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The Tuckers ends after three series

The Tuckers, the Welsh sitcom created by Steve Speirs, has ended after three series. The BBC has confirmed it has opted not to commission a fourth run.

British Comedy Guide, 4th May 2023

Snooker star Mark Williams back in action after acting debut in The Tuckers

"I am a big fan of the show, which is a Welsh-based comedy with the sort of humour I enjoy."

Hector Nunns, The Sportsman, 13th November 2022

BBC Wales launches Festival Of Funny season

BBC Wales is launching Festival Of Funny, a season that showcases Welsh comedy talent across TV, radio and BBC iPlayer.

British Comedy Guide, 21st October 2021

Tuckers Series 2 and 3 start filming

Stella star Steve Speirs's comedy is returning as filming starts.

Megan Nisbet, Wales Online, 17th June 2021

BBC Wales reveals new TV comedy pilots

BBC Wales is piloting a series of comedy shorts. They include a television adaptation of the BBC Radio Wales police sitcom Bravo Two Charlies, Beena And Amrit starring Meera Syal, and Mammoth from stand-up Mike Bubbins.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd April 2021

The Tuckers to return for two more series

BBC One Wales has ordered two more series of The Tuckers, the sitcom written by and starring Steve Speirs.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2020

TV review: The Tuckers, episode 2

This is not a bad show and the second episode is more out-and-out funnier than the first. It could just do with more of an original twist.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th January 2020

TV review: The Tuckers, BBC One Wales

Some critics have suggested that the sitcom is a negative portrayal of working class Welsh valley stereotypes. I don't have a problem with that (though of course I'm not from the Welsh valleys). I'd have just liked it to have been funnier.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th January 2020

TV review: The Tuckers Series 1 Episode 1

King Gary contained portrayals of working class characters that suffered from a surfeit of toxic masculinity and unfortunately so does this, I'm sure it's a coincidence they both went out on the same night and were presumably commissioned at different times and by different people, but it's unpleasant to see such a thing twice on the same evening. With The Tuckers you have two fathers who treat their sons appallingly, as Glyns Dad deliberately wants his son to be miserable and so tells his granddaughter to steal from him, while Glyn himself calls Bobby a pussy for apologising for punching Roberto, it's ugly, ugly stuff and something I found painfully unfunny.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 12th January 2020

The Tuckers review

The BBC Wales comedy is full of valleys clich├ęs and not enough laughs.

Kathryn Williams, Wales Online, 10th January 2020

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