A brand-new comedy drama series, written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Four Lions, The Thick Of It...), looks at the painful truths of being a shhtuuudint. Shipping up as freshers at their shared house are: JP (Jack Whitehall, in his first dramatic role), public school boy with good teeth and an inflated sense of entitlement; Kingsley (Joe Thomas, AKA Simon off The Inbetweeners), charming and crushingly insecure; Josie (Kimberley Nixon, from Cranford), determined to experience 'new things'; socially-awkward know-it-all Howard (Greg McHugh, Gary: Tank Commander); hard-living Vod (Zawe Ashton, from Case Histories); and Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie), desperate to be cool and terrified of being boring. One by one, the six new students destined to be housemates congregate before term begins - although second year Howard has of course already been in solitary residence for some unspecified time. There are already some surprises in store: to his considerable bemusement, Kingsley manages to pull at the pub; Oregon locks horns with her lecturer, Professor Shales, at her first English tutorial; and Josie ends up in bed with JP - a random encounter after which, to her horror, she realises he is in fact there to stay. Fresh Meat guest stars Robert Webb - 'cause David Mitchell was too busy.