Buffering is a sitcom created, written by and starring BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling (Love Island, CelebAbility, Taskmaster), and co-created and written by BBC New Comedy Award winning Steve Bugeja (The Russell Howard Hour, CelebAbility, Economics with Subtitles).

Buffering follows Iain (Iain Stirling), a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids and in an up and down relationship (mainly down) with TV producer Olivia (Elena Saurel - Around the World in 80 Days, Killing Eve, Gold Digger). Iain’s housemates Rosie (Jessie Cave - Harry Potter, Trollied, Black Mirror), Greg (Paul G Raymond), Ashley (Rosa Robson - The Offenders, Inside No. 9) and Thalia (Janine Harouni - Modern Horror Stories, Patrick Melrose, Stand-Up Sketch Show) alongside Ashley’s old flame Robbie (Sean Sagar- Fate: The Winx Saga, The Gentleman, Our Girl), are all navigating that age where they’re too old for nightclubs but too poor for mortgages. Part of a generation who are told they must live the perfect life, these friends discover it’s not only ok but healthy to fail, over and over again.

Episodes Available

Season 1 - 6 x 30'
Season 2 - 6 x 30'

Production Company

Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster



“a level of expertise that clearly shows… tear-jerking and heart-warming.”
The Times

“pacey feel of an American sitcom…the plot is more ambitious than you might expect…Bugeja was big on structure, Stirling wanted to get as many jokes in as possible. Judging by the first episode they have reached a successful compromise”
The Evening Standard

“zippy, gag-dense”
The Guardian

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