Big Boys on Channel 4, cast, when it's on TV and what it's about
Keep up to date with the latest stories with our twice daily WalesOnline newsletter New Channel 4 comedy, Big Boys starts this week (May 26) and follows the story of two young men who strike up an unlikely friendship when they're thrown together at university. It is set to explore the friendship between two boys from very different ends of the 'spectrum of masculinity'. Read more: Peter Kay set to confirm 'comeback tour' of arena gigs for next year Big Boys is a silly, sweet comedy about two, 'very-different', boys who become best mates at Brent Uni Freshers Week 2013.
19-year-old Jack (played by Derry Girls' 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 (Doctor Who star 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. 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. The Big Boys cast is led by Derry Girls' Dylan Llewellyn, Plebs and Pls Like's Jon Pointing and Doctor Who star, Camille Coduri. Talking to WalesOnline, Camille said: "It's an incredible piece and it is hysterically funny and moving at the same time. Ghosts' Katy Wix also stars, alongside Izuka Hoyle and Olisa Odele. Big Boys starts on Channel 4 and All 4 at 10pm on Thursday, May 26.
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