Spencer Jones's The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk to return

Exclusive   Tuesday 27th April 2021, 2:29pm by Jay Richardson

The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk. Herbert Clunkerdunk (Spencer Jones). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Spencer Jones's The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk is returning for a second series, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

Filming on five new episodes of the absurdist BBC Two comedy shorts will begin this summer.

A showcase for Jones's goofy titular alter-ego, the sight gag-heavy, DIY soundtracked prop comedy, in which he plays a struggling actor, was first piloted in 2018, with four ten-minute episodes following a year later.

Co-starring Lucy Pearman (Harry Hill's ClubNite) as Herbert's wife, Bobby Kindle, the second series is once again directed by Martin Stirling (Buffering). Dominic Coleman (Upstart Crow) has also appeared as his best friend, Jonny Wallop, as have Jones' real children, Winona and Sonny.

Made by Tiger Aspect (The Vicar Of Dibley, Man Like Mobeen), the recommission follows last year's cancellation of Mister Winner, Jones's more mainstream BBC One sitcom which also co-starred Pearman.

Revealing the news on social media in October, he wrote: "I know it's not important in the grand scheme of things but I wanted to let you know that Mr Winner is not going to have a second series.

"I had a lovely time making and want to thank Matt Morgan for writing it for me and the BBC for having me in it. Thanks for watching x "

Originally known simply as The Herbert, Jones's stage persona was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017 and 2019.

A BBC spokesperson declined to comment on The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk's return.

All four episodes of the first series are still available on BBC iPlayer.

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