Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that was created by Ruth Jones and James Corden – Gavin & Stacey
Opening Sequence / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them? -IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Joanna Page – Stacey
Matthew Horne – Gavin
Alison Steadman – Pam
Ruth Jones – Nessa
James Corden – Smithy
Larry Lamb – Mick
Melanie Walters – Gwen
Rob Brydon – Bryn
- Except for the scenes shot on location in London in the first episode, the whole series was filmed in Wales, including the scenes set in Essex. The house which was used as the Shipmans’ (Gavin’s family) house is located in Dinas Powys, a village 1 mile North West of Barry, where the Wests (Stacey’s family) live.
- The Terraced Barry house is someone’s actual house – as seen, furniture and all. The occupant ‘moved out’ for the days of filming.
- Almost every episode starts with a phone call between Gavin and Stacey.
- Russell Tovey who plays Budgie is actually from Billericay
- While Nessa’s age is never revealed on the show, Ruth Jones is actually 12 years older than James Corden.
- It was revealed in a commentary recording that Nessa’s dragon tattoo is missing a leg at some point in season 2. In this recording, Ruth Jones (Nessa) challenges viewers to find this.
- In Episode 1.6 it is revealed Gavin lost his virginity in 1993. As he was 28 in the pilot (2007), he would have only been 14 in 1993.
Top Ten Moments
Ordering Take Away
Three Steaks Pam
Smithy and Rudi Rap to Gavin
Nessa At Work