The BEST Episodes of Peep Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020

Network: Channel 4

A take on the 'odd-couple' sitcom, Peep Show revolves around the lives of two twentysomethings, Mark and Jeremy, who share a flat. Mark is an office worker, with a bleak outlook on life. who obsesses over his co-worker, Sophie. Jeremy in contrast, is a lazy, shallow guy trying to make it in the music industry. A unique twist that immediately sets the show apart form other sitcoms is the use of the first person view point [nb. the original show title was POV], where we get to see from the characters own eyes. We also get to hear internal thoughts and opinions which reveals stuff they wouldn't say out loud.

Seasonal Beatings

#1 - Seasonal Beatings

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 24, 2010

Mark has invited his parents over for Christmas dinner. Everything has been planned down to the last detail but Jeremy has become over excited and Dobby and Super Hans show up as unexpected guests.

star 8.15
581 votes
Directors: Becky Martin

#2 - Holiday

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 11, 2007

Jeremy takes Mark on a stag weekend, with a rented canal boat. There, they meet two sisters, Aurora and Lucy, and their father. Jeremy falls in love with Aurora, whilst Lucy becomes sexually attracted to Mark. The father offers Mark a job in India, a way out of his impending marriage to Sophie, whilst Jeremy accidentally kills, and then eats a bit of Aurora's dog.

star 8.10
367 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Mark's Women

#3 - Mark's Women

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 6, 2008

Mark gets into online gaming and live role play with Dobby and wonders whether she may be The One. Meanwhile, Mark and Sophie finally sort out their annulment. Jeremy joins a cult.

star 8.10
444 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Are We Going to Be Alright?

#4 - Are We Going to Be Alright?

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2015

Jeremy is turning 40 - and it's hitting him hard - while Mark makes an audacious attempt to win the woman of his dreams.

star 8.09
370 votes
Directors: Becky Martin

#5 - Threeism

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2015

As Jeremy's love life takes a surprising turn, Mark deals with his own matters of the heart. A girl he has had a crush on since university is launching her new book, so he seizes the opportunity to see her, telling himself it is endurance, not stalking. He invents a fictitious dinner party to get her into the flat, but things do not look good when she calls to ask if she can bring her husband. In an effort to bolster numbers, Mark gets Jeremy and his friends on board last minute, and by the end of the night the truth about Jez's new romance is revealed to all.

star 8.09
365 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Man Jam

#6 - Man Jam

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 3, 2010

Dobby, the object of Mark's desires, is now dating a graphic designer named Simon. Both Gerrard and Mark are determined to win her affections. Ben offers Jeremy the ideal job as head of development for his music web site.

star 8.08
574 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Andrew O'Connor, David Mitchell, Jesse Armstrong, Robert Webb, Sam Bain
St. Hospitals

#7 - St. Hospitals

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 26, 2010

Mark and Jeremy are at the hospital awaiting the birth of Mark's baby. Sophie is determined to have a natural birth and doesn't want Mark to transfer any of his anxiety to the baby. Meanwhile, Jeremy is convinced he will never get over losing Elena, until he meets Zahra, whose boyfriend is in a coma.

star 8.08
587 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Andrew O'Connor, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Das Boot

#8 - Das Boot

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

Time is running out for Jeremy as Elena and Gail's marriage is imminent. However, he thinks there may be a way to get Gail off the scene and win Elena back. Meanwhile Mark, although conflicted about becoming a father, is worried that Jeff is becoming a potential rival dad. He decides that he's going to learn to drive so that he can take Sophie to the hospital when the baby arrives. Sophie is delighted, but learning to drive doesn't prove that easy.

star 8.05
475 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Jeremy Therapised

#9 - Jeremy Therapised

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 25, 2012

Mark has asked Dobby to move in with him, and Jeremy is faced with the prospect of moving out to make way. But Jeremy has been dragging his heels and Mark is increasingly worried that Dobby will move in with his rival, Gerrard instead.

star 8.04
651 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
A Beautiful Mind

#10 - A Beautiful Mind

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 10, 2010

Jeremy holds a book group at the flat in an effort to try and impress Zahra but apart from Mr Nice, Jeremy has never read a book. Mark is concerned by not being able to satisfy Dobby's sexual needs and decides to get some help for the problem.

star 8.03
513 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain

#11 - Handyman

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2007

Jeremy meets his hero, techno musician Russell "The Orgazoid". He ends up working as his handyman, which leads Mark to become suspicious, as it seems that Jeremy's job consists of making smoothies for him. Meanwhile Mark meets Sally at his school reunion, one the few girls who actually ever liked him. It turns out that she has married one of Mark's childhood tormentors, Foz. Mark decides to try and seduce Sally whilst Sophie is away on a business trip.

star 8.01
408 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Jeremy's Mummy

#12 - Jeremy's Mummy

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired May 23, 2008

Jeremy's tortured relationship with his very sweet mother comes under the spotlight. It emerges that Jez has been living off handouts from his mum for years and now he's in line for half of her £40,000 bequest from an aunt. Jeremy's need to self destruct kicks in immediately, as does Mark's inability to stop his excruciating attempts to ingratiate himself with any mature grown-up. He adores Jeremy's mum and hero-worships her Scots Guardsman boyfriend.

star 8.00
447 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain

#13 - Shrooming

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2005

Jeremy plans to throw a secret magic mushroom party in the flat, where he hopes to seduce his ex, Big Suze. But when Mark suddenly comes home from work with gastric flu, Jeremy's plans go to pieces.

star 7.96
570 votes
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
The Party

#14 - The Party

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 2009

As a last desperate hurrah before the baby arrives, Mark and Jeremy decide to throw a party. Mark sees it as his final opportunity to reignite his relationship with Dobby, while Jeremy imagines it's a chance to make Elena insanely jealous. But as the evening proceeds, it all becomes a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.

star 7.96
432 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
New Year's Eve

#15 - New Year's Eve

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 29, 2010

Mark is depressed about Dobby on New Year's Eve but Jeremy is determined that the 'El Dude Brothers' are going to have the best night ever.

star 7.95
525 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Big Mad Andy

#16 - Big Mad Andy

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 16, 2012

Jeremy finally agrees to leave the flat and move in with Super Hans. Mark employs a decorator, Andy, to repaint the kitchen, and Jeremy helps out by giving him free 'life-coaching' advice. Meanwhile, Mark enrolls on a business studies evening course and meets Stephanie an attractive older woman.

star 7.94
551 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain

#17 - Wedding

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 18, 2007

It's Mark's wedding day. He is torn about whether he should go through with it or not. Jeremy discourages him but Mark continues. On the way to the reception, Sophie breaks down and runs away. Jeremy comforts Mark as the 'El Dude Brothers' are reunited.

star 7.94
433 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Jeremy in Love

#18 - Jeremy in Love

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 2009

Jeremy realises that he's in love with Elena and decides to be generally less selfish to win her affection. He also thinks it might be a good idea to tell her he loves her, but Mark isn't so sure...

star 7.92
480 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Kid Farm

#19 - Kid Farm

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2015

Jeremy and Super Hans come to blows over the rights to a tune they wrote back in the noughties, while Mark's play date with his son doesn't quite go to plan.

star 7.89
340 votes
Directors: Becky Martin

#20 - Quantocking

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2005

Mark worries he and Sophie are drifting apart and proposes. Elsewhere Super-Hans decides to give up drugs, and Jeremy once again gets intimate with past love Big Suze.

star 7.87
438 votes
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
Quantocking II

#21 - Quantocking II

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 24, 2012

Dobby is offered a job in New York by ex-boyfriend Simon. Uncertain about the offer, Dobby suggests that she and Mark spend a weekend in the country. The perfect time, as far as Jeremy is concerned, to get a few things off his chest.

star 7.87
501 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell
Nether Zone

#22 - Nether Zone

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 17, 2010

Mark's baby's christening day arrives and he arranges to take Jeremy to the church with him. The duo end up getting locked in the hallway of Zahra's flat though.

star 7.85
627 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Jeremy's Manager

#23 - Jeremy's Manager

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired May 30, 2008

Jeremy and Super Hans get a band manager and play a Christian rock festival. Mark comes along as their roadie, and learns how to have sex properly for the first time in his life.

star 7.82
514 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
The Interview

#24 - The Interview

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2003

Jeremy faces a dilemma: money vs. art. Should he put all his time and effort into his music and try to 'make it' or should he be like Mark and get a 9 to 5 job to pay the bills (including three months of rent owed to Mark). Sophie is still the object of Mark's desires and he still fumbles about trying desperately to let her know how he feels.

star 7.82
768 votes
Directors: Jeremy Wooding
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain
The Affair

#25 - The Affair

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2009

Mark discovers that Jeremy's girlfriend Elena has a guilty secret. But should he tell him when Jez is clearly so happy? In addition to this, Alan Johnson offers Mark the chance to go into business with him. Mark, while reassuring himself that this is his dream offer, begins to see Johnson in a new light. Big Suze inadvertently brings Mark and Jeremy's problems to a head

star 7.82
483 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain