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Paterson Joseph would 'love to reprise Johnson' for the final Peep Show (VIDEO)

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Paterson Joseph is eager to come back to his role as Alan Johnson for the final series of Peep Show.

The actor told What's On TV that he wanted to return to the role of the dodgy businessman alongside David Mitchell and Robert Webb, who play bickering flatmates Mark and Jeremy in the Channel 4 comedy, which is set to screen its swansong later this year.

"I would love to reprise Johnson," says the actor, who stars in ITV drama Safe House (opens in new tab) next Monday. "We have been doing it an awfully long time, but it has been a while since we have gone back to it and we have all had such different careers so it would be brilliant to just bring us all back together. I think the last series will probably be the best because it will be no holds barred."

Paterson says he will never tire of people asking about his outlandish character. "I am very proud of it. People say, 'Does it cheese you off that people remember you for Johnson?'  Why would it? I love that character, he is a great creation," he said.

After the twists and turns of dark thriller Safe House, Paterson will be next be seen the world of comedy again for Sky One's Apocalypse Slough, which centres on a threat to mankind when a comet hurtles towards Earth and co-stars Rob Lowe and Mathew Baynton.

"I play General Gaines who is a proper five star American general. He is very strong and authoritative and he is the one who sorts out what is going to happen to the rest of the human race who are going to survive the apocalypse, but there is a lovely twist to him as well..."

Watch an interview with Safe House star Paterson Joseph, above.

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.


Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.


Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.


In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.