It's the end of the world, and humanity is on the verge of self-destruction as nuclear war erupts. Faced with imminent destruction friends Tom and Suze unite for one last passionate moment, except they don't die, which makes things a little uncomfortable the next day. Eight years on, they are stuck with each other and wander the post-apocalyptic landscape that used to be England with Laura, their daughter from that fateful night. Along their travels they meet clusters of survivors trying to decide which bits of civilisation to reintroduce to their new world. Hilarious, touching and totally original, Cockroaches asks what it means to be human, and its answer is seriously funny.
The series features a first class ensemble of iconic and next generation comedy actors including Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Hunderby) and Esther Smith (Cuckoo), Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat), Alexander Armstrong (Pointless), Nigel Planer (The Young Ones), Jaime Winstone (Made in Dagenham), Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey), Dan Renton-Skinner (House Of Fools) and comedians Rich Hall and Tom Davis (Plebs).