Fleabag is a British Comedy Drama that ran for two series across three channels. Originally co-produced by Two Brothers Pictures with Amazon Studios, for digital channel BBC Three.
The series was adapted from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival one woman play of the same name, that won the Fringe First Award.
The initial idea of the character of Fleabag came from a challenge by a friend, where writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge was given the task of creating a sketch for a ten minute section in a stand-up storytelling night.
Premiering in July 2016, the series was a huge hit with audiences and critics alike. Between 2016 and 2017 before series two had even hit TV screens the series had won no less than eleven awards.
Series one was so popular it was repeated later in 2016 on BBC 2. The second and final series was screened in 2019 on BBC 1. Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge stated the reason for making the second series the last was that she believes that the story is complete
The series follows the life of Fleabag: an angry, confused, sex-addicted young woman living in London.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge- Fleabag
Hugh Skinner – Harry
Sian Clifford – Claire
Brett Gelman – Martin
Bill Paterson- Dad
Olivia Colman – Godmother
Ben Aldridge – Arsehole Guy
Jamie Demetriou – Bus Rodent
Jenny Rainsford – Boo
Hugh Dennis – Bank Manager
Andrew Scott – The Priest
Fiona Shaw – The Counsellor
Kirstin Scott Thomas – Belinda
Ray Fearon – Hot Misogynist
Channel: BBC Three, BBC 2 (series 1), BBC 1 (Series 2)
Written By: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Original Transmission Dates: 21st July 2016 – 8th April 2019