Funny Girl. Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton)
Funny Woman

Funny Woman

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky Comedy
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a fictional British comedy actor, based on Nick Hornby's book. Also features Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett, David Threlfall, Tom Bateman, Clare-Hope Ashitey and more.

  • Starts in October
Funny Girl. Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2022
Channels
Sky Comedy
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett, David Threlfall, Tom Bateman, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Arsher Ali, Alexa Davies, Emily Bevans and more
Writers
Nick Hornby and Morwenna Banks
Director
Oliver Parker
Producers
Nick Hornby, Gemma Arterton, Morwenna Banks, Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Jessica Parker and Jessica Malik
Companies

It's the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool - but there's got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be... someone. The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is.

The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she'd read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory - an audition for a TV comedy show. Barbara's uncompromising northern wit proves to be the X factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a ground-breaking new sitcom which will have an impact on British comedy for decades to come.

Being a woman in a largely male environment has its own challenges, but as Barbara 'finds her funny' she re-defines the prevailing attitude to funny women and in the process, reinvents herself.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Funny Girl (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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