Mouth to Mouth (TV series)

Mouth to Mouth is a 2009 comedy-drama television series written by Karl Minns and broadcast on BBC Three.[1] A successful pilot episode of the programme had been broadcast in 2008, starring the same female cast as the full series but no males and with a significantly different story.[2] Each of the six episodes follows a monologue structure (with brief comments from other characters) in which each of the main characters describes their life around the same date. As the series progresses, the viewer discovers how the lives are interwoven. On the surface the script has some fine humorous moments but underlying it deals with some serious issues.

Mouth to Mouth
Written byKarl Minns
Directed byCraig Young
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Mark Iddon
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC Three
Original release23 November (2009-11-23) –
7 December 2009
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# Title First broadcast
1"Meeshell"23 November 2009 (2009-11-23)
2"Tyler"23 November 2009 (2009-11-23)
3"Luke"30 November 2009 (2009-11-30)
4"Devine"30 November 2009 (2009-11-30)
5"Rakim"7 December 2009 (2009-12-07)
6"Faith"7 December 2009 (2009-12-07)


Tim Dowling of The Guardian said of the first episode that the "monologue format is a bit stilted but the writing is sharp and at times very funny".[3] Joe Clay in The Times called it "brave thought provoking telly that is also very funny". Matt Bayliss in The Daily Express thought the series "a modern fairy tale that managed to be both original and still actually work". The Radio Times was also a fan, calling it "beautifully written and splendidly acted...a treat of the kind seldom found on BBC3".


  1. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (31 August 2009). "BBC3 commissions lesbian drama". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Mouth To Mouth… Shamless Plug Warning". 28 October 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  3. ^ Dowling, Tim (24 November 2009). "School of Saatchi, Gracie! and Mouth to Mouth". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 December 2009.

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