Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title character in this freewheeling British sitcom was Peter Payne (Alex Langdon), a frustrated teenager living in cozy middle-class complacency with his Dad (series writer Daniel Peacock) and Mum (Tilly Vosburgh). As annoying as his home life may have been at times, it was sheer pleasure compared to school, where Peter was at the mercy of his clueless headmaster (Tony Robinson). The only person who made life worth living was Peter's beautiful classmate Amanda (Liza Walker) -- and she barely knew that he was alive. To blow off steam, Peter used a videocam to record his life, his loves, his triumphs, his travails, and especially his hormone-driven rants. The winner of the Royal Television Society award for Best Youth Program, Teenage Health Freak lasted for 12 half-hour episodes, which were shown on Britain's Channel 4 beginning May 21, 1991 and ending March 29, 1993 (there was an inexplicable year-long gap between the first season and the last).