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A six-part comedy series created, written and narrated by Jack Rooke, starring Dylan Llewellyn as a uni fresher, trying to find his tribe whilst still finding himself. Big Boys centres on an unlikely friendship between sweet, shy, closeted Jack (Dylan Llewellyn, Derry Girls) and boisterous, laddish and ever-so-slightly mature student Danny (Jon Pointing, Plebs).

Jack has spent the past year at home with his wonderful, potty-mouthed mum. He’s been grieving for his father and she for her husband, but the time has now come for him to take his place at the local uni. There he meets his roommate Danny as the pair are thrown together during Freshers week, watched over by an entirely over-enthusiastic Student Union head. Jack and Danny are at significantly different places on the spectrum of masculinity but closely bond during the inevitable chaos and frenzy of a first year.


Big Boys is based on comedy writer Jack Rooke’s award-winning live comedy shows 'Good Grief’, 'Happy Hour’ and ‘Love Letters’.

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Perfectly written and performed ode to gay-straight male friendship... Jack Rooke is TV's most exciting voice of 2022.

The Guardian 

Your next coming-of-age obsession.

The Independent

Laughs, life lessons and characters to truly root for... A sensitively handled study of friendship and loss.

The Telegraph


Really beautiful television.

The Guardian, Pick Of The Week



Jack Rooke


Jim Archer


Bertie Peek


Ash Atalla

Alex Smith


Dylan Llewellyn

Jon Pointing

Jack Rooke



Channel 4

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