Funny Girl. Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton)
Funny Woman

Funny Woman

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Max
  • 2023
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy about a fictional British comedy actor, based on Nick Hornby's book Funny Girl. Also features Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett, David Threlfall, Tom Bateman, Arsher Ali and more.

  • Due to return for Series 2
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,404
Funny Woman. Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton)

Key details

Comedy Drama
Sky Max
6 (1 series)
Gemma Arterton, Rupert Everett, David Threlfall, Tom Bateman, Arsher Ali, Alexa Davies, Leo Bill, Matthew Beard and more
Nick Hornby, Morwenna Banks and Will Smith
Oliver Parker
Paul Schlesinger, Nick Hornby, Gemma Arterton, Morwenna Banks, Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Jessica Parker, Jessica Malik and more

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.

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Additional details

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

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 9th February 2023 at 9pm on Sky Max
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 23rd March 2023 at 12:40am on Sky Max - Episode 6
  • Monday 20th March 2023 at 10:10pm on Sky Max - Episode 6
  • Sunday 19th March 2023 at 12:40am on Sky Max - Episode 6

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