Sophie a ‘disturbing’ section to read – this upsets her and rather cringingly, Mark uses this moment to chat her up and convince his dad that she really is his girlfriend.

    Peep Show is produced by Phil Clarke (Big Train, Brass Eye), directed by Jeremy Wooding (Derren Brown - Mind Control) and is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain (Smack the Pony).

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