The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris which follows the life of suburban teenager Will and three of his friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive as they navigate the minefield of education with their hormones at full blast.
The series aired in the UK on E4 from 1 May, 2008 to 18 October, 2010. There are 18 half-hour episodes in three seasons.
The Inbetweeners premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Thursday 6 January 2011, at 21h05. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 aired on BBC Entertainment from 6 January to 10 February, 2011, on Thursdays at 21h05. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are six episodes in the first season.
The Inbetweeners follows the misadventures of four British, suburban, high school boys (Will, Simon, Jay and Neil) intent on having a good time, bunking school, and trying to get in the underwear of their much savvier female peers.
It's a sitcom set in an environment where the real stories are about trying to get served in pubs using archaic legal loopholes, passing your driving test and accidently smashing the passenger door off, or throwing up all over your unrequited love's 5-year-old brother.
The Inbetweeners follows the four lads' fallings-out, bad relationships and stupid behaviour. We see them trying to avoid scrapes with the school's resident psychopathic bully, go out hunting for girls to chat-up, and master the art of slow dancing.
Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) is on a bad run. His parents have just divorced and, to make matters worse, his mum has moved him from a posh private school and into the sixth form at the local comprehensive.
Despite the twin handicaps of being the new kid and carrying 'an actual briefcase', Will quickly makes new friends – Simon (Joe Thomas), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley).
Unfortunately, they are far from the coolest kids at school.
Together they attempt to navigate the perils of sixth form life – namely the school nutter, Mark "I'll rip your throat out" Donovan (Henry Lloyd Hughes), and the psychotic head of year, Mr Gilbert (Greg Davies) – while trying to make girls, like the gorgeous Carli D'Amato (Emily Head), 'notice them for who they really are'.
Which is a bad move, because they are idiots.
Over the course of their first term alone, the boys' roll call of dishonour includes accidentally hitting a disabled girl in the face with a Frisbee, gate crashing a funeral cortege in Simon's tiny, bright yellow car, and calling Neil's dad a "bumder".
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 6 January 2011 | Finale: 10 February 2011 | Thursdays, 21h05
Season 2 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 1 March 2011 | Finale: 5 April 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Season 3 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 3 April 2012 | Finale: 8 May 2012 | Tuesdays, 22h00