List of Campus episodes

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Campus is a semi-improvised British sitcom set in the fictitious Kirke University. It is created by the team behind the comedy sketch show Smack the Pony and hospital-based sitcom Green Wing, led by Victoria Pile. The show follows the lives of some of the staff, in particular the power-crazed and callous vice chancellor Jonty de Wolfe, played by Andy Nyman.[1][2]

Campus was first broadcast as a television pilot on Channel 4 on 6 November 2009, as part of the channel's Comedy Showcase season of comedy pilots. A full series of six episodes commenced airing on 5 April 2011, with the first episode being a re-shot and expanded version of the pilot.[3] All episodes are produced and directed by Victoria Pile. All the episodes are written by a team of eight writers: Pile, Robert Harley, James Henry, Oriane Messina, Gary Parker, Richard Preddy, Fay Rusling and Christian Sandino-Taylor.[4] Campus was cancelled after the first series due to poor TV ratings.[5]


Series[edit]

Series Episodes Original transmission DVD release
Pilot 1 6 November 2009 N/A
Series 1 6 5 April – 10 May 2011 16 May 2011[6]

Pilot: 2009[edit]

No. Title Channel 4 viewers (million) U.K. air date
N/A "Comedy Showcase: Campus" 0.9[8] 6 November 2009
Jonty de Wolf, vice chancellor of Kirke University, decides that in order to increase the profile of the university more of his lectures should be writing best selling books, following the example of the newly promoted senior lecturer in mathematics Imogen Moffet. He therefore orders lazy English literature professor Matt Beer to write a book. Elsewhere, accountant Jason Armitage has to get back over £800,000 of university money after an error results in the university staff being paid twice.[7]

Series 1: 2011[edit]

No. Title Channel 4 viewers (million) U.K. air date
1 "Publication, Publication, Publication" 0.61[12] 5 April 2011
The first episode has the same plot as the pilot. The episode however is expanded to run to 70 minutes (including adverts) instead of 40 minutes.[9][10][11]
2 "The Culling Fields" 0.54[15] 12 April 2011
Jonty is forced to make huge spending cuts and the Kirke University rumour mill goes into paranoid overdrive.[13][14]
3 "Hurricane George[fn 1]" 0.38[18] 19 April 2011
A Canadian restructuring guru, George Bryan, is called in to solve Kirke money worries. However, as she is keen on downsizing everything everyone worries about their jobs. Jonty decides to use Matt to seduce her.[16][17]
4 "Come Together" 0.43[21] 26 April 2011
Matt continues his attempt to seduce George, Flatpack tries some wooing on his own, and Jason begins to develop feelings for Nicole.[19][20]
5 "Post-Coital" 0.44[24] 3 May 2011
Matt begins to worry about his actual feelings for a colleague and Imogen panics over an ill-advised coupling.[22][23]
6 "The Final Preliminary Report of Doom[fn 2]" 0.36[27] 10 May 2011
George delivers her final report, but the bad news is not what everyone is expecting, leaving Kirke's staff with even more complicated problems to solve.[25][26]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode is also known under the title of "Dark Canadian Fog".[16]
  2. ^ This episode is also known under the title of "An Ending and a Beginning and an Ending".[25]

References[edit]

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Specific
  1. ^ "Jonty de Wolfe (Andy Nyman)". Channel 4. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Wolf, Ian (6 April 2011). "Campus – Character Guide". British Comedy Guide. 
  3. ^ Wolf, Ian. "Campus". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Wolf, Ian. "Campus – Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Wolf, Ian (29 June 2011). "Channel 4 axes university sitcom Campus". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "'Campus' Merchandise". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Comedy Showcase: Campus". Channel 4. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Plunkett, John (9 November 2009). "TV ratings: Michael Jackson seance watched by 600,000". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Series 1, Episode 1, Publication! Publication! Publication!". Channel 4. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pilot – Campus". British Comedy Guide. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Episode 1.1 – Publication, Publication, Publication". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (6 April 2011). "'Candy Cabs' books in 5.5m for BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Series 1, Episode 2, The Culling Fields". Channel 4. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Episode 1.2 – The Culling Fields". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  15. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (13 April 2011). "'Candy Cabs' waves goodbye to 1m viewers". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Episode 1.3 – Hurricane George". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Series 1, Episode 3, Hurricane George". Channel 4. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  18. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (20 April 2011). "'The Reckoning' sheds more than 2m". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  19. ^ "Series 1, Episode 4, Come Together". Channel 4. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  20. ^ "Episode 1.4 – Come Together". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  21. ^ Laughlin, Andrew (27 April 2011). "Penultimate 'MasterChef' cooks up 5m". Digital Spy. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  22. ^ "Series 1, Episode 5, Post Coital". Channel 4. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  23. ^ "Episode 1.5 – Post Coital". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  24. ^ Fletcher, Alex (4 May 2011). "'Exile' ends with over 4.2m on BBC One". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  25. ^ a b "Episode 1.3 – Hurricane George". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  26. ^ "Series 1, Episode 6, An Ending and a Beginning and an Ending". Channel 4. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  27. ^ Laughin, Andrew (11 May 2011). "'The Apprentice' series seven opens with 7.8m". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 

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