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Fail. Image shows from L to R: Paul (Will Merrick), Claire (Ruby Thomas). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Fail

BBC Three (Online) sitcom. 1 pilot in 2016. Stars Will Merrick, Ruby Thomas, Vincent Franklin, Julia Deakin, Jassa Ahluwalia, Klariza Clayton, Nathan Bryon and others.

Fail. Image shows from L to R: Claire (Ruby Thomas), Helen (Julia Deakin), Marshall (Vincent Franklin), Paul (Will Merrick). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Fail

BBC Comedy Feeds pilot about a young couple living with the man's parents

Genre
Sitcom
Published
2016
Platform
BBC Three (Online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Will Merrick, Ruby Thomas, Vincent Franklin, Julia Deakin, Jassa Ahluwalia, Klariza Clayton, Nathan Bryon, Natalie Arle-Toyne and Gerry McLaughlin
Writer
Tom Melia
Director
Elliot Hegarty
Producers
Gavin Smith, Gregor Sharp and Rab Christie

Fail is a sitcom that follows the unfortunate adventures of the neurotic Paul Smallwood. He is in his twenties, fresh out of uni and looking forward to all the thrills of adult life. However things aren't working out as expected. He's got a great girlfriend, but with not much money between them they've been forced to move in with Paul's parents.

But Paul's biggest problem is himself - his awkwardness, nervousness and inability to censor his inner monologue. Paul is a worrier, a panicker, the neurotic nice guy who always finishes last, but never stops trying.

His freewheeling parents hell bent on becoming bezzie mates with them, and Claire's hot ex Greg is back on the scene and intent on reliving wild tales of their sexual past. Will prudish Paul lose the girl of his dreams to Greg and his endless abs, or can he convince her that he's just as sexually daring?

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