Hapless. Paul Green (Tim Downie). Copyright: Magnet Films.

Hapless

My5 and Amazon Prime Video sitcom about a Jewish journalist. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Tim Downie, Lucy Montgomery, Josh Howie, Geoffrey McGivern and Daniel Sinyor.

Another series is in development.

Hapless. Paul Green (Tim Downie). Copyright: Magnet Films.

Hapless

Comedy series about a Jewish journalist

Genre
Sitcom
Published
2020
Platforms
My5, Amazon Prime Video
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Tim Downie, Lucy Montgomery, Josh Howie, Geoffrey McGivern and Daniel Sinyor
Writer
Gary Sinyor
Director
Gary Sinyor
Producers
Gary Sinyor and Marc Collins

Part Curb Your Enthusiasm part Alan Partridge, Hapless (originally titled The Jewish Enquirer) follows the life of 40-something Paul Green, an investigative journalist at the 4th biggest Jewish publication in the UK, who takes his job - as well as his neurosis and pet peeves - very seriously.

Paul seeks to address some of the major dilemmas of our times such as: can a key-cutter be trusted with your home address; can a shower gel legally claim to contain 7,927 mint leaves; is Philip Green actually BAME; and why has there never been a Jewish 007?

However, his journalistic ambitions are partly thwarted by interference from dominating sister, Naomi, who regularly calls him in for baby-sitting duties; their dismissive father, Ronnie; and neurotic best friend, Simon.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • The Jewish Enquirer (Original Series 1 title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 28th February 2020 on Amazon Prime Video
Last new broadcast
Friday 28th February 2020 on Amazon Prime Video

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