Mastering The Universe

Spoiling someone else's pleasure is the most deeply rewarding of all the controlling arts.

Feeling cold in restaurants, answering in monosyllables, making a little tutting noise when anyone says something amusing - these are just some of the tried and tested fun-prevention techniques which have been used by miserable sods down the centuries.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Nick Newman.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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0101The Workplace2005110220100514 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20100514 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)
20150705 (BBC7)

Spoiling someone else's pleasure is the most deeply rewarding of all the controlling arts.

Feeling cold in restaurants, answering in monosyllables, making a little tutting noise when anyone says something amusing - these are just some of the tried and tested fun-prevention techniques which have been used by miserable sods down the centuries.

Written by Christopher Douglas and Nick Newman.

Professor Joy Klamp takes a tour of miserable people and places. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp takes a tour of miserable people and places.

Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas.

From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is the Workplace.

0102The Joy Of Sulks2005110920100521 (BBC7)
20111118 (BBC7)
20131231 (BBC7)
20150712 (BBC7)

Professor Joy Klamp tours the miserable world of relationships. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp tours the miserable world of relationships.

Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas.

From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is the Relationship.

0103Party On Down2005111620100528 (BBC7)
20111125 (BBC7)
20140107 (BBC7)
20150719 (BBC7)

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of partying. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of partying.

Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas.

From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is the Party.

0104Holidays2005112320100604 (BBC7)
20111202 (BBC7)
20150726 (BBC7)

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of holidaying. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of holidaying.

Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas.

From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is the holiday.

0105Food And Drink2005113020100611 (BBC7)
20111209 (BBC7)
20140114 (BBC7)
20150802 (BBC7)

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of our menus. Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas. From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp explores the miserable world of our menus.

Stars Dawn French and Christopher Douglas.

From November 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is food and drink.

0106 LASTChristmas2005120720101222 (BBC7)
20111216 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)

Professor Joy Klamp explores ways to make the festive season truly miserable. Stars Dawn French. From December 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp explores ways to make the festive season truly miserable.

Stars Dawn French.

From December 2005.

Professor Joy Klamp guides us through the miserable universe that is Christmas.

0201Diy20090224

Investigating the fun that can be had, at other people's expense, through DIY.

0202Travel *20090303

Investigating the fun that can be had, at other people's expense, through travel.

0203Children *20090310

Investigating the fun that can be had, at other people's expense, through the gift of children.

0204 LASTWeekend *20090317

Investigating the fun that can be had by spoiling other peoples' weekend.