is a BAFTA-nominated channel 4 sitcom written by and starring Simon
Pegg and Jessica Stevenson. The series plots the lives
of Tim (Simon Pegg) and Daisy (Jessica Stevenson) as well as those
of their friends.
(Simon Pegg) is a twentysomething, underachieving comic book store
(assistant) manager with a morbid fear of dogs and Daisy
(Jessica Stevenson) is a would-be journalist who is yet to get an
To get their flat, they had to pose as a professional 'yuppie' couple
and their landlady, Marsha (Julia Deakin), is still to realise
Brian (Mark Heap) is a conceptual artist and more than a
bit... well, wierd.
Daisy's best friend Twist occassionally pops in to their
flat and is currently flirting with Brian.
best friend Mike is an enthusiastic member of many outdoor
activity organisations including the territorial army, although
they will never make up for the disappointment of not being able
to be in the "real army".
wrote (Mid-April, 2001):
"I've never really spoken of, or recommended one of the key
influences on the writing of Spaced, this being the show,
Northern Exposure. It's a lot gentler than Spaced but it nevertheless
inspired me in it's use of the dreams and 'what if' sequences. The
central strory concerns a New York doctor, who finds himself paying
off his medical school tuition by serving as practitioner in a remote
Alaskan township. It's nothing like Spaced really but if you watch
it you will see kindered sentiments. Indeed when we pitched Spaced
to LWT in early 97' we said it would be a cross between The Simpsons,
The X-Files and Northern Exposure. "