Hapless
Hapless

Hapless

  • TV sitcom
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • 2020 - 2023
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Comedy series about a Jewish journalist. Stars Tim Downie, Josh Howie, Jeany Spark, Michael Fenton Stevens, Daniel Sinyor and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020 - 2023
Channel
Amazon Prime Video
Episodes
14 (2 series)
Stars
Tim Downie, Josh Howie, Jeany Spark, Michael Fenton Stevens, Daniel Sinyor, Lucy Montgomery and Geoffrey McGivern
Writers
Gary Sinyor and Simon Michaelson
Director
Gary Sinyor
Producers
Gary Sinyor, Tim Downie and Marc Collins
Company

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.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • The Jewish Enquirer (Original Series 1 title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 28th February 2020 on Amazon Prime Video

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