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Written byKirstie Swain
Directed byAneil Karia / Alicia Macdonald
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Original networkChannel 4
Original releaseJanuary 30, 2019 –

Pure is a British television TV Series first broadcast on 30 January 2019 on Channel 4. The program stars Charly Clive as 24-year-old Marnie who is plagued by disturbing sexual thoughts.

Pure was written by Kirstie Swain, based on the book of the same name by Rose Cartwright.


The cast includes:


The series was first broadcast in the UK on Channel 4 from January 2019.[1]


Critical response[edit]

Pure received generally positive reviews and was praised for its frank treatment of mental health issues and sexuality. It was described as 'a masterly comedy about sex and mental health ' by the Guardian.[2] The NME gave the show 4/5 and described it as 'an essential comedy that peels away the stigma of mental health'[3], and described it as 'one of 2019’s standout shows so far'.[4] The Daily Telegraph called the show 'an excruciating success'.[5]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 83% based on 12 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Pure compassionately explore(s) the complications of compulsion, shame, and struggling to make sense of oneself."[6]


  1. ^ https://www.channel4.com/programmes/pure
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jan/30/pure-o-ocd-review-brave-brilliant-miracle-mental-health-sex
  3. ^ https://www.nme.com/reviews/movie/pure-tv-review-comedy-mental-health
  4. ^ https://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/pure-channel-4-series-2-release-date-cast-plot-trailer-2451608
  5. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2019/01/30/pure-episode-1-review-naked-bodies-extreme-emotions-make-new/
  6. ^ "Pure: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved September 26, 2019.

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