Mister Winner. Lesley Winner (Spencer Jones)
Mister Winner

Mister Winner

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom starring Spencer Jones as an eternally-optimistic klutz. Also features Lucy Pearman, Shaun Williamson, Leon Annor and Oliver Maltman.

Press clippings

Shaun Williamson says Mister Winner axed due to covid

Shaun Williamson has claimed Mister Winner was axed after the BBC's "funds were depleted because of COVID-19".

The List, 21st January 2021

Spencer Jones's sitcom Mister Winner axed

Spencer Jones's sitcom Mister Winner has been cancelled, the comic has revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 30th October 2020

TV review: Mister Winner series 1 episode 6

I really don't want to be too harsh on the show, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with it, but it repeatedly takes a scenario which could lead to amusement but then just doesn't do anything that funny or inventive with it. While normally I'd hope that a second series might resolve the problems the first had but it seems a deliberate choice to be such a mundane affair, so in this case I hope it isn't given one and the cast go on to bigger and far better things instead.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 23rd April 2020

Mister Winner - slapstick for a new generation

Mister Winner has done the near impossible, it's managed to reinvent slapstick for a modern audience.

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 20th April 2020

Mister Winner, BBC Two, review

Spencer Jones indulges in Mr Bean-ish pratfall after pratfall.

Rupert Hawksley, i Newspaper, 8th April 2020

Mister Winner, BBC2 review

Gentle comedy about one of life's losers.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 26th March 2020

Mister Winner review

Review of new sitcom from Spencer Jones.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 26th March 2020

TV review: Mister Winner, series 1 episode 1

Given how much of a fan I am of Spencer and Pearman I will watch at least one more episode, but if it wasn't for the talented cast then I'm not sure I'd bother.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 26th March 2020

TV review: Mister Winner, BBC Two

Comedy fans who have seen Jones onstage or enjoyed Clunkerdunk may be surprised by this. There is no laugh track or studio laughter giving it a slightly flat feel. But Jones is great and is always watchable, even when you can see the punchlines coming a miles off. It just seems like an odd fit for someone who is so imaginative, creative and talented.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th March 2020

Mister Winner, episode 1 review

Spencer Jones is one of the funniest, most inventive comedians to have emerged in recent years - which is why it's so disappointing to see him in this most lukewarm of sitcoms. It's like putting Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel of a Reliant Robin.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 25th March 2020

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